Everything is assembled [electrically] and ready for testing! The weaving process went fairly smooth and I was able to finish at a faster pace than I started. I took extra time to align and tighten the wires. And lots of time thinking about how these processes must have been automated back in the day.
*** Manufacturing Challenge Alert ***
I think the core weaving experience should be part of the project that the user does so they can get the full experience. And because I'm not sure this product can exist if I have to charge for the weaving work!
Some mechanical assembly remains to secure the LED array, but that'll come soon enough.