The purpose of this board is to allow USB devices to be written in host-side Python, so that one workstation can fuzz-test the USB device drivers of another host. There are also a ton of other cool things you can do with your own Python scripts.
First I picked all the big components, 2 Mini USB females, 1 FT232RL(SSOP28), 1 MSP430F2618TPM(QFP64). MAX3420E(LQFP32) and 12MHz SMD Crystal.
Next I added a bit of flux to the board to help stop bridging.
The first componets I soldered are the Mini USBs starting with the outside tabs then the data connetions.
Next on the list is the MSP430 using a one sided chiseled tip and the drag method, be careful not too use to much solder I hold the chip down with a non-conductive plastic wires twisters to center and tack one side.
Now for the Max same method but even easier then the last two ICs
Next the 12Mhz crystal
now use a magnifying glass to make sure there are no bridges. It's time for the 0630 parts 2 1.0uF Capacitors, 3 0.1uF Decoupling Capacitors. 2 18pF Capacitors 2 330ohm LED resistors and 3 LEDS
I used non conductive tweezers and just a tack of solder for the caps and LEDs
Once everyhing is soldered on give it a look under a magnifying glass
If everything looks good, connect it and the LEDs should blink, then go to the site above to load the firmware and have some fun.
I hope you enjoyed my post. when the headers I ordered come in I'll post a video of soldering them on the Freescale FRM-KL25Z Freedom.
Thanks for reading