|PCB minus 3 signals|
|16 X 8 panel.|
To help with progress on assembling the panel, we use the following 2 guides: a bending guide and a soldering guide.
The bending guide on the left shows the 3 stages of LED bending. The first stage, on the left, is ensuring that the LED is aligned properly. Also, one ensures that the anode of the LEDs is aligned with the bend above the LED, and all the cathodes are aligned to aim for the slots below the LED. Stage 2 (middle) shows the leads being bent in the correct orientation. The right shows the final result.
Our goal with these guides is to create consistent 4x4 grids that we can easily and relatively quickly assemble into a 24x24 grid. We have found that in order co complete that objective this term, we need to complete 36 of these. We have 22 4x4 grids left to do.