DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI

Okay, that was FAST.  I ordered the Adafruit motor shield from MakerBot on 1/26/2012 just after midnight and it arrived today a little after noon.  That’s about two-and-a-half days for the parts to be packed, shipped, make it from Brooklyn, NY to Oakland, CA and then to my secret robot lair in the Bay Area.1  While at the hardware store today I picked up some small eyescrews and new tips for my soldering iron.  Tonight I’ll assemble the board.  Again.

I can honestly say that I was mightily tempted to purchase a third motor shield along with this second.  However, as I have no immediate designs on a secondary DrawBot2 I’m not ready to admit the possibility of defeat.  In the words of Kongorilla, I will not fail.3

Actually, now that I’ve got these new soldering iron tips, I stand a chance of being able to desolder the mis-soldered parts. 4 My old soldering tips were old, tarnished, and somewhat crusty.  The soldering tip I’m replacing is all of these things plus it is in the rough shape of a flathead screwdriver. 56

Wish me luck!

”Posts
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  2. DrawBot, the Adventure Begins
  3. DrawBot - The Breakdown
  4. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  5. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  6. DrawBot - The Hacks
  7. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  8. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  9. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  10. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part III
  11. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  12. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  13. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  14. A nifty little WordPress plugin...
  15. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  16. Simple Series WordPress Plugin
  17. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  18. Now Simple Series will also add the series list to RSS feeds too!
  19. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  20. Simple Series with SEO! after just one day
  21. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI
  22. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  23. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  24. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  25. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  26. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  27. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  28. Plugin Considerations
  29. WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License
  30. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  31. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  32. DrawBot Practice Tip: A Watched Pot
  33. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  34. The Eagle Has Landed
  35. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  36. Simple Series WordPress Plugin Update
  37. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  38. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  39. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  40. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  41. Enough talk! Finally a pen holder!
  42. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
  43. Drawing Robot Penmanship

    • Delivered, January 28, 2012, 12:09 pm, [SECRET ROBOT LAIR], CA [9XXXX]
    • Out for Delivery, January 28, 2012, 8:14 am, [SECRET ROBOT LAIR], CA [9XXXX]
    • Sorting Complete, January 28, 2012, 8:04 am, [SECRET ROBOT LAIR], CA [9XXXX]
    • Arrival at Post Office, January 28, 2012, 5:17 am, [SECRET ROBOT LAIR], CA [9XXXX]
    • Depart USPS Sort Facility, January 28, 2012, OAKLAND, CA 94615
    • Processed through USPS Sort Facility, January 28, 2012, 2:26 am, OAKLAND, CA 94615
    • Electronic Shipping Info Received, January 27, 2012
    • Depart USPS Sort Facility, January 27, 2012, BETHPAGE, NY 11714
    • Processed at USPS Origin Sort Facility, January 26, 2012, 11:40 pm, BETHPAGE, NY 11714
    • Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility, January 26, 2012, 10:25 pm, BROOKLYN, NY 11217

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  1. I’ll want to make sure I can get this first one sorted before I try []
  2. Actually, that’s a little more bravado than I’m really capable of.  If I fail, I fail – I just have no intention of ending at failure.  Rather, I’m committing to repeated failures … until I end up with a working DrawBot []
  3. Gah, why didn’t I pick up a desoldering pump while I was out today?! []
  4. And chipped, at that. []
  5. It’s really quite a miracle I got the first board soldered at all in the first place. []

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