This section lists the parts needed to build your own pneumatic control board, and gives an overview of the assembly steps involved. See the previous section for a discussion of alternative components you might want to use, for example if you need to use water instead of air as your operating fluid. The overall assembly process will remain the same.

Drawing files (.dxf) of the laser cut acrylic parts can be downloaded by clicking here, and the Arduino code we will use can be downloaded by clicking here.

Building the board involves some basic soldering. If you have never soldered before there are many useful introductory tutorials online. The video below (taken from this tutorial from SparkFun) gives a good introduction to the basic techniques and equipment for soldering.

Control Board DXF Files.zip83 KB
Control Board PWM Code.txt2 KB