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A project log for IoT POV Fidget Spinner

A WiFi fidget spinner, taken from concept to ordering parts in one weekend

MatthiasMatthias 06/14/2017 at 08:382 Comments

So a lot has happened since the last update. First of all, I have been featured on the main site. That probably wouldn't have been possible without all of you, who followed and liked my project. So to thank you all, I decided to step up the speed a bit:

I already ordered all the parts so they'll be here by the weekend. For the ESP8285 and APA102-2020, this meant ordering assembled boards with the parts on them as availability of those is otherwise very bad in Germany. Sadly, I won't be here to try assemble everything, as I'm going to London from Friday to Tuesday.

As some of you might have noted, there has been a last minute change on the design - the center hole is now sized for an 608 bearing. That way I can use 608 bearings with a greater availability for the center. Especially, when it comes to ceramic bearings and the like, they are simply cheaper.

TL;DR;

Thank you, followers and likers! I'm doing my best to show some results very soon.

Quick update: I just ordered the PCB.

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oshpark wrote 06/15/2017 at 18:30 point

Very exciting!

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Matthias wrote 06/15/2017 at 19:51 point

Thank you guys so much for your support!

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