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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Playground Wiki / Documentation Offer on: June 25, 2010, 08:15:05 pm
Hi, all.

I'm writing up some code and troubleshooting / testing documentation on the Sparkfun BOB-09056 (CD74HC4067 chip). Planning some hook-up photos (or a Fritzing diagram) as well as code to make it work.

Let me know if you may be interested in adding this to the wiki somewhere and I'll post a link to a google doc for review.

Cheers!
2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: mounting potentionmeters on: June 07, 2010, 08:20:15 pm
You guys are nine kinds of awesome. Thanks for all the input.

I think I'll go ahead with the perf-board-and-standoffs route to get this project put to bed. I'll definitely make a point of going with panel mount pots in subsequent projects, so I don't have to run into this particular issue again.

Thanks again for all the good ideas,

idle
3  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / mounting potentionmeters on: June 06, 2010, 08:10:32 pm
Out of all of my coding, wiring, mounting, and incessant tweaking on my first project, I'm stuck at the very end, trying to mount potentiometers (pots) to my project box.

I have 10 linear pots from sparkfun (link here: sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9288 )that I'm trying to get mounted in some form to the plastic lid of a project box. I've attempted to:

* tape them in (torque from turning them moves tape and they eventually fall out)
* use foam board with sticky on one side (sticky wouldn't stick right, torque caused it to fall off)
* soldering (haha. lid got melty)

I have a dozen other schemes to make it work, but thought that I might get some opinion from others on the best way to mount pots to a surface before I end up disappointed with the project altogether.

Thanks for any inputs or pointers to get things up and running. I'd be willing to look at some other linear pots out there if they were easy to mount and get running.

Thanks for your time

idle
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