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SpokePOV Not Working
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SpokePOV Not Working

by jwb on Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:49 pm

Hi guys,

I soldered up a SpokePOV and when i put the batteries in, they get hot and the LEDs don't light up. I was concerned I put the LEDs in wrong because a lot of people did. I put the long leads toward the outside of the PCB.

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Re: SpokePOV Not Working

by jwb on Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:33 pm

I figured out that only the battery next to IC8 heats up.

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Re: SpokePOV Not Working

by jwb on Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:53 am

I could still use some help with this. Any suggestions for powering my SpokePOV?

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Re: SpokePOV Not Working

by adafruit2 on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:24 pm

Hiya, it looks like only 2 of three battery holders are in place, is there a reason you didnt install the second battery holder? also, did you cut the trace for the third battery?

see
https://learn.adafruit.com/system/asset ... 1396859314

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Re: SpokePOV Not Working

by jwb on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:41 pm

Oops, I put it in the wrong spot? Also, I only got 2 battery clip sets with the kit. I assumed you used 3 for blue, but this one is red.

So I should desolder the clips and resolder them in the other location?

Thanks!

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Re: SpokePOV Not Working

by adafruit2 on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:48 pm

yep! just make it look like the photo, use a big soldering top to desolder, and pliers to carefully remove :)

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Re: SpokePOV Not Working

by jwb on Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:40 pm

I wasn't able to get the clips out so I jammed in a plastic 1xAA holder in there and soldered it into place. It worked! Thanks for your help!

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