ROBOT VS HUMAN BOARD ASSEMBLY CHALLENGE!
Are you better than a robot solderer?
Can you handle tiny solder points?
Do you have really steady hands?
Do you have great eyesight?
Can you work without instructions?
If you answer yes to all the above you might be up to the challenge!
What you'll get:
One MTJPRO11a assembled by a robot and tested by a human.
One MTJPRO11u board and parts (or just the PCB if you take the super-challenge)
If you succeed, mail or e-mail us some pictures of YOUR working board next to the one we sent, and we'll post your name and/or picture on the "I'm as Good as a Robot Assembler" web page"
Remember, you'll get almost no instructions. As a matter of fact, here they are:
Assembly instructions for the MTJPRO11 board
0. Observe all SMT soldering and anti-static precautions, use a thin tip temperature controlled soldering iron, use 60/40 .020 dia. solder.
1. Solder on C5
2. Solder on SRAM
3. Solder on all SMT DIPs and capacitors
4. INSPECT ALL Solder joints for cold or missing joints repair as needed (if you miss a joint and solder in the through-hole components you will never be able to reach the joints especially on the SRAM)
5. Solder in all through-hole components and place a female header in the IRLED sip on the board solder a male header to the 330ohm sip and insert into this into the IRLED female connector.
6. Solder all SMT resistors in.
7. Test power system then test with PCBUG11 and IC.
Please remember that these are not detailed instructions and that the MTJPRO11 board was not designed to be sold as in unassembled kit form.
Ha! You call those instructions? Well if you really get stuck (which you probably will) you can always ask for help from the discussion group!
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