Through web searching, we came across a concept known as charlieplexing which, though unused in this project, led to the idea of an efficient part cataloging system.
What it does
Uses serial communication and LEDs to highlight the location of a desired, user-entered part within a storage system.
How I built it
Using a small tackle box, we wired an Arduino and LEDs to highlight the location of user-desired parts.
Challenges I ran into
Wiring was very difficult in the confined space of the tackle box.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Being able to quickly come up with this project and complete it, despite a last minute acceptance to be a part of Boilermake.
What I learned
How to effectively manage wiring.
What's next for Electronics LED QuickCatalog
We plan to scale this idea up and create a higher quality build for the next iteration.