Thursday, June 4, 2009

x0xb0x SS#01: USB Chip

This was the step I considered to be the 'hump' of the build. I didn't have the I/O card shipped with the USB chip pre-soldered so putting this in place was going to be my big challenge. The 32 points would be my smallest solder work to date. I took my time, about an hour in total (clean the surface, place and solder, and snap pics throughout), and hoped for the best. The beer I had just before doing this probably calmed my nerves but also made me aware that I may very brutalize the whole thing. The true test will occur once the I/O is in place so here's hoping!

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