Nearly 24 hours later after completing the breadboarded prototype, I’m happy to say that it’s all been soldered and complete!
Ever since I started planning out my perfboard layouts ahead of soldering, I’ve been successful. I drew up this plan last night, and I was a little worried. Luckily, the connections itself aren’t very hard to follow so I could still quickly figure out what goes where if I couldn’t follow the drawing.
This is the completed board.This was my first attempt at making “far” connections on the backside of the board. The downside is that it can’t sit nice and flat on a table, but it makes the front of the board a little neater. I had a couple of scares testing the end result. I had to go back about three times. Fortunately, the problems were just missed connections, which is much easier to deal with than swapped connections.It works just like on the breadboard, and that’s all I ask of it. I didn’t solder the Attiny chip directly o because I’d like to keep playing around with the programming, maybe experiment with scrolling messages.
Here’s a short look and demo of the project in a video: