Today I was finally taking the time to put together my BC24 weather station Kickstarter Edition with my son. The tutorial is great and easy to follow as stated below. Unfortunately when I plugged in my BC24 (which is about 4x bigger than I was expecting it to be!)... nothing. The OLED gives no response, and the LEDs of the BC24 do not light up at all. I checked the voltage of the board and it's at 4.7 volts, I also checked the voltage at each end of the oled cable and it reads 8.2. I double checked that all the connections are set up correct and that they are all seated properly. Not sure what else to do at this point. Any help would be appreciated. If you need me to take this to support on your page let me know.
Ah, you are right, it's mV. This would mean very little power is getting through. I checked the charging brick on a tablet and it was charging it. I checked a secondary charging brick as well and same results. So it seems that not enough power is making it to the board?
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2018 3:55:09 GMT -8 by bradsour
I would guess the power supply is fried. You were violating physics coming up with 8.2V without an inductor on the board! Well, there are some other ways (charge pumps for example) but there is nothing on the board like that!