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    We went to Kerr Lake this weekend (and are still there), and I assembled and soldered 1 1/2 Lynx Express (1/2 remaining) and 6 SSR4s. The SSR4s are easy to assemble. Deb would stuff the boards, and I soldered them. We make a good team. I have 10 SSR4s to assemble and 16 Mighty Minis. This is going to take a while. When all of the soldering is done, I still have to assemble the PC boards into the enclosures. Hi, ho, hi ho, it's off to soldering I go.
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    GO Al GO !
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    What, no video?

    I need to get started on my SSR4's; been busy doing spring cleaning out in the garage. Been meaning to do that; finding stuff I should have thrown out in 1995. The problem is, I've only been in this house since 2001. I must have moved it all with me!

    As usual, you're ahead of me, Al.

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    Jack be careful of the resistor placement on the SSR4s. The manual on that board shows 6 or so resistors that are stood straight up. To make matters worse, there is AC voltage on them too.

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    I need to recover from a long work day yesterday, with a lot of typing. We changed the IP addresses of a domain's DNS servers, which affected another 370 domains. I dislike those 20 hour days; my eyes don't focus well. I may get started on the SSR4's tomorrow.

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    The SSR4's were sized so that the board would fit into a TA200 enclosure, which is probably 4"x4" in size. That board needs to be laid out better and flatter, because the RJ45 connections are tight and almost impossible to get in/out of the enclosure along with the SPT for the 4 channels. That's part of the reason for the resistors being vertical, rather than closer to the board.

    But they do work fairly well, once you get the start address set correctly.
    Mark

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    Walter and I made 5 more SSR4s and 1 Lynx Express. I have 5 SSR4s remaining and no Lynx Express. Walter and I had a soldering party and he took the remaining SSR4s home with him to complete. What a guy.

    That leaves 16 Mighty Minis to solder. Then I have to put 3 Lynx Express, 4 DC Controllers, 16 Mighty Minis, 16 SSR4s, and 2 ServoDogs into enclosures with power cables. Good Lord. I know now why I buy this stuff assembled. But my display is going to rock this year.

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