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 - The Breakdown
  6. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  7. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  8. DrawBot - The Plan!
  9. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  10. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  11. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  12. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part III
  13. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  14. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  15. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  16. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  17. DrawBot – Design Considerations
  18. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  19. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part V
  20. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  21. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  22. Now Simple Series will also add the series list to RSS feeds too!
  23. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI
  24. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part V
  25. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  26. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  27. DrawBot – Printing!
  28. DrawBot – Why are you crying?
  29. DrawBot – Calibration
  30. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  31. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  32. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  33. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  34. Plugin Considerations
  35. WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License
  36. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  37. TSP FTW!
  38. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  39. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  40. Why do DrawBots draw on walls?
  41. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  42. Ideas for improving my DrawBot
  43. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  44. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  45. Overengineered Spools
  46. Sourcing DrawBot Parts
  47. Simple Series WordPress Plugin Update
  48. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  49. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  50. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  51. To Maker Faire!!!

    • 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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