The geared puzzle is ready for its electronics. It has been running off of an Arduino Uno that is plugged directly into the wall. Boca wanted to include a simple timer and switch so that the piece can be displayed as well as played. I was working on the fabrication but I needed help on the electronics so I turned to my friend Associate Professor Bryan Cera. Bryan also went to UWM working with Professor Frankie Flood earning his MFA.
First, Bryan used a bread board to mock up all the electronics including a digital display, main power switch, toggle switch for the motor and an Arduino Nano.
... while the other has all the connectors. It kept the control box from just being a messy nest of wires. I am very happy with the results.
I used a scribe to mark the hole for the screen and time button.
Shot of the inside mocked up with the screen and buttons.