To save the environment, transportation and import duty costs, ROBOTmaker enable local sourcing of most components by make all our kits available in different pack versions. This also applies to documentation - which means we don't send any along with the kits. Assembly instructions and user manual therefore needs to be obtained from this website. Printout only what is absolutely necessary to save some trees.
In this way we believe we are adding the most value, reducing necessary costs and helping the environment. This also applies to bulk orders. Don't subsitute parts that are critical for the functionality of the IRCF (this is clearly stated in the BOM lists) otherwise the IRCF probably won't work and we won't be able to support you.
Regardless whether all kit parts are purchased as a full version kit or whether you buy the parts locally, the assembly steps are still the same. There are many ways to assemble the sensor, however, by using the following instructions, it may help you to avoid making the same mistakes we made during prototyping stage. However if you find a better way please let us know so we can keep improving.
The following kits are available:
1. Full version - Kit contains all components listed in the Bill-of-material (BOM), apart from cables for power or interfacing ,solder, tools, etc.)
2. Bare-bone with microcontroller & pre-loaded firmware - This kit is a reduced version for people who don't have a PIC programmer)
3. Bare-bone without microcontroller - This kit comes with just the PCB. All other parts can then be sourced locally. A link to the IRCF360 firmware sent to you when you purchase the kit so you can downloaded this from our website (an access key is provided at the time of purchase with a serial number)
4. Spare parts - You can also purchase all parts individually or order spare PCB's if you intend to write your own sensor firmware.
The carpenter has a useful motto, “think twice; cut once!” . When soldering, remember that a similar rule applies! …..think twice solder once!
Before you starting to assembly the IRCF360™, please read the safety instructions and disclaimer in Appendix A.