2017-03-21 (Tu) Pi0 Laser Tag PiTagErrUs

LEDs were gathered to start wiring the first tagger. Laser modules hadn't arrived so green LEDs would take their place until then, red LEDs would be the report emulator for simulating muzzle flash, white (clear) LEDs would act as a flashlight, RGB LEDs tell the player the game status, infrared (IR) LEDs transmit data to opponents, and the IR receivers (three leads) receive data from opponents.
Green — temporary stand-in for laser
Red — report simulator
White — flashlight
RGB — player/game status
IR emitter — data transmission
IR receiver — data reception

Light emitting devices

Component leads right next to one another had to be insulated to keep them from shorting. Heat-shrink tubing was placed around each lead, including the ground. Insulating the ground wasn't necessary since the rest of the components were covered but it seemed logical to protect it anyway.

Every component in the first tagger which wasn't in the forward array, was given wires. This was the reload button, trigger switch, and RGB LED. The IR components were not wired yet.

The end of the wires connecting to the computer were given DuPont ends so they could be rearranged on the pins as desired. Connecting this way gave a modestly reliable connection but made it as easy to change locations as a breadboard.

 RGB LED: Wired

RGB LED Pi ends

Reload button: wired

Trigger switch: wired


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