This is what the house looks like from the road above:
No, the house with red window frames is the neighbours, you can tell from the way it’s got a roof, unlike ours. Ours is hidden down below the trees, nice and unobtrusive.
This weekend was mostly working on the posts and fighting with tarps in gales:
These are the bottom end of the posts:
As they go up two storeys, it’s all pretty chunky. And they fit on these brackets:
The top of the posts have these tenons. Big tenons:
And at the end of the day, it looks better than before:
Moving to an entirely different scale, I mocked up the circuit boards for the Fannies, to check everything fits. I’m glad I did, in two square inches of boards I found five errors. Well, three “won’t work” errors and two “could be better” tweaks. And it turns out that to make it fit, I have to overlap the boards in three dimensions, not just two. Yup, some of the high components on one board fit between high components on others.
Two of the three boards mocked up in cardboard, with real accelerometer, transistors and programming connector. Next time I’ll use solder pads for programming, but these might need a little adjustment to get the final behaviour just right:
So the electronics all fit. When turned on, it might melt, but we’ll deal with that later, mainly by going “ow, f***” and running away.
Next step, as you all know, is to make the gerbers and panelise, then get some quotes. Anyone know a board fab that’ll happily cut boards that are utterly tiny? I want fifty boards, from three designs, but the average size is two square inches so that’s a lot of cutting to be done.