Fresh out of the box from BatchPCB
Semi decent closeup
It's like Christmas!
Finally get to put the iron to the test
I guess that'll do...
Design flaw number 1
Not quite sure how to solder that bugger...
I should be a photographer...
0603, man that's tiny!
Design flaw number 2, or as someone put it, accidental improvement. No 0603 4.7uF 12V+ caps exist, but 1206's do! And yes, those pads are supposed to be connected.
Design flaw number 3, wrong footprint for switching diodes (board was fabbed before parts ordered, had to make do!)
Solder joints look a lot better when not macro'd
Power regulator and microcontroller
Thermocouple digitizer done
All SMD done! (except for R4, doh!)
Design flaw number 4, header on wrong side!
Glad I ordered extra
A pretty cool fix if you ask me...
If contents ignite, say goodbye to board and parts!
Triac and heatsink
2A fuse for circuit boards
More photography fun
I/O board mounts here