Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Prioritizing Projects

Too many parts and projects lying around-- need to nail down an order and finish something soon!

PPAC should be the first priority-- I've gotten it to work, but attempts at packaging it have been held up by the fact that I'm still not sure about UI and whether I even want to use high pressure air or a pump. Would be great for a contest, but not unless it's (1) done and (2) demonstrated through video. First-things-first time:

  • EAGLE: set up with display, jog/shuttle, RTC, buttons, switch, power, and output. Don't worry about whether output is to relays or oo's,
  • Arduino: get a good program working on the breadboarded circuit,
  • Figure out best fill/empty plan,
  • THEN start laying it out in 3D for the final build.

Next up (while figuring out ppac fill/empty plan) is a working growduino with relays, no sensing, no logging, and no solar-- don't try everything at once! Better to get something growing.

The invervalometer is so close, but needs:

  • To be reeled back to the breadboard after the stuffing problem-- Arduino OK?!
  • Panasonic-capable trigger,
  • Serious power system consideration.

The mutetater should be a simple build:

  • Limit to Sony since that's easy to read, and I have Samid's old Sony TV,
  • Breadboard > potato should be simple using a dorkboard with female header pins.

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