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Old 06-10-2008, 12:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I got my cluster of wires pushed to the proto shield from NKC. But, then ran into several issues.

The first was the size of the holes are tight for the Zener diodes, or if you have larger watt resistors. Not a big deal, but does require some persuasion and the small area makes it challenging.

The second problem is more of an issue. Basically, the trace across the center of the board for 5V is not connected, just solder pads; the ground is OK.

I contacted NKC and they acknowledged my find. They were prompt, but I would wait for a new generation board before getting another proto shield from them.

All in all, it went great, aside from the issues with "placement on the fly". And, it looks good, piggy backed on the Guino. Still not as compact as a custom PCB setup, but very friendly for plug-and-go with any Freeduino board, snap in, snap out.

I'm waiting for my other Freeduino's to arrive so I can assemble the generator and get back to testing this thing.

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