So I’m testing a VESC for my university, who want to start building them for projects and to sell in South Africa. The guy in the electronics workshop soldered it up. It looks pretty good mostly to the eye. The only visible issues are the usual bridges on the DRV chip.
I went over the board briefly to check for continuities/discontinuities, and there seems to be a short between the 3.3v rail and the ground plane.
This is obviously hampering my first step to testing the board ie programming it. I’m going to take it back to the electronics guy to go over it, but before I do that I just wanted to check in with the community in case there is a quick and easy fix.
Has anyone had an issue like this before, after assembling the board? Any things to check? Could be a dud regulator, but that’s unlikely, as the guy is pretty good at soldering and you shouldn’t get a dud regulator off the supply line…
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.