2021-01-01 (F) Weekly Summary

I planned for the connections in this project since I will need many ground returns, and there should be a bunch of 5V power wires. Stripboard is ideal here since it will provide continuity between my wires without a lot of soldering.
Start of wiring

The next things I wired were the ground connections. When I applied power, my voltage monitor accurately reflected the source, and I added a switch to change to monitoring the 5V side. The button was a late addition, so I don't have a mounting socket.
Grounded and powered up

I wanted to make it easy on myself in the future as I created new "moods," so this time, I will store patterns on an SD card in a spreadsheet. Instead of hard-coding like with EWC_Presenter, I will pop the card in my computer, add a new row, and put it back in the device.
Describing a couple of moods

I didn't plan to use a ribbon cable in this project, and I discovered that when the ends get installed like this, they're not extensions. I desoldered the 36-pin socket from my Arduino and replaced them with male headers on the bottom side. This way, the pins were reversed, and I could plug onto the screen that requires the controller board's header.
Underside soldering connections

Since I removed the header at the board's back, I figured I would forget about the prototyping shield and solder directly to the Arduino for the whole project. Eliminating the extra board would save room. To add wires to the MEGA, I removed the header sockets and replaced them with long conductors.
Analog and discrete wires

When I laid all the hardware inside the enclosure, I decided to reconfigure the IO list so that wires would go the shortest possible distance and cross each other less frequently. Once I reach the programming stage, this change will be arbitrary. With my new list, I wired up the inputs.
IO list with accurate connections

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
First time here?

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

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