20240201 Razor Crest Main Board PCB Revision 5

20240201 Razor Crest Main Board PCB Revision 5

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2024 A month has passed by and before I knew it, its already February. I was quite busy with my Day Job since December and so, I had to put a lot of things away for obvious reasons. I was hoping to start with calculating and planning for the production of the […]

20231113 Re-Flow Soldering on the Razor Crest PCB

20231113 Re-Flow Soldering on the Razor Crest PCB

Finally, with some luck on my side, I am left alone for the afternoon. This also means I have access to the important large table. You see, I have not done anything to reduce the size of the solder paste stencil but rather, left it as it is. THE SOLDER PASTE When you hand solder […]

20231030 Preparing the SMT Stencil

20231030 Preparing the SMT Stencil

THE WAITING GAME I’ve been needing to do this since the stencil came two months ago. As the stencil is huge (280mm x 380mm), it is quite impossible to clear a flat space on my Works Table for it to lie on. And so, I had to wait until the other table is ‘free’. I […]

20230924 Razor Crest Engine Stencils

20230924 Razor Crest Engine Stencils

This came about more than a month ago from JLCPCB but I was too busy to open it. Not only that, looking for a working space big enough was also another issue. To be honest, I forgot about the huge size of the solder paste stencil, which measures close to an A3 sheet give to […]

20230822 The Razor Crest Front PCB

20230822 The Razor Crest Front PCB

BEFORE I GO ON… And so, finally, the PCB arrived today. This is the final PCB for the Razor Crest and I can really start to test the whole system. I mean, I had it all planned and yes, I did skip the prototyping board stage since the circuit looked simple (at least I though […]