Yes, even though I tried, my first RAMPS did not survive the fall. Pads ripped out – Hard to fix on the stepper headers.
Anyhoo, borrowed an hot air solder station from Guy at House 4 Hack Tuesday night and built my next ramps. It is such a pleasure to work when you have the right tools. This weekend I will wire it up just to see some steppers turning, to motivate me to continue.
It is so nice to have found some fellow hackers. Finally people not glazing over when you start to talk about electronics, programming, robotics etc.