before buying any parts, we diagrammed how they would connect.
ASSEMBLING & TESTING
PLYWOOD CUT WITH CHANNELS & COVER LAYER
at this stage, the last row of LEDs was removed because of electronics malfunctions.
triaging electronics problems allowed for more code testing.
ALL LIT (BACK VIEW)
acrylic tiles are added to the grid, as well as a masonite base housing for electronics.
using three buttons for NEXT (shift tile by one day), MODE, and COLOR, each tile can be set to a range of colors.
against the deadline, we prioritized functionality over aesthetics, so a bracket for the buttons was never made.
WITH MORE TIME...
given that this is just the working prototype, there are a lot of directions to go. I'd look first at trying the display we never implemented, then refining the housing design to more exacting specifications.