2020-08-09 (Su) InCompass

The last charging board I tried didn't work because it solely generated voltage and current for charging a battery, and the Arduino couldn't run off the battery's voltage. I uncoupled it from the controller so I could focus on a different board. This new charging board would power up the battery and then generate 5V from the connected battery. I hooked up the Arduino to the 5V output, and it worked, but when I connected a charger, it immediately cut me off, which was the case with most chargers unless they explicitly have charge-through capabilities.

I removed the USB receptacle and checked memorized the 5V output then I looked at where the incoming 5V power was. I soldered the anode end of a diode to each source. I joined the cathode end of the two components and routed their combined signal to the Arduino. This time, when I plugged in a USB cable to the charging port, the controller didn't lose power. I tried a couple of times, and the supply was consistent.
Powered but not pretty

GitHub repo for Cardinal, aka InCompass

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7

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