- Keep the strips all facing “flat,” but still allow for a bit of twist.
- Durable enough to withstand the occasional tug of the curious; won’t snap or tear.
- Doesn’t rely on the wires for load-bearing.
- Nonconductive; doesn’t short the electrical parts.
The most challenging aspect of the project wasn’t software or electrical, but mechanical. How to suspend all these strips while simultaneously meeting several seemingly incompatible criteria?
These loops bear the weight of the strips, reducing strain on the wires and solder joints.
All this manhandling and hot glue can be rough on the strips. Hate to say this, but you may want to repeat the Arduino test on all of them. It’s easier to resolve problems now than when the whole curtain is assembled.