I realized that I had not updated this in a while. Its still a work in progress, but this PDF should print to US Letter landscape. I could use some help converting to SVG so it would be page independant.
Contribution/Objective Critique and Collaboration welcome.
@t3p3tony This might be extreme but expanding on what @wilriker has said, I'd quite like the ability to stop any further posts in a thread once a question has been answered (or solved). That's probably just me being a grumpy old git.................
Images can be copy/pasted directly when editing a post as well. (Not copied from filesystem, then you can drag and drop, but if you have a screenshot or something else copied to your clipboard it pastes right in)
In a previous life, I was the admin of a large computer network. One of the best features of the Cisco gear we used was the command "show tech-support". It spits out a huge text file with the entire configuration of the device, along with a number of diagnostic command outputs, error and operation logs, component temperatures, version info, etc.
The file could either be used in-place for diagnostics or sent to Cisco tech support for further analysis, sidestepping a lot of back-and-forth with the support people.
It occurred to me that it would not be that hard to achieve something similar, either implemented in firmware or else done in DWC. That file, uploaded to the forum (perhaps via an automated mechanism direct from DWC?) would provide a huge amount of troubleshooting data very easily.
Even better would be a way to unpack that data into a visualiser/validator tool that showed common issues, potential conflicts, firmware upgrade 'gotchas', etc. Again, this is something we had with Cisco where complex configurations led to difficult-to-spot and subtle issues. I appreciate that this is not trivial to implement but it wouldn't have to happen all at once and, once done, might actually cut down on the time spent troubleshooting, especially with 'new user'-type issues.
Hi @pastthepoint, I am glad that other people building these boards. Do you remember when you downloaded the gerber files from github and what version number is printed on them? The reason is that at one point I changed the design to allow a usage of the Pico's Programmable IO so I wonder what version you have.
ACS70331EOLCTR-2P5B3 was always difficult to find in the US unless if you buy hundreds, or willing to use a smaller QFN package/footprint which is more difficult to solder manually. I order them from Aliexpress.
For the 5A ACS70331EOLCTR-005B3 should fit but never tried it. It will also require a change in the firmware for the new scale (otherwise everything will work but current readings will be 50% of actual).
@deckingman You are guaranteed if you need a specialised tool to finish your job, you will never find it until you buy a new one to replace it.
That's very true. The same applies to fixings. If you want say an M5 x 10mm button head bolt, you'll find M4 x 10, M6 x10, M5 x 8 and M5 x 12 but no M5 x 10 - that is until you order some, then they'll turn up. 🙂
You forgot about the bit where the M5 x 10 do not show up until the newly ordered bolts actually arrive at your door step. This is especially true for items coming from China with a 3 week shipping time!
Retracing what I just said in case I was wrong, I was. The two cables to the display are both 10 pin and thus interchangeable. I had my end right, black and gray as they should but checking inside the controller they were swapped. Fixed that and I have a FUNCTIONING DISPLAY !
Now it's just a matter of following the setup instructions. So thanks for all the help, you kept me on track.