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Project Development

This week we were to answer a few questions in regards to my final project. They are listed below.

What tasks have been completed, and what tasks remain?

So far I have done all the laser cutting, code, board design and production. That leaves boards mounts, connector mounts, final soldering, sanding, painting, and small task like cable management. I estimate this to take atleast a week to get all completed to a point were I am ready to present. I have also started my video and slide which could take me another day once my project is completed.

What’s working? what’s not?

So far everything is working as planned. Thats not to say that I havent encountered any errors yet. The first error that I encountered was mounting the power supply in the case. I ended up redoing one of my panels so that I could get the power into the power supply through the side of one of the panels. All the panels assembled as I would have thought they would and the boards happened to work on there second revision. I do expect to encounter issues when I start to work on final assemble but so far, so good.

What questions need to be resolved?

The one question that is still up in the air is how will they mount. I figured that I would use something similar to command strips but since I dont have a panel completely together I cant test it yet. I could use some velcro aswell but I think tape would look better.

What will happen when?

I esitmate that everything will take a week from the day (06/06/21). However I do think something will go wrong and I will need a few extra days which this scedule allows for. My slide and presentation will be done the day after I finish my project while everything is still fresh in my mind.

What have you learned?

The short answer is an infinite amount more than what I had known. elaborating on that however the most important thing that I have learned is the benefits of learning by doing. Never in a million years would I be able to learn all that I have learned if it was just being thrown at me. I also learned how to create my own microcontroller boards which have already inspired me to do so much in the future. I also learned the importance of looking into what I am doing before I actual do it. If not, I would have started my final project in chaos. S

Last update: June 19, 2021