For quite some time I have 19 SMD RGB LEDs sitting in one of my electronics boxes. It used to be 20, but I’ve ruined one while trying to solder it to perfboard. They are 3 single LEDs put into one package, no common anything. The board contains an ATmega168 chip, a few resistors, capacitors and headers and of course 8 RGB LEDs. I designed the board a few months ago, but never managed to have it made. It’s a good way of testing BatchPCB. The boards themselves are manufactured by Gold Phoenix. I’ve done business with them directly before, so I know the quality will be high – unless something goes wrong during the panelization.
For code and design files click on ‘Projects –> GIT repo’ in the menu above.
I’ve already discovered the first error. The LEDs are activated by PORTB. Unfortunately the pins are not ordered sequentially. Oh well, can’t get everything right the first time. At least it can be fixed with some code ;-)
→ Update 1: 01.12.2009:
BatchPCB have finally shipped the boards to me. Mine were on panel 553, while panle 580 had already been shipped back from GoldPhoenix. Either it was forgotten, lost or the panels get shipped back to them in random order. Now the only question that remains if whether they put my flawed design on the panel or the one I submitted a few minutes later. Of course I had sent them an email to let them know about that. Let’s find out if they read customer emails. If I’m lucky the boards arrive before xmas. Maybe the customs guys spare me with their curse this time. Waiting for more than 4 weeks is bad enough.