Hi - I’ve been reading a bit about moving from Arduino to PCB and it seems a bit daunting. For now, all I really want to do is take something I’ve built, and make a few changes so that I can actually create a casing for it and make sure everything stays connected.
I’ve attached a photo of my project. What I am trying to do is create a box, where 4 pushbuttons sit in a box, with LEDs next to them. I will probably create foamboard cutouts for the spaces where the pushbuttons and leds sit. The wiring for the push buttons and the LEDs need to be hidden below the foam board - which is where I get stuck.
What do I need to do to essentially “lengthen” the wires for the pushbuttons and LEDs, and make sure all the components stay secure in the breadboard (the push buttons in particular like to pop out)? Is there a way to do this without making a PCB? I understand the concept of soldering components into protoboard, but as far as cutting / printing the circuits or whatever, it is really confusing to me.
I’d appreciate any guidance. If you see anything wrong with my wiring setup too, I’d love a learning experience on that as well. Thanks!