Split breadboards into main and input device

A project log for explorad

Work in progress: The explorad combines a microcontroller, a display, and star charts in a head-up display for astronomical telescopes.

christophChristoph 05/31/2014 at 13:140 Comments

The buttons were moved to an external input device (currently breadboarded), which now sits next to the main breadboard:

The Teensy 3.1's inputs are 5V tolerant, so I can safely connect the Teensy 2.0's Tx pin to the Teensy 3.1's Rx pin without additional hardware. However, I should add some protection before things blow up anyway. Fortunately, I still have a spare 3.1 somewhere.

The two devices are still powered individually until I finally decide which side will have the battery.