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Home-made breakout / dev board

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:30 pm
by mathieu
Based on the information from this thread, I designed a very basic development board for the pybd which is documented here.

This is actually the first PCB I ever designed, and a big part of the fun was finding out if I could pull off soldering the 0.4-mm-pitch WBUS connectors (spoiler: it's much easier than expected). For those of you with zero experience, like me, I tried to document all the steps I followed, but if anything is unclear please just ask.

I look forward to any comments / advice.

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Re: Home-made breakout / dev board

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:03 am
by jimmo
That's awesome! Nice work :)

Btw, did you see the reference designs linked from pybd.io? (Amongst other things, they have the part numbers for those connectors).

Re: Home-made breakout / dev board

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:25 pm
by alustig3
Awesome job! Thanks for documenting and sharing.

I also made a breakout board. Documentation and KiCAD files here in case someone may find them useful.

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