Preparation

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Preamble : prepare before acting

In order to assemble the kit you will need the following tools:electronic_tools1_description

  • soldering iron
  • solder wire
  • flat pliers
  • cutting pliers
  • a multimeter (voltmeter, ohm-meter, shorts)

 

 

Sort the componematrix_ctrlr_building_parts6nts on a tray, and compare them to the parts-list. Make sure you’ve got the right amount of parts!

 

It’s a good idea to work on a clean table. Placing components on a tray allows you to pause your work and come back to it later if necessary.

The kitchen is the perfect place to find containers for components.

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You will solder components from the shortest to the tallest.

Notice that some components are polarized and need to be inserted in a certain way (respective of their positive and negative leads) while others are not and can be installed in either orientation. Non-polarized components like jacks or potentiometers need to be inserted correctly to work as expected by the firmware (follow the footprint).

unpolarized : resistors, small capacitors, trimmers, potentiometers, encoder, jacks, switches.

polarized : chemical capacitors, diodes, LEDs, ICs, DC barrel jack.

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It’s now time to solder.

 

 

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