Clear window in the paint job
A second screen arrived by mail. The header pins were removed by clipping the plastic between each one then prying the pin out while applying heat from a soldering iron. Wires from an ethernet cable were salvaged for the first eight wires which were soldered in in place of the header pins. A spare wire took the place of the ninth connection.
Headerless screen and salvaged wires
Wires soldered in place
Double-sided foam tape was applied to the screen PCB and trimmed. A second layer of tape was applied to build up the thickness beyond the height of the actual screen. The screen was stuck to the painted plastic so the screen was right-side-up and lined up with the clear window.
Tape applied to screen PCB
Two layers of tape
Screen behind window
Glue was applied to the face of an RJ11 socket which was placed behind the 1/2" (13mm) hole so the port was accessible through the hole. The glue seemed to dissolve the paint which had not fully dried. The painted side had been placed on the inside of the clear plastic to keep it from being scratched away. The tagger will still be prone to this cosmetic damage but the clear plastic would expose the electronics while the rest of the device has color PVC underneath.
RJ11 socket glued from back
Everything held neatly in place
Paint distorted by glue
- Draft schematics
- Break down tasks further
- Build vests
- Build another tagger
- Make instructions for all parts
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