Sdixon organized a group build of Bus Pirate v4 PCBs:
Yesterday we held our group build and it was a great success. About 25 people built a total of around 30 Bus Pirate V4c. All but one of them worked! The one that didn’t work resisted some pretty determined troubleshooting and rework so we are assuming there was an etch error in the PCB. We will probably do some more troubleshooting on that one just to satisfy our curiosity on what went wrong with it. But given that at least half the participants had no SMD experience, I think our success rate is pretty impressive.
We did two sessions of about 13 people each and got through the entire build, rework, program and test cycle for everyone in about 3 hours per session. I wasn’t quite sure that would be enough time but, with some careful planning and setup, we managed it.
Thanks for your support. We had a lot of fun building the BP.
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