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A project log for The Grimoire Macropad

A macropad build that is probably more trouble than it is worth.

mrpendentmrpendent 06/05/2023 at 02:380 Comments

So....neopixels, huh? Those things are tiny. Very tiny. On the first first board, I got the diodes installed, then the sockets, then 3 neopixels. On #4--SHENANIGANS!!

While trying to remove a messed up led, it actually peeled the solder pad AND the trace off the PCB.  So I had to start again. The second time, I carefully put all the Neopixels on first (thanks to some advice from Ben Heck):

Then the sockets...

Then the diodes, encoders, and headers...

I had one issue--the joystick holes seem to be 2mm (I think? Maybe 1?) and I don't have screws that size to mount it. so I got the pads ready, but can't mount it yet. I'm a little worried about it still, but fortune favors the foolish. I love the look of the diodes--the translucent red with black ends remind me of some of the carpenter ants that I would see back in NM.

Next up:

I'll be honest--I'm a bit scared of the last one. If it doesn't work after all this, I will be disappointed.

ps. Just a little image. Ignore this.

Nothing to see here.