Steph's build log


#1

Just recently joined CE and enjoying the videos etc. I’m almost ready to submit my Blinky to OSHpark.
Other background about me, I am a Ham Radio operator and teach the syllabus to new radio amateurs at my local club. I love to tinker with Arduino & RPi too.


#2

Welcome Steph. I look forward to reading about you progress.


#3

Hi Steph!

Be sure to post some photos or videos of your completed Blinky boards. You have definitely found a good crowd of tinkerers here.


#4

Ok, I am committed, for better or for worse.

The board / gerbers has gone to Oshpark

Fingers crossed :smile:


#5


#6

Got the boards back from Blinky, one question. Should I be able to see through the vias if held up to the light.
It looks like they haven’t been drilled.


#7

Unless you specify otherwise, vias are usually tented, meaning the are covered with solder mask.


#8

Ok, I’ll put this down to a noob mistake on my part :slight_smile:


#9

If you have any doubts, you can use a continuity tester (i.e DMM) to verify that the vias do connect the planes by probing the pads that connect to the respective vias.