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pcb [2006/03/16 19:53]
smashtv created
pcb [2006/03/21 21:01]
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-PCB is short for "​Printed Circuit Board"​. ​ One way to think of them is as a stencil or blueprint for a circuit or device. ​ When a PCB is made, the task of putting together a circuit is much easier, since all the connections are premade-- it's just a matter of mounting individual parts. 
-One issue to note for those new to soldering(at least, one issue that I had):  It's possible for the etching on a PCB to come up if heat from the soldering iron is misapplied or applied too much.  While this is a real hassle, it should be possible to solve by bridging either with insulated wire(soldering one end to each side of the formerly-closed circuit path) or by some other means. 
-One way to avoid this is to get a good desoldering tool.  RadioShack has a couple, one of which is a simple trigger-operated vacuum, and the other is a combination soldering-iron-and-vacuum with a squeezebulb for intake. ​ This seemed a bit strangely designed to me, plus it was 45 watts which would probably toast something. 
-In short, it's best to get practice soldering before one messes up a MIDIBox CoreModule! 
-PCBs for MIDIBox modules can be found at SmashTV'​s website http://​ as well as at a German site I can't remember the URL for. 
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