Just so you know I am doing something other then playing with O'Scopes, Caps and Inverters - here is a photo of the mocked-up 'Control Panel' for the Arduino generator regulator / control project. I snuck-in a few alarm indicators (High water alarms, mains overheating) to the right.
|Mock up of control panel|
I use a company called Front Panel Express (www.frontpanelexpress.com/) to make up small panels like this. They have a downloadable CAD tool that is simple to use. Then just upload it and a week or so later you get your panel! Can even print out a sample in 1-1 scale (that is what you see above). So Nice.
The only down side is their prices have gone up a LOT over the past few years. This panel comes in at around $90 - - - But I already have several others of like look, so need to keep the trend going.
Hum - guess if I went with that Key-Fob idea I could skip the whole remote panel!
Today is Project Day. Last night made a list of things to do before leaving port at the end of the month. Almost 30 items - so guess I need to get on it.