DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I

I assembled most of the Adafruit Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield for Arduino kit – v1.0 last night.  Since I don’t have an Arduino yet,1 I didn’t want to solder in the connector pins.  Other than those four connectors, it is all soldered up.

FYI, don’t try to put the L293D into the 16-pin sockets before you solder the socket into place.  I tried to do that and it was a mistake.  I bent some of the leads to the socket and stabbed myself in the finger with the L293D chip.

  1. DrawBot Resources and Links
  2. DrawBot, the Adventure Begins
  3. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  4. DrawBot - The Breakdown
  5. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  6. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  7. DrawBot - The Plan!
  8. DrawBot - The Hacks
  9. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  10. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  11. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  12. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  13. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  14. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  15. Simple Series with SEO! after just one day
  16. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  17. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  18. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  19. DrawBot – Printing!
  20. DrawBot – Calibration
  21. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  22. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  23. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  24. Plugin Considerations
  25. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  26. Another Drawing Robot!!!
  27. DrawBot Practice Tip: A Watched Pot
  28. Why do DrawBots draw on walls?
  29. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  30. DrawBot Aesthetic Re-Design Ideas
  31. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  32. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  33. Overengineered Spools
  34. Overengineered Stepper Motor Mounts, Filament Guides
  35. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  36. DrawBot - A Tour!
  37. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  38. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  39. Simple Series WordPress Plugin Update
  40. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  41. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  42. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  43. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
  44. To Maker Faire!!!
  45. Drawing Robot Penmanship

  1. It’s on its way!!! []

3 Responses to “DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I”

  1. […] got 16 posts on your site yammering on about this project – when all you have so far is one half-assembled circuit board?  No, you’re going to have to do better than that.  Besides, if you had simply moved to […]

  2. […] today I picked up some small eyescrews and new tips for my soldering iron.  Tonight I’ll assemble the board.  […]

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