I have finished soldering a Revision D power distribution board from the jdrones kit and would now like to test it to make sure I have soldered everything correctly (I am brand new to soldering and electronics).
Here is what I have so far
My electronics experience is lacking but I have tried to test for shorts by using what I believe is the Diode test on a multimeter.
On my model of multimeter it displays the number 1 left aligned when the loop is open (no circuit), and it displays 000 or 001 if I touch the tips together.
Now what I expected is if I touch the tips on the positive and the negative areas of the power distribution board it should still display 1 to indicate that there is no circuit, however I am getting a reading of 1580.
Does this mean that I have accidentally crossed some solder from + to -? A visual inspection with a magnifying glass seems to indicate that I haven't, however the multimeter can't lie. Perhaps something in one of the ESCs is making a short?
Any help with how I test this, or an explanation of how best to test this would be highly appreciated. I have spent a long time trying to research how to do this and I consider pestering everyone about it a last resort! I just don't want to plug everything in and watch it all blow up in smoke :)
Many thanks for your time reading this