2023-01-24 (Tu) EWC_Box Interface planning

I painted the other side of the black panels, let it dry, then coated all the surfaces with a layer of polyurethane. I started looking at the inputs and outputs for the project to determine what kind of controller to use. I gathered the parts I knew I would need, like power switches, a MIDI port, and speakers, but I started thinking about what kind of controls I would install.
Poly coat

I was going to install keyboard switches because I have had trouble with encoders, but I thought about giving them another try. I tried to install a few into a breadboard, but the leads bent, so I found a prototyping PCB and soldered them after breaking off the reinforcement leads. I ran a common negative wire to each encoder and the internal pushbutton, then wired all the leads to a row of header pins. I included extra pins for the ground wire in case I have to daisy-chain the connection to other components in his project.
Front and back of encoder panel

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