2020-05-18 (M) Touch Atari Punk Console APCTouch COMPLETED

The mounting bars came out of the printer well, but one of the dimensions was a little off because I rounded their distance when I should have used more precision. I could not get away without standoffs because the volume potentiometer was too close to one side, and the leads interfered with the bracket. I was still able to get the board mounted despite the errors.
Base prints with standoffs

I needed electrical connections between the console and conductors. For the ribbons, I soldered a wire to copper tape and stuck it on the underside. To connect the metal bar, I wrapped a chunk of bare wire around it and soldered up the joining area. All the connections seemed solid enough.
Copper tape for resistor electrode
Positive lead on aluminum bar

I recorded a minute-long video where I talked about the APCTouch and demonstrated it on my kitchen floor. There is a strong possibility that one of the timers failed because I could not get consistent sound from one side. In retrospect, I should have installed chip sockets so I could swap them out at will.
(0:53) Video demonstration

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
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7

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