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by zenbike
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: No more Gert... kits
Replies: 98
Views: 16720

Re: No more Gert... kits

It's apparently completely removed from UK and Export sites, at this point. As noted elsewhere, a search turns up only references in forums and blog posts.
by zenbike
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Pi reboots when 3.3v jumper is placed?
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Re: Pi reboots when 3.3v jumper is placed?

This could just be a dip in the Pi's voltage causing a brown-out but to my untrained eye, the Gertboard doesn't look like it is full of caps and stuff that soak up amps on start-up? All seems to work from the limited amount of doodling I have done but I would like to know what the cause is ? That's...
by zenbike
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Pi reboots when 3.3v jumper is placed?
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Pi reboots when 3.3v jumper is placed?

Is it normal for the procedure for testing the 3.3v power on J7 to reboot the Pi? It's very consistently causing it to power cycle or at least to reboot from the color test screen, as if just powered on, when I touch the J7 pin and a ground, or when I place the jumper on J7 to power the board. I do ...
by zenbike
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 22637

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

So, I'm also soldering up my Gertboard. Managed to place one of the IC sockets backwards. Suggestions for removal without damage? It's very difficult to remove an IC socket. Leave it as it is and mark the new top end with a dab of Tipex so you don't forget. That's a good tip - if you'll pardon the ...
by zenbike
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Testing procedure for newly assembled Gertboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 2218

Testing procedure for newly assembled Gertboard?

Like many others, I have received my Gertboard, and have completed the assembly procedure. Since this is my first soldering project, I am concerned with the quality of my work. In fact, it is my first electronics project. I'd like to test each component of the board to eliminate my assembly as a sou...
by zenbike
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Removing a component from the board without damage
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Re: Removing a component from the board without damage

Thanks. That makes me feel a lot better. I was worried that I'd ruined the board.
by zenbike
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 22637

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

So, I'm also soldering up my Gertboard. Managed to place one of the IC sockets backwards.

Suggestions for removal without damage?
by zenbike
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Removing a component from the board without damage
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Removing a component from the board without damage

My Gertboard came today. So I rushed home, and read the assembly manual, and then started soldering bits to the PCB. Apparently, I missed the directionality of the sockets for the micro controllers, because, even though I knew which direction it needed to go, I soldered one on backwards. So, how do ...

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