First Electronics Test + Enclosure Prototype

A project log for Periodic Table of Motion

An open platform for creating installations to show various types of motion. Useful for museums and schools. Composed of individual cells.

Bob BaddeleyBob Baddeley 07/08/2015 at 22:400 Comments

I quickly threw together a sample enclosure for a cell to see if the size was about right for the installation and for usability. I settled on 9"x9"x3", which allows ample room for a large button, lengthy description, and a sizable area for the actual mechanics. It was a big hit with the museum curator, who loved the size and used it to block off the area in the museum where it will go to get a sense of how big it will be and what it will look like.

I also etched the first revision of the PCB to test the motor controller, ATTiny, mosfets, power supply, and capacitive touch. I learned quite a bit and have some good changes in mind for the next revision.