Not Much Hardware Left

Posted on July 8th, 2022


The hardware aspect of the board is practically complete. The sensing mechanism works, the gantry is fully functional, and the housing of the board is all that is left.

Today, I added the limit switches to the board. They functioned just I had hoped and leave me eager to continue writing scripts that will bring this board to completion.

Limit Tests

The magnet that will be used was tested against the thick acrylic sheet I had. As I suspected, it worked. With this insight, I was now able to purchase any acrylic sheet that was .22 inches thick or thinner.

Magnet Test

With Vincent and Evelyn accompanying me to a field trip to home depot and lowes, we selected a sheet of .177 inches in thickness. This was enough to not deflect over the size of the board and thin enough to not make the board thicker than it needed to be. In later models I will be using wood as no one will need to see the interior.

Habit Tracking

Today, I journaled, worked out, read, tracked my caloric intake, and worked on at least one of my personal projects. Today was a good day.

What I am thankful for

I am thankful for Evelyn and Vincent, they are always eager to help and bring great joy whenever I am in their presence.