:( Help I Think I Made A Costly Mistake Soldering :(

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mkerny
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:( Help I Think I Made A Costly Mistake Soldering :(

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I just bought my CrazyFlie from SeeedStudio and watched this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeqiUPIDpV8) pertaining to assembly.

Here I was so excited waiting several weeks for the order to arrive and now I think I ruined my CrazyFlie in the soldering process.

I followed the soldering very carefully and was very delicate in my handling of the CrazyFlie.

I must have shorted a wire. I can't even get it to power on when connecting the battery or connecting it via USB to my computer.

Is there anyone I can mail my CrazyFlie to attempt to restore life? I will pay shipping To and From.

I'm really upset :( What should I do? What would you do?

Thank you for any help.
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Re: :( Help I Think I Made A Costly Mistake Soldering :(

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First of all take a deep breath, not all hope is lost. Then get your hands on the best digital camera around your house, get into a well-lit area, take close-up pictures (use the macro-function of your camera if one is available) of the soldering points both on the top and bottom of the CF and post them here. It might be that a mistake you made is easily solvable yet.
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Re: :( Help I Think I Made A Costly Mistake Soldering :(

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@foosel, thank you. Will do and report back shortly.
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We will help you fix it, don't worry.
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