Monday, January 2, 2017

Getting set up to test again

I have an FPGA board whose mini-USB connector was warped, needing replacement. Getting the five fingers lined up with the five narrow traces, plus soldering them and the four mounting tabs, was just too difficult to accomplish by the naked eye. 

My USB camera microscope with its 2D image didn't give me enough visibility, either, so I broke down and bought a used Leica stereo microscope on a boom mount. I have it and will begin to mount the replacement connector now that I can see the tiny parts. 


I hauled everything out of storage and began connecting up all the parts and monitoring leads, which will enable new testing to start tomorrow. 

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