Starting to wire

After gluing the RFID boards into the middle of the cages, it is time to start wiring. Lessons from previous exhibits say that broken wires at connectors/joints were the most frequent problem. For this reason, where there is a need, then there will be a connector to keep the wires from being strained as the exhibit is moved around.

RFID Mounted

RFID Mounted

RFID connectors – heat shrink will follow for strain relief.

RFID Cables

Scan buttons

The visitors will be expected to scan the health of each animal, to start the scan they must press the green buttons. The buttons have now been wired and have connectors on them, so they are ready to connect to the main board.