New power management PCBs

Just received the first of several PCB designs from the manufacturer. This board takes the raw connections from the on-board batteries and provides several stable voltage lines that get fed to all the other compartments in the boat.

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The power board with all components soldered on

 

This isn’t the final version for one crucial reason. If one of the fuses blow, that’s the end of the boat’s journey. Our team is currently looking at different solutions to this problem, but until then, we can move the rest of the boats development forward without worrying about shorting our batteries.

The clean board fresh from the manufacturer, shiny laminated glory
The clean board fresh from the manufacturer, shiny laminated glory