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
  1. Wanna make a DrawBot?
  2. DrawBot Resources and Links
  3. DrawBots for the slow learner
  4. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  5. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  6. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  7. DrawBot - The Plan!
  8. DrawBot - The Hacks
  9. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  10. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  11. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  12. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  13. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  14. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  15. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  16. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  17. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  18. DrawBot – Design Considerations
  19. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  20. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part V
  21. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  22. Simple Series WordPress Plugin
  23. My first published WordPress plugin! Simple Series!
  24. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  25. Now Simple Series will also add the series list to RSS feeds too!
  26. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  27. Simple Series with SEO! after just one day
  28. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI
  29. Anti-Virals
  30. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  31. DrawBot – Printed Parts
  32. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VII
  33. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  34. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  35. DrawBot – Printing!
  36. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  37. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  38. DrawBot – How to Recover from a Stalled Print!
  39. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  40. DrawBot – Pen Selection, Part II
  41. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  42. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  43. Plugin Considerations
  44. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  45. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  46. Another Drawing Robot!!!
  47. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  48. Ideas for improving my DrawBot
  49. Every Body Needs a Skull
  50. Overengineered Spools
  51. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  52. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  53. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  54. Simple Series WordPress Plugin Update
  55. OCD Plugin Stats and the WordPress.org Statistics API
  56. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  57. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  58. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  59. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
  60. To Maker Faire!!!
  61. 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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