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icon0 battery consumption As seen before, the best trick we can use to avoid wasting energy is to use an extreme low-current microcontroller that allows us to enter sleep mode. In our case, we have used a PIC18LF14K50, which has the XLP (Extreme Low-Power) capabilities from Microchip. Furthermore, By avoiding the use of LDOs is always a piece of good advice to save some extra energy. That's why we power our microcontroller directly from the CR2032, at a rated voltage of 3.3V.
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When the PCB arrived from our great sponsor PCBWAY, the next step was to order all the components and solder them in the board to check if everything works as intended. Today we are gonna see all the processes from the PCB board to the final product. 

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When the PCB arrived from the manufacturer, the next step is to assemble all the components and test it out to check if everything works as intended. Today we are gonna see all the processes involved in this task. 

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Once we have an idea of the schematic and the circuit itself, it's time to test the simulations in real life: Depending on the project, we can test all the circuits or just the specifics parts that are in doubt. For this task, It is highly recommended to use tools such as breadboards, stripboards, some wires and a huge amount of patience.

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