201-11-05 (F) Weekly Summary

I dropped a switch holder, and it broke a corner, so I revised the design to have a thicker base and started printing. Next, I soldered buttons to some stripboard and tested them with my printed parts.
Soldered switches

I played catch up with some missing pieces by printing chassis parts and cutting prototyping circuit boards. I marked out hole locations on the timer faceplate so I could pass wires to the backside.
Wireways marked out on tape

The best way to cut the square-ish holes was to drill at the corners, then cut the lines with a razor knife. It wasn't pretty, but the whole point of these surface-mounted enclosures was to hide ugly holes.
Holey faceplate

I wired up the switches and LED display on the backside and even ran a clock example. Power came through the USB ↔ serial adapter.
Backside of faceplate all wired up

I designed simple angle brackets and printed some to prop up the panel. Due to inaccurate measurements, I had to trim them, but the faceplate fits.
Printed brackets

The timer panel is too small for some of the components I have planned for the rest of the enclosures, but I modeled a piece that will hold my micro USB sockets and let me run wires underneath.
Micro USB breakout installed

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
Completed projects from year 8

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