I'll start this post by saying that I in no way am an engineer or anyone who should have any experience with electronics or soldering. But I bought the DIY set because I wanted to learn.
I have read trough the instructions several times and I have understood most of it. But I have a few questions.
I can't seem to find any mention of where and how the optoisolator should be placed on the breakout board. I think I have it figured out by looking at some of the photos, but Im not sure about the direction it should be placed. Is it bidirectional, or should it be placed in a specific direction?
Does it matter when i install the program to the arduino? I have a extra button that I'll hook up to the display so I'm thinking that I can just install it after I have soldered it all together. Am I right?
(This question will reveal exactly how little I know about this stuff, but I'm learning.)
Does it matter what way the resistors are placed? (I'm guessing it doesn't, but I want to be sure.)
That's all for now. There will probably be more questions as I get started.
I'm a graphic designer and illustrator by trade, so I'm thinking about redesigning the breakout board instructions. Its mostly to force myself to get to learn where and how every part goes, but if you like and if they turn out less confusing than the original It can my contribution to this opensource project.