Soldering with super-glue

<I will upload the pic a bit later … >

The M4 Olimex board have two buttons and I accidentally noticed that one of the buttons was loosening. Easy to fix with super-glue to add mechanical support, but would have been even easier to solve if routed a bit more wisely on the PCB.

Dealing with connectors, buttons or moveable parts that are SMD mounted you MUST take their mechanical support into consideration. If you don’t things will loosen and destroy your product. In this case it is was the PCB lane that was loosening because it ended in a way that made it easy to use the button to tilt it over. The button is mounted on the edge with the lane coming in from the other side causing a mechanical weak point. If lanes had continued a bit it would have strengthen the button significantly.

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