The process was straight forward enough, though I did encounter some difficulty along the way due to my inexperience milling something so small and mainly in filling up the board with components. But I managed. This is the board freshed out of the mill:
As the whole process was rather long, with lots of screw-ups mainly due to mistakes and stuff, I'll put the pics below and caption them as I go. Hoover your mouse cursor over the pic for the caption. Apologies for using this format to present the pics as I've problem selecting the many pics I've on my iphone and uploading it here.
I'll be making another tachometer using arduino, as well as making the sensor Terence did with another type of sensor. All these will be for further learning and practicing.
I've just trammed up my wabeco mill today. Should be starting with one of the manual machining projects which I wanted to start several years back. This hobby kept my mind keen and not wander over negative things. A little selfish though as I occupy of of the 3 bedrooms in my flat for it. Both my teens are bulking together in the little room they have. Sense of guilt? Yes. I need a solution to this.
I'm praying for a place with 4 bedrooms so that each of the girls can have their own room while I can still have my little cave to indulge myself in. Lord, grant me my wish...