• Printed out both the side things and holding it together using some tape for now (because i forgot to buy extra tubes of superglue)
• Would call this project a success? Oh software optimizations are still very much due tho. But will add those after I'm finished with my exams
• Would probably also try redesigning the case in fusion 360 instead of freecad.
WHW Day 9:
• Painful process of soldering is complete
• Tested it out and it works nice!
• Remaining steps:
1. Print the side panel thingys and close it up, god bless this will be done today.
2. Polish up the software?? The buttons and stuff are all wired up now, all that's waiting is for the functionality to be added software side.
WHW Day 8
• Final step of soldering the keys to the arduino.
• This feels and looks extremely wrong but it works 🤷
• Also a lot of duct tape because it actually shorts itself out a lot.
• Not my proudest work to be honest.
WHW Day 7
• Starting to solder the keys to the proto board.
• Learnt a valuable lesson on why pcb s are better.
• Should've designed the key part to be detachable or something because damn soldering like this is hard.
WHW Day 6
• Other half of the print came out finee
• After supergluing both halves together, did a dry fit and everything fits!
• Now on to the more scary part, soldering and electronics
WHW Late Day 5:
• Print failed :yay:
• Best way I could come up with to salvage the print was to print the other half starting from where it failed.
• Printing the other half...Late day 4 of WHW:
• Completed the case design and currently printing it 🌠
• Definitely a bit bad as it was my first time using cad software. All I can say again is freecad makes it very very hard to do basic stuff that would've taken me 5 minutes to do in blender.
Day 3 of WHW
• Spent the day learning soldering
• Did some python coding for the code that connects the switches and buttons to the display
• Still struggling with freecad, it's very very hard to use as my first cad software coming from blender. (honestly would have chosen fusion 360 if I could've, heard it's so much better but I have no idea how to install it on linux)
Day 2 of Winter #hardware-party Wonderland.
• Tested a print for the keyswitch holes to see if I have the correct measurements
• Started designing the model for the case in freecad
Late winter wonderland Day 1 (because of stupid timezones making me confused :bsod_smile: )
• Figured out how to connect the screen to the board
• Wrote the software for the display (actually took me more than one day)