Desk-Buddy Wiring Connections
This week I worked on soldering all of the necessary connections for all of the servos and LED strip to a stripboard so that we can easily connect all of these components to the arduino uno board.
I decided to use a stripboard because this makes it very easy to connect the power and ground wires across a vertical column of the stripboard being that each vertical column is tied together via a copper track.
This does mean that if I put down a component with multiple pins on the same track and I did not want them to be shorted together, then I had to physically breaking the track by creating a hole in the track that separated the components from being connected with each other.
This was an easy thing to accomodate for though being that we have a lot of components that require power and ground connections!
On the stripboard I connected my LED driver so that was originally on a breadboard and I also made connections for each of the servos and a connection for the LED strip. I also made a connection for power and one for ground.
With the stripboard, I was able to create a design that did a significantly better job at managing all of the wires that were connected to our Arduino Uno board.