December 4, 2013

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I was really confused why it wasn’t working, but Audrey pointed out that one of my wires had come unconnected. After cutting open and resoldering my velcro pouch it is working again!!

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November 20, 2013

Today was full of technical difficulties. After spending some quality time with the soldering iron I decided to test and see if they were working. It turns out that my code was only going to light up 35 out of my 36 lights.

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When I changed the code the lights were lighting up red and not all of them would light up:

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Madeline throughly scared me by telling me that her LED strips did this before hers died. I almost cried. Audrey was running out of ideas when she told me to change the battery. I did and, Audrey saved the day!! They all light up. 

I then got help from Katia, learning how to use the sewing machine (to sew a fabric square on top of the LEDs so that my less than perfect soldering job could be fixed). 

After I sewed 2 of the strips wouldn’t light up:

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This was because I disconnected one of the pieces I soldered. After I fixed that everything was perfect!

Almost done.

November 18, 2013

Today we had class to work on our projects, and we found out that my Sqaurewear was being defective and I was getting a lot of error codes from it.

Audrey had to give me a new Squarewear to solder.

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Now that I had a working Squarewear I could test my jacket!!  But….

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Only one of the 3 strands was working… 
I looked at it and realized I soldered ground onto the power and vise-versa, so I fixed it! And they all worked (thankfully) (video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mzzPaBPkx4&feature=youtu.be)

I then hot-glued and began to solder the last LED strip on
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The last thing I did for the day was hot-glue the velcro onto the jacket, so that the light up panel could velcro on!

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