31 Jan '12, 11pm

D&D

D&D

All of the electronics are done! You can hook up a battery, turn it on, and check that it works. If you have problems, go ahead and cuss or throw something (soft, gently) if you want. It's cool- I'll wait. It's frustrating when things don't work the first time, every time, but don't worry- we'll sort it out! First, check for shorts. Look for ANY places where traces are touching each other that we didn't specifically say they should be connected earlier. Be particularly careful to check where your bridges are at if you put any stitches in them. It's easy to go too far through the fabric and end up with your top trace in contact with the bottom trace. If you've got a multimeter with a continuity setting on it, that's a great way to check. Just put one probe in contact with your positive trace and one in contact with your negative trace. If it beeps that you've got continuity...

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