05.17.09

Posted in Hardware at 11:12 pm by Dirk

Last week the students at Electrical engineering delivered the PCB, and what a change. Compare the pictures of the Sort of completed post, and the image below. The breadboard has been replaced, so the electronics are mostly finished.
This is not the first PCB that was made, however due to layout-errors on the previous design and the large amount of time it took to solder the SMD-components we decided that a different approach was needed.
The new PCB has through-hole components instead of the surface mounted components of the previous PCB, which makes soldering it a lot less work, and this time the design is solid.

Next up: attaching the third motor, used for controlling vertical speed and making attachment points for the PCB.