Saturday, March 23, 2013

Rinse, repeat...

"-So, what do you do in your spare time?"
"-I'm mostly sitting hunched over my soldering iron and smelling the fumes."
"-Right... I... should be going now."

1) It just keeps bringing more friends along... 
Slowly getting there...
I will genuinely be surprised if even half the ports on this board works when I'm finished with it.

Next time - Pay up, Mr!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cables...cables everywhere.

Sometimes I really annoy myself, or rather become annoyed by my "I can do this myself"-attitude.
Like the light board for instance - why, oh why, didn't I just order this pre-made on the internet?

1) Satan's lightboard. This is a painful reminder why the invention of circuit boards came to be.
What you see on the picture is a gazillion solder points and A QUARTER of the cables needed to complete it. After that, some serious testing and hopefully at least some of them function... Right now I don't remember if I have any light slots to spare, so hopefully they'll all work. I hope.

I thought about both remaking it using a matrix instead or simply design it in CAD and have it manufactured instead. Both things cost money thou, but at the moment I don't really care...
No matter how hard I try, all I see when I look at the board is this...