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jimilee

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Very clever Mr. Bean
« on: October 10, 2020, 05:54:53 PM »
So I finished a pedal today and, after troubleshooting, I discovered I failed to solder all of the components. It seems Brian expects us to solder every component. After I did, the pedal worked. You win this round Mr. Madbean....this time....


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Re: Very clever Mr. Bean
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 06:14:17 PM »
This is why I clip leads after soldering.

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Re: Very clever Mr. Bean
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 07:39:58 PM »
This is why I clip leads after soldering.
I do that too,  missed soldering 1 or 5.
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Re: Very clever Mr. Bean
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 07:43:05 PM »
Bah! Next you'll tell me I'll need to actually plug the pedal in! It's a circuit, that implies self-enclosed, why should I need to add anything to get it to work?!?!


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Re: Very clever Mr. Bean
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 08:02:12 PM »
Ha, I did this with the Wolf thing that was the echo/drive/phase.  I pin-soldered all the corners of the sockets and then never went back and finished them.  Plugged it in and WTF?  Trouble shot for about 15 minutes before the obvious displayed itself.  Worked like a champ once I finished it...
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Re: Very clever Mr. Bean
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 08:20:03 PM »
Uh...

I never forget to solder everything. Honest!  ;D

Then there's SMD ics, where you aren't sure if all the pins are soldered or not... Schroedinger's Soldering Iron.
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Re: Very clever Mr. Bean
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 09:03:44 PM »
I had the same with one recently.  After a few minutes of puzzlement at no output, I remembered that installing the ICs into the empty sockets is probably a requirement for full functionality.

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Re: Very clever Mr. Bean
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 03:22:26 PM »
I was totally expecting this guy to have something to do with this post.


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Re: Very clever Mr. Bean
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 04:07:30 PM »
Yeah, it always catches me off guard that you canít just reverse the tip and sleeve wiring for jacks, just like I did on those eight jacks for that little mixer Iím making.

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Re: Very clever Mr. Bean
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 04:40:33 PM »
Yeah, it always catches me off guard that you canít just reverse the tip and sleeve wiring for jacks, just like I did on those eight jacks for that little mixer Iím making.
I mean, they all go to the same place don't they?
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