With v2 of Yaam, I’ll be using a Trikky from kidrobot. Yes, I’m a sucker for kittehs, so it was only appropriate that I light up a Trikky for this project. One of the difficulties I had with v1 was properly fitting a RJ45 jack into the Munny. The hole was a bit difficult causing the jack to not fit right. It also proved to be difficult to shove it with the LED wires properly without breaking a pin or (which I did). My friend, Jeff, suggested that I just attach the Trikky directly to the Altoids tin and just wire everything through a foot. Brilliant! So step 1: drill some holes.
First, I drilled the holes in the head and neck with a 3/8″ bit. This allows for plenty of room for the LEDs and wires, while still allowing the neck to tightly snap into the head.
For the foot, I drilled a 3/8″ hole in one foot, while making a tiny pilot hole in the other.
The pilot hole is meant for securing the Trikky directly to the Altoids tin with a small screw.
This should now make it a lot easier to have 2 RGB LEDs in the Trikky and have all wires neatly in one spot.
- Write the code for the Netduino (i.e. port from Arduino)
- Wire up the LEDs in the Trikky and to the Netduino
- Update Yaam WPF code to work with Microsoft Lync