Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Electronic Frustration.

On Tuesday night I was about to try out the control system out  with compressed air and was fiddling with a 5V wire when I shorted it on something and fried the Xbee. I am not entirely sure how this happened since what I touched wasn’t connected to the xbee but the end result is it now only outputs dots over serial and won’t respond to any commands (programing or otherwise). Luckily everything else was fine. The lesson…. Fuse your electronics!  I have ordered a replacement, hopefully they will get here before the weekend. 

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