2022-02-18 (F) Weekly Summary

I bought some budget controllers to test their suitability, but they required a driver install, and I didn't know about their compatibility across other platforms. I figured I should stick to a demo board with a good reputation. I was OK with the install for my testing and got a blink example running.
Connected and uploaded

I tried to test the distance sensors, but the cheap controllers didn't have a serial monitor, so I focused on the servos first. I confused myself with metric prefixes, but I got them moving.
Program moving servo

RemoteFinishLine sketch

Schematic of on-hand parts

Laser cutting takes time, and keeping my computer tied up was impractical. I connected an old Windows box to carry the load, but I had to deal with the kind of problems you encounter when resurrecting an old machine.
Dedicated Computer

I drafted an enclosure for the parts. I determined the overall size from the most prominent components on the face, like the display and light ring.
Enclosure draft

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

Completed projects from year 1
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Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7
Completed projects from year 8

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