Just a quick share and thank you. I came across the Sparkfun Photon Weather shields one day looking for some other parts. I must have had a beer because it was in my shopping cart when I checked out.
Few days later it’s on my desk, breathing cyan and posting my desk’s fan speed to Losant. What now, I fire up Fusion 360, grab my calipers and whip up Weather Box v1 (left box). Off to the 3D printer and some BBQ while I wait. The board fits great, maybe the box is a little big. Anyway I wire up the SparkFun boards regulated supply, install the Photon and turn on the power.
It’s not supposed to do that! The Photon LED starts making erratic flashes and shortly after I get a strong smell of burnt capacitor. I power off and evaluate, it’s easy to see the problem.
Mouser takes care of the replacement so I go back to the calipers and trim the fat off v1 for Weather Box v2(right box). While I’m waiting for the new board I can’t stop thinking what to do with the faulty Sparkfun board and v1 box. Quick modification to the box to power via USB and an order for my second Photon. I just had to have two.
BIG thank you to the Particle community, Haley & Josh from Mouser and Chris from Sparkfun.
Added the CAD image because the pictures don’t really show the box details.