2014-12-17 (W) Color/Touch Sensory Panel

Holes were marked on the inside of the frame for mounting the 3D printed light hoods. The hoods were suspended a specific distance above the bottom by placing a scrap of wood under a hood before marking the hole positions with a marker. The marks were started with a scratch awl. When the first hood was installed the screw broke the support so it was removed. Adhesives will likely be used to install the plastic hoods. Some flaws were also seen in the design which would make the hoods difficult to install easily.

 Marking hole positions

Starting holes with a short scratch awl
Broken hood

A piece of scrap wood with a white finish was trimmed to fit inside half of the frame. A section was marked off then cut away with a band saw. Angle brackets were positioned on the scrap wood and holes were marked and drilled. The frame's cross-member was removed so holes could be drilled and screws could be installed. This would serve as a platform for holding the lights not mounted on printed light hoods.

 Marking the position for the bracket

Cutting wood away from bracket
Platform and cross-member

To do:
  1. Build all light hoods
  2. Build electronics
  3. Program Arduino
    1. Break up tasks
    2. Sketch pseudo-code
  4. Buy, drill, and cut polycarbonate sheet
  5. Install switches
  6. Install light hoods
  7. Install electronics
  8. Install polycarbonate and light diffuser sheets

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