PCBs, PCBs, PCBs

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Pictured above is all the PCBs for my new shiny WiiBoy I’ve been working on. I ordered them from JLCPCB (which has been a really great service so far). I used a solder template and placed the components by hand before using a hot air station to reflow it.

The most exciting pcb (in my opinion), is the one on the very top, it’s a USB-C Power Delivery and Data Multiplexer. In other words, it allows me to charge the batteries and use an internal usb drive all through the one USB-C port. I haven’t tested all the functions yet but I did successfully negotiate 15v out of a USB-C charger so I consider that success for now.

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It’s a 4 layered PCB which I’ve had to do a few times now so I’m starting to get the hang of it.

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Well the design is going great so far. Hopefully the testing of the PCBs will go smoothly. On track for an MGC release…

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