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  1. Disciple of The Watch
    Sun, 21st Mar '10 10:08pm
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    You were right regarding the Homing Missiles. I usually prefer the Multifire, but I gave 'em a shot, and after three upgrades, DAMN, combined with the Disruptor, I tear through nearly everything like a plasma torch through a metal sheet. Has the sweet side effect of preserving bombs for boss fights, too...

    BTW, just noticed your post count chings in at 7,777 as I write this. Time to hit the casino, maybe?
  2. Disciple of The Watch
    Sat, 13th Mar '10 10:07pm
    Disciple of The Watch
    Homing missiles are a separate weapon, and I haven't found them really useful, TBH... a maxed out Thunder or Disruptor can pretty much annihilate everything before it even appears on the screen. Yes, Thunder is the blue streaming weapon... I like how it progresses from straight ahead shots to a deadly spread. With two Multifires, it's a dream. I haven't yet reached the later stages -- I haven't got my hands on a Turbografx16 yet, so still playing emulators... call me old-school, but I prefer to play the real deal on the real console.
  3. Disciple of The Watch
    Fri, 12th Mar '10 9:49pm
    Disciple of The Watch
    Blazing Lazers is awesome... but it's also kicking my ass big time. I especially hate it when the game spawns gun I or IV when I got the Disruptor or Thunder maxed out and I accidently grab it while trying to survive...
  4. Fly2tHeSkY
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    I keep trying to get the money bags surrounded by oil slicks BAD idea
  5. Fly2tHeSkY
    Tue, 30th Sep '08 8:07pm
    Fly2tHeSkY
    Silly BTA, trying to get a high score in crazy cars
  6. olimikrig
    Tue, 5th Aug '08 5:33am
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    Damn you...
  7. 8people
    Mon, 23rd Jun '08 6:42pm
    8people
    when you buy it you get a code, so the cost of the creature is deducted from the cost of the final product
  8. 8people
    Mon, 23rd Jun '08 5:28pm
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    Yay! Spore! Good man! have you got the trial or the complete version of the creature creator? I've made a fair few things until Salamander decided to see if he could make all the pokémon...

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Posted Sat, 9th Mar '13 at 6:48pm by Blackthorne TA Comments 12
For the enclosure I used the same fiber board you saw in the previous pictures where the clock PCB was mounted. I didn't use any CAD software to design the parts; I just freehanded drawings and made some measurements on the final article to get dimensions that would fit. Then I used a hot glue gun to glue the fiber board parts together.

For the face, I cut a piece of 8"x10" 3/32" thick glass down to a size that would slip in front of the clock face PCB and the fiber...

Posted Sun, 3rd Mar '13 at 11:56pm by Blackthorne TA Comments 0
Here are a few pictures of the PCBs (the main clock and the clock face) populated with the components prior to assembling the whole thing into an enclosure.

Here's a picture of the main clock PCB from what is the bottom. The receptacle in the upper right is for the 5 volt power connector. The two connectors on the bottom are where the clock face will connect.

The red wires aren't technically needed, but one was a mistake (forgot I had put a via underneath the through-hole...

Posted Sat, 23rd Feb '13 at 6:14pm by Blackthorne TA Comments 0
Now that the designs were complete, it was time to fabricate it, starting with etching the PCB designs onto real copper-clad PCB boards.

As last time I used the PCB Fab in a Box toner transfer method.

The first step is to print the PCB designs using a laser printer onto special paper that has a water-soluble coating. Then use a laminator to fuse the exposed toner to the copper-clad board and dunk it into water to release the original paper, leaving just the toner image...

Posted Sun, 17th Feb '13 at 9:54pm by Blackthorne TA Comments 3
Once the circuit design is complete as seen in the last blog entry, the designs for the Printed Circuit Boards needs to be done. As before I used DipTrace to transform the schematics (also done in DipTrace) into PCB traces.

Again I was limited to two-sided PCBs since I wanted to make the boards myself. In fact, I wanted to use a single-sided board for the clock face since I had more unused single-sided available, but could not accomplish that (too many line crossing everywhere)....

Posted Sun, 10th Feb '13 at 2:03am by Blackthorne TA Comments 2
The schematics for this project are much simpler than the USB DSO since there are really only three main components then a bunch of LEDs and a few connectors.

Here is the main schematic that includes everything but the clock face LEDs:


The brains are in the SoC labelled U3 which is the Cypress CY7C63823-SXC. It connects to the majority of the rest of the design since it is what is doing all of the controlling...
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