Cornwall trip

I was told that I must take a weeks leave from work, so I thought I’d MoT my Land Rover. I also visited friends and family.

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 I also went out walking with dad and family.

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Volvo coming of age

So the Volvo ticked over 30k miles today. A sad moment for all.

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Tinned

I used some cold tinning solution to put a protective coating which is easier to solder to.

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 Also we went to the gadget show at the Birmingham NEC. It was good, I purchased a tablet, for a whopping £29.95. Android operating system. YES IT IS BRAND NEW. Using it to write this post!

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Etched PCB

Today I etched the PCB board using ferric Chloride.  It worked a treat, but probably showed that I should have cleaned up the board better and taken more time and had more patients when doing the ironing of the print. Either way it has worked and I now have some tinning solution in the post so that I can coat the bear copper with something to making soldering to the board easier and also to protect the copper from corrosion.

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PCB Printing

I printed the circuit onto photo paper and cleaned the PCB board using a kitchen scrubber thingy, brand new. I then ironed the print onto the PCB board, I don’t think I ironed it for long enough or hard enough, so I wound up spending my evening colouring in the blackness using a Staedtler Permanent marker pen as supplied by the etching solution people from Ebay.

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Easter Weekend

We didn’t get up to a great deal over the long weekend, we did have Lynn and Gerry to visit on Friday and on Sunday visited Portsmouth where Hannah cooked a great roast! We visited Basildon Park (NT) on Saturday, which was pleasant but busy. Mowed the grass and kept busy around the house the rest of the time.

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 I started to design a printed circuit board for the shift registers to expand my Arduino board on Monday.

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Sweden again

Spent last week in Sweden. Also we painted the bathroom and sorted out Hannah’s wardrobe.

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