I'm looking for a gentleman named Mark (if memory serves me) the I met at the beat off. Mark, if you're out there, please get in touch with me, email@example.com . By the way, your entry at the beat off was sweet.
To take advantage of the Benito's small size, I've zapped mine with a piece of software that, when plugged into a computer, causes the mouse to jump about randomly.
The size of the jitter can be adjusted by setting the "STEP" constant. 10 seems to be a pretty good number to make it seem like there's something wrong with your mouse. Anything larger, and it's pretty obvious that you're being messed with.
I'm getting close to making the LCDs work from Ben's Micro 2700 POS terminals (several of them are still up for grabs). Here's a photo.
More photos and technical details below...
First, I cut out almost all the chips. Here's a photos taken before I chopped all the chips off.
Come one! Come all! To the first DorkbotPDX Open Lab, generously hosted by the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
As the name suggests, this is an open lab for working on whatever projects you want to work on. It's a great place to show off works-in-progress, get help with a troublesome project, or to lend your expertise to someone doing something cool. It is also an opportunity for people who have paid for other workshops to follow up with anything that needs more work.
Bring your art projects, that could use the spark of electricity!
Bring your electronics projects, that could use a touch of art!
Bring your Arduinos! Your Dorkboards! Your PICs! Your ARMs! Bring some extra exclamation points! Seriously. I'm running out here.
Bring your soldering irons, your passives, your actives, and your power supplies and power strips. Bring your imagination, and the stuff to make it happen.
Time: 1pm to 5pm, Sunday, September 28th
Place:PNCA, Room 205
While in Norvac The other day I was browsing in the IC section and came across this little gem:
I think it was the Jim-Pak packaging that did it (Jim-Pak was a single serving component vendor that has sadly gone the way of the sort of places that sold it)
laminator pic for http://dorkbotpdx.org/blog/drtwist/laminators_green_trf_and_you
PC board etched out using the toner transfer paper method. Left side is plain, right side used Green TRF