I finsihed building the MakerShield this afternoon. A MakerShield is a prototyping board that mounts on top of the Arduino board and provides a small breadboard for developing projects. I transfered the LCD project I did last night over to it and its all on one small and compact unit.(I dont have to have the big proto board as shown in the previous posting. )
I started working on the code for the train. I'll get the parts I need to build a small relay switcher. I havent even developed the project and I've already come up with ideas to enhance it. Adding an RGB LED to the project to quickly check the battery status is one thing. Other ideas are brewing!!
On another note, my CableGuard enclosures should arrive from Kevin over at CLD tomorrow!! That means I can start working on the power supply enclosures to fishish off the Candy Cane and North Pole update projects. I also ordered another 30 water proof 4 pin connectors (this time NOT over Chinese New Year .. LOL) and they have already shipped. I should see them MAYBE next week...
Also I have started sequencing for the Candy Canes and the Merry Christmas sign (both pixel based projects) as well as getting quotes for the aluminium square tubing to make the sign frame out of.
All in all, still very busy. Being that I am easily distracted by shiny things, I have to work hard balancing the projects with family life.
My new slogan ----- "My train of thought has been derailed!!"
Bob and Sandra Moody.