76 done, 164 to go... woooo... I can hardly contain myself.
On more of a constructive/productive note, this weekend, I sat down and figured out just how many of each length I would need. I drilled a couple holes in the board and zip-tied a driver board to two of the areas to be mounted. With 6 driver boards per "module", and with the layout as it is, there are 2 different shapes of sections, with 8 of one type and 4 of the other.
In the image above, which shows a single module (2 of them, remember), the 8 sections that are alike are the two different shades of red and the two different shades of blue. Doubling this makes for the total needed for both modules. The other shape is the two green regions, doubling again gives 4.
So anyway, back to the length requirements, there are two lengths to the LED triplets that I have been making. The first is the twisted-pair wire going from the resistors to the LEDs. These are all 7" long and will be entirely inside the pixel. The remaining length is from the resistors to the driver board header. I am using 4-conductor wire for this and the measurements required are as follows: (cut length, before stripping or soldering)
- 28 pieces @ 12"
- 68 pieces @ 8"
- 84 (!) pieces @ 6"
- 24 pieces @ 5"
- 20 pieces @ 4"
- 16 pieces @ 2"
What I currently have soldered:
- 30 pieces @ 12" (2 more than I need, I think I'll make due... probably make 2 fewer 8" pieces)
- 17 @ 8"
- 29 @ 6"
Yay slow progress...