Project X: Part III

 

  

  

From breadboard to frankenstein protoboard, we’re moving steadily along.  This is our attempt to take the breadboard circuit into something moderately wearable and testable.  Gotta say I hate protoboarding, seems like so much work for simple connections.  Gonna take a look at Eagle CAD and designing my own PCBs after this.  Still, in the end it works.  This prototype is running off two coin cells through an LDO 3.3v regulator.  We  used the handy SMD lilpad LEDs to stay low profile.  After trying various paddings for the PCB/mask we ended up with craft foam which can easily be cut to exactly fit the boards but molds nicely to the face and feels soft but firm.