2021-10-15 (F) Weekly Summary

I wanted to expand my footprint library, so I grabbed the devices I planned to use and started drafting their outlines so I could arrange them and make myself laser-cut faceplates.
0.96" screen measurements

One part I want to use is an 8x8 membrane switch panel, but it has a number pad on the front, and I have specific uses for each button. I made an overlay that should be flexible enough if cut from thin wood, and it has labels over each contact.
Footprints for keypad cover, screen, and seven-segment display

I couldn't decide how to arrange all the parts for my timer panel, which will be the most basic. In the end, I decided to put all the components on the top, even the cable connectors and a big PANIC button.
Timer panel layout

The more I thought about making rough-looking devices, the less I wanted to go that route. I decided on something with some flare, and I will be installing all the panels into decorative tin boxes.
Ample empties

I have numerous components I want to build into this project, and some don't fit in circular holes, and cutting squares is a fool's task. I don't think I'll be able to rely on a laser cutter, so I am making an OpenSCAD model that will let me mount any of the footprints I drafted into a chassis-mounted adapter.
Screen holder

I started printing my parts, beginning with a screen adapter and a couple of captive button arrays. The switch holders failed in the first print, but the one for the display came out correctly.
Button arrays on printer screen

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
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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
Completed projects from year 8

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