After getting my Arduino-controlled RC car turning right, I was just preparing to solder a wire on to turn the car left to the remote control’s circuit board. But it wasn’t going to be the case. I knocked my Panavise Jr. PCB holder off of the table I was working on. And this happened:
When it happened I didn’t feel frustration. Upon reflection I’ve learnt more than the value of the $9 I spent on the car and replacing it isn’t that expensive. I’ll have a spare car or I can control 2 at once! How wicked is that?
I probably would be able to re-solder wires quicker and cleaner thanks to some tips I picked up from a colleague, Tommy Wingo, at lunch today.
Mistakes and accidents happen. They’re teaching moments. I now know I should either:
- Keep your PCB holders away from the edge of the table
- Keep them secured to the table
Breaking things is fine. Brush yourself off and get back to it. Now, I’m off to Walmart, it’s open all the time, I love America.