This is PART-2 of the Tic-Tac-Toe PIC16F627A project. On PART-1 I described the circuit operation, and the basic program flow. In this new section I will propose a possible "good looking" enclosure build for the device with large back-lit buttons. Here you will also find the links to the PCB, Hex code, Assemby (ASM) code, and the .cdr file for laser cutting the top panel.
Step 1: PART-1 Video / Instructable
Link to Part-1 Instructable
Step 2: PART-2 Video
Step 3: Materials
Basic materials are:
1)Wood moulding for frame (details later)
2)Acrylic buttons (details later)
3)Acrylic top panel (laser cut)
other materials: circuit board, bottom cover, 3 AA cell holders, nuts&bolts, screws, varnish, glue etc.
Step 4: Wood Moulding
Cross section dimensions of the moulding for the enclosure frame
Step 5: Frame Assembly
Cut 4 sides of frame at 45° angle on ends. Edge where panel rests should be 142 mm long. Glue parts together and hold in place with masking tape. Verify right angles.
Step 6: Acrylic Top Panel
Download .CDR (corel draw) file for laser cutting of top panel. Panel is fastened to frame with 8 wood-screws.
Step 7: PCB Board to Top Panel
PCB is attached to panel with (4) 1/8" thread, 1.5" length bolts & nuts. Clearance between PCB and panel is 7/8". Use spacers or double nut.
Step 8: Acrylic Buttons
Acrylic buttons are cut from 20 mm diameter transparent acrylic rod. Button length is 20 mm. All faces have a frosted finish for light diffusion, except the bottom face where LED light enters which is polished. Drill a 3 mm diameter & 3 mm deep hole on bottom face to fit the switch stem. Use a little silicone glue if necessary.
Step 9: Battery Holders
Glue the (3) AA cell holders around the inside of frame.
Step 10: Bottom Cover
140 mm x 140 mm particle wood.
Step 11: Game
Wake : Press center button. After splash, all buttons flash 3 times with player 1 color.
Reset : Press center button for 2 seconds anytime.
3-in-a-row : Winning pattern blinks. Reset with middle button.
Sleep : Game shuts down after 20 seconds of inactivity.