Parts have been trickling in and I found something that will make a decent permanent enclosure. I had the misfortune to receive a partially defective rotary encoder which has been replaced. In the photos below all the connections are made with the appropriate current limiting resistors so I could writing the code for all the buttons and LED animations. A video of it working is still to come. I attempted to digitally design a circuit board and have it manufactured. At the time of typing this the manufacturers website is unavailable so I can not check the status of my order. Hopefully more about that next time.
Back to the controller. So far it consist out of:
Up next is permanently wiring things up and 3d printing a bracket to hold the microprocessor in place. And some tidying up of the code so it will be in a good enough state to publish.
George Timmermans, Research Toolmaker, Software Engineer and Tinkerer