Thursday, February 28, 2008

New casing for the pendant

Here's what got done last night... I milled the bottom half from a solid plastic piece (not sure what type of plastic it is) and then milled the top cover plate. Having a CNC mill make the whole process effortless... Decided not to engrave the legend for the buttons as this is a test unit anyway... will probably paste a full size label later on once I decided what the buttons should do...
Should have use a taller switches, it will give enough 'headroom' to enclose the PIC inside the casing... Nonetheless, it is a beauty in disguise, having the 'open' cover for the PIC will allow me to take it out for reprogramming if I need to fine tune the pendant as the two halves of the casing is permanently glued...
My current thinking on the label and buttons functional mapping...Link to CNCZone thread on this pendant is here... Some more details and discussion there...

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