Burning Fingers with the .NET Micro Framework

Spent some of today soldering. I’m not as good at it as I used to be. Or perhaps things have got smaller. Either way, I was very pleased to see a red LED flashing at the end of my efforts. It meant that I hadn’t destroyed the power regulator chip.

I was soldering pins into one of these. They are a very neat connector that take Xbee radio devices and allow them to fit onto standard plugboards. We are using these as part of our Dare To Dream Different competition entry and we want to connect some sensors.

Having carefully soldered around 20 pins I then discovered that I only actually needed to connect to around four of them. Oh well, I suppose the practice was good for me.