Archive for November, 2011

Arduino Power Controller with Texas Instruments’ TPS61240

November 7, 2011

As part of my Arduino Power Controller project, I ordered and received the PCBs for the Circuits@Home boost converter utilizing the Texas Instruments’ TPS61240 chip.  My SMD soldering experience is close to non-existent, but I recently acquired a Hot Air SMD Rework Station from SparkFun.  That made soldering the converter chip possible for a mere mortal.  After building the boost converter module, I built a new Arduino power controller board utilizing the module (picture below).

Power Controller with the TPS61240 Converter

Power Controller with the TPS61240 Converter