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Old 04-06-2008, 12:37 AM   #136 (permalink)
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Freeguino up and running

I have my Freeguino up and running now. At least it is blinking at me. I built the USB version. I'll probably build the serial version in the middle of next week.

A couple of notes when building the freeguino.

1. LED's have polarity. I destroyed one LED because of this. Make sure the positive (long side) goes into the bottom hole if looking at the Freeduino board. You can orient the Freeduino board if you see the word "Freeduino" right side up and the USB port is on the left. LED's are diodes which need to be oriented in the correct direction.

2. The freeduino assembly forgets to include C1 and C9 in the instructions.

3. When soldering the female headers tack one pin first then complete the rest of the pins. The tack will put the headers in place so you can quickly solder the rest of the pins. It is crucial to make sure they are aligned. Tacking the first pin will help with the alignment.
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