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Interesting build pictures

Interesting build pictures

From:
Tom Short
Date:
2015-04-15 @ 19:31
See here for some interesting Atreus build pictures:


On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 2:56 AM, Phil Hagelberg <phil@hagelb.org> wrote:

> JD Carpenter <jdcarpe@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > If it's an entire column, it's either the first diode in that column, or
> > more likely, the header pin on the controller that connects it to the
> > column on the PCB.
>
> The diodes are actually laid out in parallel, so a single diode failing
> would only cause a single switch to go out, not a column.
>
> You can see here that the far right column is connected by a trace on
> the back across over to the middle...
>
>   http://gerblook.org/pcb/NxuQ7JEGZ9KDHQV3TiAaLe#back
>
> Then (remember the front side is flipped, so look at the left for this
> one) through a via to the front side and to the 4th pin down on the
> controller's left side:
>
>   http://gerblook.org/pcb/NxuQ7JEGZ9KDHQV3TiAaLe#front
>
> If you're lucky, the bad joint is on the exposed side of the PCB. This
> is easy to fix; just take your iron to that pin and re-flow.
>
> There's a chance that the bad joint is on the microcontroller
> itself. This is a much bigger hassle to repair as it involves
> desoldering the switches so you can get at the controller.
>
> Give it a try re-flowing the pin on the exposed side; hopefully that
> does the trick. You can also try connecting that 4th pin to any of the
> bottom 4 pins on that side of the microcontroller with a wire. If that
> works, then the problem shouldn't require removing the switches to
> fix. If not, let me know and I can walk you through the steps of fixing
> it on the other side.
>
> -Phil
>

Re: Interesting build pictures

From:
Tom Short
Date:
2015-04-15 @ 19:32
Sorry for the early message. Here's the link to the build pictures:

https://plus.google.com/photos/+MuriloPereira1/albums/6136889803450725137

Here's a Reddit thread on that:


https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/32ov7z/building_an_atreus_keyboard_with_picture/


On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 3:31 PM, Tom Short <tshort.rlists@gmail.com> wrote:

> See here for some interesting Atreus build pictures:
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 2:56 AM, Phil Hagelberg <phil@hagelb.org> wrote:
>
>> JD Carpenter <jdcarpe@gmail.com> writes:
>>
>> > If it's an entire column, it's either the first diode in that column, or
>> > more likely, the header pin on the controller that connects it to the
>> > column on the PCB.
>>
>> The diodes are actually laid out in parallel, so a single diode failing
>> would only cause a single switch to go out, not a column.
>>
>> You can see here that the far right column is connected by a trace on
>> the back across over to the middle...
>>
>>   http://gerblook.org/pcb/NxuQ7JEGZ9KDHQV3TiAaLe#back
>>
>> Then (remember the front side is flipped, so look at the left for this
>> one) through a via to the front side and to the 4th pin down on the
>> controller's left side:
>>
>>   http://gerblook.org/pcb/NxuQ7JEGZ9KDHQV3TiAaLe#front
>>
>> If you're lucky, the bad joint is on the exposed side of the PCB. This
>> is easy to fix; just take your iron to that pin and re-flow.
>>
>> There's a chance that the bad joint is on the microcontroller
>> itself. This is a much bigger hassle to repair as it involves
>> desoldering the switches so you can get at the controller.
>>
>> Give it a try re-flowing the pin on the exposed side; hopefully that
>> does the trick. You can also try connecting that 4th pin to any of the
>> bottom 4 pins on that side of the microcontroller with a wire. If that
>> works, then the problem shouldn't require removing the switches to
>> fix. If not, let me know and I can walk you through the steps of fixing
>> it on the other side.
>>
>> -Phil
>>
>
>

Re: [atreus] Re: Interesting build pictures

From:
Phil Hagelberg
Date:
2015-04-16 @ 06:34
Tom Short <tshort.rlists@gmail.com> writes:

> Sorry for the early message. Here's the link to the build pictures:
>
> https://plus.google.com/photos/+MuriloPereira1/albums/6136889803450725137

Cool! Always fun to see how people put them together.

-Phil