2014-12-27 (Sa) Color/Touch Sensory Panel

The code for transitioning colors was commented out and rewritten. The rewrite relied on the concept of how it should work rather than the previously written code. The old code was written during a sleep-deprived coding session but laid the work for this revision which worked immediately.

A reed switch was soldered to a two conductor cable, sealed with heat-shrink tubing then the other end of the cable was soldered to the proto-board. The code was modified to change modes from signals on the reed switch rather than a potentiometer. The potentiometer could be used during testing  to change the transition speed. The reed switch uses the bounce2 library like the other switches so modes are not switched inadvertently.

 Reed switch soldered to proto-board

Reed switch covered in heat shrink tubing

Demonstrating reed switch and transitions

To do:
  1. Build electronics
    1. Solder reed switch
    2. Solder remaining NeoPixels
    3. Solder three more switches
    4. Solder power terminals for transferring power
    5. Solder terminals for accepting power from source
  2. Program Arduino
    1. Add transitioning sequence which looks at current and intended color then transitions if necessary
    2. Create mode to rotate primary colors & white
    3. Create mode to change all lights when any switch is pressedW
    4. Write digital output code for one or two sounds
    5. Write digital input code for reed switch to change modes 
      1. Eliminate pots
      2. Immediately shows first pattern of scheme when switched
      3. Immediately plays sound if appropriate
      4. Use bounce2 library
  3. Cut and drill polycarbonate sheet
  4. Install switches
  5. Install light hoods
  6. Install electronics
  7. Install polycarbonate and light diffuser sheets

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