Assembly Guide

Final result

Here you'll find everything you need to assemble PlayDog.

Assembly risks
  • PlayDog is built of small parts - beware near kids.
  • Drilling

Bill Of Materials - Assembly Guide

Parts:

Files:

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Tools:

  • Phillips Screwdriver No 1
  • Drill Optional
  • Flat Electronic Screwdriver
  • Phillips Screwdriver

Section 1: Prep For Assembly 2 steps

Step 1: Tools And Materials For Assembly

Gather the tools needed to assemble PlayDog.

Step 2: Verify You Have All The Parts

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Make sure you have all the parts necessary to start assembly. If you're here :), you've either completed the manufacturing guide, or have acquired a full PlayDog kit.

Section 2: Fit Electronics Into Shells 4 steps

Step 1: Pir Sensor Connect Cable X 3

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Connect the cable to the PIR Sensor, you should see the metal headers from the inside of the PIR.
Repeat 3 times for 2 bases and 1 home base.

Step 2: Pir Sensor Mount To Shell X 3

Parts 1

  • Lens Head Screw 2 2x1 4

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Tools 2

  • Phillips Screwdriver No 1
  • Drill Optional

Attach the PIR Sensor into its handles with two screws. Pay attention to the positioning - the Sensor should have the cable connected side facing upward.
Note: Depending on your print quality, you may need a drill to expand the holes - use a 1.7mm drill bit. Repeat 3 times for 2 bases and 1 home base.

Step 3: Wiring The Speaker X 3

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Tools 1

  • Flat Electronic Screwdriver

Screw speaker wires into place in the Amplifier.
Note: one of the speakers has longer wires, it should later be set to the home base. Repeat 3 times for 2 bases and 1 home base.

Step 4: Speaker Amplifier Mount To Shell X 3

Insert the speaker into its slot in the shell, the speaker should be facing upward, and the cable exit should be facing into the shell.
Note: remember that the speaker with slightly longer cables should be placed in the home base shell. Repeat 3 times for 2 bases and 1 home base.

Section 3: Home Base Assembly 3 steps

Step 1: Servo Positioning

Insert the servo through the square hole, like in the picture.

Step 2: Bearing Positioning

take the bearing and place it on the servo.

Step 3: Attach Servo And Bearing

Parts 2

  • Lens Head Screw 2 2x3 8
  • Lens Head Screw 2 2x1 4

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Tools 1

  • Phillips Screwdriver

attach the bearing, through the servo, to the base with 8 screws. 4 shorter screws attach the bearing to the shell, 4 longer ones attach the bearing to the servo. note: Depending on your print quality, you may need to first drill the holes with 1.7 mm bit.

Section 4: Wiring The Pcb To Shell 6 steps

Step 1: Pcb Positioning X 3

Place the PCBs in front of the shells - make sure to select the right PCB for the home base.
Repeat 3 times for 2 bases and 1 home base.

Step 2: Plug In The Particle Module X 3

Insert Particle Core or Photon into the PCB.
Repeat 3 times for 3 PCBs.

Step 3: Home Base Servo Wiring

In the home base, connect the servo to the home base PCB, where it says “servo”.

Step 4: Pir Wiring X 3

Connect the PIR cables to their places on the PCB - leave the PCB outside like in the picture.
Note: remember to use the home base PCB with the Amplifier with longer cables. Repeat 3 times for 2 bases and 1 home base.

Step 5: Amplifier Connection X 3

Insert the Amplifier into its place on the PCB.
Note: remember that the amplifier and speaker with longer cables belong in the home base. Repeat 3 times for 2 bases and 1 home base.

Step 6: Pcb Fitting X 3

Parts 1

  • Lens Head Screw 2 2x1 4

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Insert the PCB into the plastic shell, and screw it in with a single screw.
Push the servo cable into the shell when you are done. Repeat 3 times for 2 bases and 1 home base.

Congrats! You have now fully assembled the Electronics for PlayDog into the plastic shells.

Woo-Hoo! This part is done :)

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