mounting the opensensor
Here you can see how to mount and solder the opensensor step by step. We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you.
Step 1 - backside
Take the PCB (printed circuit board, the green big thing) and look at the backside as in the picture.
Step 2 - backside
Now solder U3 (MAX3232) on the PCB. We have two versions of this unit, a thin and a wide version. In the picture we have the thin one. If you have the wide one, please click here.
Step 3 - front
Now you have to turn the PCB to the front. The backside is ready (you may come back to the backside to cut some of the legs of some of the units).
Step 8 - front
Now solder the capacitors C5, C6, C7, C8, C8, C10, C13, C14, and C15 (do not worry, all are the same).
Step 9 - front
Now solder D1 and D3. There are two different colors (red and green). Be aware, the longer leg of the LED is the plus pole.
Step 25 - front
Now put the DSPIC into the socket (no soldering required) and (if any) plug in the nRF905.
Step 26 - front
Connect the battery clip. The black cable to ground (1st pin on J8) and the red one to VIN (6th pin on J8).