Author Topic: charlieplex building hint  (Read 4167 times)

scruss

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charlieplex building hint
« on: February 14, 2013, 06:17:07 pm »
After accidentally frying some LEDs while building the charlieplex board, I updated the digispark:tutorials:led to include LED alignment tips. These were modified from Jimmie P Rodgers' Make the LoL Shield tutorial. I hope it helps more people build the board successfully.

Now I need to wait until the Digispark store is properly open to buy a replacement LED shield  :-[

digistump

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Re: charlieplex building hint
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 04:21:39 pm »
scruss - thanks for the contribution - great to have folks add tips for what worked (or didn't) for them!


lazerdye

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Re: charlieplex building hint
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 04:16:36 am »
Thanks from me too, this hint helped me assemble the charlieplex today without a problem!

scruss

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Re: charlieplex building hint
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 09:22:16 am »
Glad it works for folks. I scored a bunch of 3 mm RED LEDs from the local electronic parts store (which also happens to be a Home Hardware) and desoldered the previous disaster. Thanks for making the boards so thick and well-plated, Erik — it survived my ham-fisted lead-free desoldering, and came out good as new.


Didn't quite get all the LEDs perfectly straight, but it's good enough.