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Aurora 9×18 mk2 Assembly Guide » 9. PIC24FV16KA301

9. PIC24FV16KA301

Solder PIC24FV16KA301. Solder one lead on a corner to anchor the IC. Then solder the opposite end. Make sure the good alignment, then solder the rest. Use of flux makes the process easier.

7 Responses

  1. Roy G

    Truly unbelievable beauty! I stand in awe of
    your talents. I just wanted to thank you for
    making the boards available. I got both the
    18×18 and the 9×18. Both came out great, no
    problem in assembling ( to my surprise ),
    worked great from the start. I made my own
    audio board and I recommend anyone purchasing
    either Aurora to invest in the audio as it
    brings it to a higher dimension. Thanks again,
    Roy

    August 17, 2017 at 1:14 am

  2. Rox

    Thanks! its now alive! Audio interface is now under test… Analog output from the interface is ok, but no reactions from aurora.. pls advice.

    August 11, 2012 at 2:59 am

    • Aurora “senses” the audio interface at the power up/reset. Also needs all 3 wires to be connected to the audio interface. Power cycle to reset Aurora while connectes to the audio interface and see if it recognizes.

      August 13, 2012 at 10:55 am

      • Rox

        Thanks, I got it working already, the reason was I missed/lost one resistor. I’m enjoying it now. playing music almost non stop and watching lighting effects, awesome!

        August 17, 2012 at 1:51 am

        • Great to hear that. Thank you for letting me know!

          August 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

  3. Rox

    Recvd my kit and building it now. got stucked on programming the chip by this error:

    Programming…
    The following memory regions failed to program correctly:
    Program Memory
    Address: 00000000 Expected Value: 00000012 Received Value: 00000000
    Programming failed

    Please help.

    August 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

    • One or more of ICSP connections might be either not connected or shorted. Please double check for PIC’s orientation, and soldering. Bad solder connections are hard to see sometimes. When in doubt, you can apply flux on the pins and run soldering iron on them.
      Good flux is the key to successful SMT soldering…

      August 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

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