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This is a guide to help with building the SBC V2 (Single-Board-Computer). It is aimed at the total beginner. The SBC V2 board was previously call the N8VEM Single-Board Computer.
There are two options for ordering a PCB.
When you receive the pcb, it is a good idea to look over it for any obvious defects. Finding and fixing defects earlier is always better than later. One thing to look for is potential “spurs”. These are basically tiny flakes of metal that are a by-product of the manufacturing process that have accidentally fallen onto the board during construction. These look like raised areas under the green insulation layer on the pcb. If they fall on a bad spot they can short out two or more wires by connecting them together erroneously and this can cause major problems. These are generally rare, and quite hard to see, but finding one early and fixing it (by cutting it) can really pay off.
The complete parts list for the SBC V2 can be found here.
The full version of the SBC V2 is designed to be connected to a Euroboard backplane so it can be used in conjunction with other boards. However, it can operate independently of the backplane and in this case not all parts are required. If you are interest in building the "minimal" build, see this page for parts that can be omitted.
A lot of the information in these documents may be out of date: