Week 6 & 7:
Button Board / Control:
We reached functionality with a few buttons, though the layout was not finalized. Holding down on the buttons now activates a certain designated command.
We can now control different sections of neopixels, and make them constant or blinking through holding down buttons.
The Pneumatic Control Module, or PCM, was burnt 3 times these past 4 days. This was caused by a solenoid drawing too much power from the PCM. When testing, we realized the problem was the size of the compressor. After swapping it for a considerably smaller one, we realized 2 solenoids were unnecessary, as just 1 power would not break the cube, but it’ll still be strong enough to pick up a cube.