Hello, first arduino project for me. I plan on building a small DMX light board using the info on Arduino:playground/Learning/DMX The goal of the first project is 3 faders, 4 or 5 pots, and some buttons in a housing.
I have a strong back ground in electronics and computers so no worries on the design and programming part. What I am new at is building prototype boards. I was hoping to use a bread board but I fear that the pin out of the faders will not lend them selves to a breadboard lay out in the way I hope. So I may have to use round pots for proof of concept and then build the faders into an enclosure.
So far I have as my shopping list: seedmega dangershield breadboard screw terminal wings shield Arduino Nano USB pots (Digikey P3G7103-ND) (guessed based on similar specs to the fader) faders (Digikey PP1045SD-ND) some DMX / rs485 driver chips other little bits as needed
The mega and dangershield are for getting started with some smaller programs to get my feet wet. I also plan on using the mega for main prototyping work and then transferring to smaller boards for the finished project. Assming I stay withing the limits of the smaller boards. How much trouble should I expect transferring the program from the mega with rotary pots or the dangershiled to the usbnano with digikey faders and pots? Any recommendations for breadboard friendly faders and pots?