Ready to get started? This guide will help bring you up to speed with everything we included in the box.
The printing platform is a multipurpose heater that dries ink and reflows solder paste. Do not touch the V-One while the LEDs are glowing red – this means it is hot and unsafe to touch. Do not leave the V-One unattended while the heater is on.
The V-One comes with two cartridges of printing materials: conductive ink, and solder paste. Treat these materials as you would any other household chemicals. Do not eat or drink anything when handling them. If you get any on your skin, wash your hands with soap and water. For more information, please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheets.
Keep your fingers away from moving parts that may pinch you.
The V-One accessories include dispensing nozzles and board mounting clamps. These accessories are sharp, handle with care.
Before you install the V-One software it is important to install the printer drivers. Most connection issues experienced are because the wrong drivers are being used. Remember to install the drivers with administrator privileges.
If you are using the latest OSX, Apple’s native drivers should automatically work with the V-One out of the box. There is no need to install a separate driver.
Download the V-One software installer for your operating system. Open the file and install on your system.
Check the Release Notes for information on bug fixes and updates.
Once you’ve opened the box, remove the layers of foam one by one. Place them aside for now, and remove the V-One from the box.
Avoid picking the V-One up by the bridge. Instead, use two hands and lift it from the base.
The V-One comes with:
Take some time to get comfortable with the parts of the V-One. We will be working with them over the next couple of sections.
The V-One comes with 2 identical dispensers for the 2 ink cartridges: conductive ink and solder paste. Now that you are familiar with the parts, you can start assembling the V-One dispensers.
Be sure the dispenser’s plunger is fully retracted before assembling. If the plunger is too far out it can push ink out during assembly.
The conductive ink cartridge is used in the video. The same procedure applies for assembling the solder paste dispenser.
Now you are almost ready to get printing! Review the next two sections to learn more about the V-One while printing your Hello World circuit.
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