So I recently laid out another board. It’s an attempt at another sensor light board.
The micro is down and I’ve poked it with a set of pins and she’s responding to commands.
Really fun stuff, I went for a bit more surface mount stuff this time. I have only stuck down the micro and a mosfet atm.
I hope the SMT passives all play ball.
I’ll soon find out!
On the next iteration i have already thought to avoid any pins at all and only possibly use pads for programming and outputs.
I think i will just build devices in the future without the generalist hacker in mind, more just a method i am happy to use for myself.
I see a day when i will just use the tools around to create smarter and possibly cheaper solutions to my own hardware needs, using the tools of open source software and hardware design..
So far i have a free circuit designer, a cheap board producer in china, free cad enclosure software and my own 3d printer. It should be all I need.
This maybe the future of your stuff.