2016-12-20 (Tu) Color/Touch

Instead of soldering the data pin from the Arduino to the LED strips, a screw terminal was soldered to the control board and the data wire was soldered to the strip. This modularity allowed the control board to be removed, or serviced, without the need for a soldering iron. While it shouldn’t be necessary to move the board it should make it easier to troubleshoot the first build.

Screw terminal and data wire

Connections on the underside of the circuit board were soldered. None of the connections specific to the board, like switch connnections, LED data, common grounds and Vcc were visible. Only the components were visible from the top. This was a matter of style on my part since the control board won’t be visible during operation.

Circuit board underside

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1.

Completed projects from year 2.

Completed projects from year 3.

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2016-12-11 (Su)