2018-09-11 (Tu) Emergency Rotary Keyboard EmerKeyB

Boards arrived for the encoder keyboard. Encoders, header pins, and resistors were already on-hand from previous projects. Necessary parts and soldering equipment were gathered. Pliers removed the mounting tabs from the encoders by fatiguing the metal. Removal was necessary for the encoders to fit on the board.

Parts and tools

Header pins, resistors, and an encoder were soldered to the board. None of the components were polarity sensitive, and none of them could be installed backward. As long as the components were mounted on the correct side of the board, it was an easy assembly.

Bottom of assembled board

Removal of the mounting tabs reduced the amount of strain which the encoder could endure. All tension will be transferred to the electrical pins. So long as the encoder is mounted inside an enclosure where the threaded post is mounted, this should not be a problem.

Top of assembled board

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