PCB have arrived fromt he states. They have allready got the usb – serial chip added, therefore all i need to do is purchase the rest of the cmponents, wjhich i have just done, i require:
2.7k resistor, low current T-1 led, 10uF and 0.1uF caps
to make up 2 boards, i got…
2.7k resistors x 2
2x ceramic capacitors
2x electrorolytic radial caps
2x yellow low current led
2x panel clips for leds
the usb socket i got was from farnell, and cost over a pound but comes with a molex style connector on it, therefore i have bought some molex 90 degree angled connector blocks to attach them to it.
i will be heading to maplins to get a box to fit these into it, so shall require a few pcb spacers to attach it to the box. im thinkin gof using plastic ones as i can cut these down easily.
the pcb header strip 2mm are still not arriving yet due to uni postage issues with payment, therefore i will try them tomorrow, i shall therefore make the rest of the board up tonight, and try to see if the drivers work.
that and my other coursework lol.
With this pcb working, we can test the board with a mac and the rest of the pcb can be nmade for the outer ball, then can be placed inside a ball, for testing.
The motor drive circuit i shall get a final copy of tomorrow from the robot football club, so shall have that ready to be made next week.