Here is the make controller with the receiver Xbee in place, I may look into another option for receiving the packets, possibly one of the USB xbee adapters from Sparkfun, but for now, this works.
Anywho. We then mounted it onto a prototype Assembly board that we built.
It has the 2 holders for the harness connectors. So the way it works is that when the operator is there, the movement is picked up and also as each piece is approved, a message is sent back to the receiver that talks to the PC and database.
I wrote some software that would juggle the information around a bit and keep track of things. I'll write some more about that next time.
Spoiler Alert! Barbie makes a special guest appearance...