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First attempt at a major amount of soldering

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Well, I was a bit intimidated on soldering Junior's mouth. I have been putting it off but it was time to give it a try. I used these little boards that fit perfectly in his mouth. I tried soldering across a whole row, that went terribly, the rest went only marginally better. I had a bit of a successful response when I tested it initially, but now nothing... so now I am pouting and going to watch Chappie for a little inspiration. Hmmm, can't seem to paste the link to the YouTube video... Guess my luck still hasn't changed...

https://youtu.be/ugONkaWgkU4

Persistence is worth while


Testing of Junior's speech components before I do some soldering

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So I am to the point where I need to solder the LED displays to the board that actually fits in Junior's head. I did a much smaller test, but then couldn't leave it alone. So, I taught Junior to sing some Beastie Boys. I think it will be much more impressive when he is assembled and I add the emotional responses. https://youtu.be/OUb9kyYhtOM