2023-10-23 (M) EWC_Cyberdeck Mapping the MIDI section

I took the EWC_Cyberdeck project off the back burner. The next portion I wanted to tackle was the Electronic Wind Chimes, which I called the MIDI section. The previous section was the keyboard, and I will continue the black and yellow stripe theme. I want to keep the sections as modular as possible so I can pivot directions later if necessary.

I consulted my list of operators and gathered the physical components, like a MIDI DIN port, four tactile buttons, eight encoders, eight potentiometers, and two color screens. The layout will be similar to the EWC_Box, except I will separate the percussion and melody into different regions, but their operators will be the same.
Gathered parts

I started a drawing with the components in my library. I updated the encoder footprint, which lacked the anti-rotation peg. I made new footprints for the prototype board I wanted inside the MIDI section, where I would mount four tactile switches, for which I created a new drawing. I included the anti-rotation peg in my previous potentiometer module but not the body, so I added that to ensure my clearances were sufficient.

I added four three-position toggle switches because I had room but did not have a specific use yet. I intended to include text labels, but I erased them when I realized anything touched by black paint would become invisible. The unit was less than 300mm (1ft), which is larger than I intended, but I was happy with the layout.
Faceplate layout

GitHub repo for EWC_Cyberdeck.

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