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To Do Lists

I used to be a “list” writer, do this, do that, remember this, get that … But then you ask, when is it too much? I know people who write lists about lists. That, to me is overkill. When you get to the point of needing a list just to keep track of your other lists, you’ve got a problem.

However, that doesn’t mean that having a list is a bad thing.  For me, it’s a way of keeping track of both ideas as well as what needs to be changed, added, or otherwise putz with.  Having said that, this is the current list of things:

  • Plan for a thicker PCB – Done, 7/31
  • Check height on LED – Done, 7/31
  • Move control board to wedge inside of LEDs boards – No longer pursuing this idea, 8/1
  • Add solder joints for VCC, GND, and control lines.  One in each corner? – Sort off, original idea won’t work, need to think of something else, 7/30
  • Add solder joints for control board to pass to LED boards – See above, 7/30
  • Move battery connection to other side of control board.  Order will be: battery, control board, LED boards
  • Check tube diameter with new arrangement of LED boards – Switching to 1″ tube, 7/31
  • Check a three tier setup; will require some way of inserting board with switch(es) protruding out and then wedging it into place, or
  • Consider adding a clear cap/plug that holds the PCB in place with the battery pressed against it – this will make access to the switch trickier
  • Add battery check with proper pull down and series resistor – Done, 8/1
  • Add brightness button
  • Separate VCC to LEDs from VCC to drivers, to allow drivers to be turned on with the switch, and LEDs with MOSFET after a short delay to prevent instant white when first turned on
  • Switch to 24bit BMP images – This is being pushed to a future revision.
  • Code extra control in control file:
    • Add individual image display length – Done, 8/4
    • Add individual image display speed (this can be calculated when image is created) – This will be calculated and put in the file.
    • Add ability to pause between images – Done, 8/4
    • Add loop refresh rate (how fast will an image loop back to the beginning of itself) – Done, 8/4
  • add ability to use folders on uSD card
    • add a 4-way switch so a user can navigate (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A)
  • come up with a way to send music cues wireless and trigger changes, RF?  Bluetooth?  XBEE Wire mesh?
  • alternatively, come up with a way to change based on music cues written to the control file
    • This would require a way to get those cues from the music somehow – reading a wave form perhaps?
  • add a gyro/accelerometer for static images (way, way out in the future perhaps)

2 thoughts on “To Do Lists

  1. […] bug fixes, small improvements, however I won’t be adding anymore features.  Anything left on the list will remain there for the next revision.  There’s just too much to be working on right now […]

  2. […] bug fixes, small improvements, however I won’t be adding anymore features.  Anything left on the list will remain there for the next revision.  There’s just too much to be working on right now […]

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