‘Programming the CRICKIT for Selective Soldering’ Part 3 | @mfgday #MFGDay18
What better example to show & demonstrate for Manufacturing Day than how we manufacture the CRICKIT?! Specifically the selective soldering process, which our own Noah Barrow wrote some fantastic blogs for earlier this year. Here’s a snippet from part 3:
So far we’ve discussed our thinking behind the CRICKIT’s panelization as well as some guiding principles that underpin our programming philosophy. Now let’s get to the actual CRICKIT program itself!
Although you may go about it in a number of different ways we tend to lay down our flux paths FIRST. We like to sketch the flux paths first because the board will always be fluxed prior to soldering.
We begin by merely sketching over the necessary leads we know we will be soldering. Remember, it’s too early to begin optimizing. We can start tweaking once we’ve seen how the program runs.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.