2017-06-05 (M) Pi0 Laser Tag PiTagErrUs

The small prototyping circuit board was cut to reduce the unncessary material and save it for another project. The rough edges were sanded down. Long wires were soldered to the board. The wires were long enough to go through the entire pipe.

Long wires soldered in place

The long wires were bundled neatly with zip ties and fastened under the screw terminals. The long wires may jostle during gameplay. Jostling shouldn't cause any problem but it may be distracting.

 Connected to board

 The yellow reload button and the black trigger were wired. These switches didn't require any soldering since they both used crimp terminals. They each used a different size terminal but the same crimping tool was used.

 Button and trigger wired

A 90° angle plug was ordered for the Arduino to connect to a computer. Unfortunately, there was not enough clearance and the angled plug was expensive. A new solution will have to created for getting the cord out of the pipe or getting the computer inside the pipe.

Ill-fitting USB cable


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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2017-05-28 (Su)