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btw, I approve of the Lego's in the -s-c-r-e-e-n-s-h-o-t- action-shots.
That definitely looks like it was very difficult to do o.o
tifreak8x: Thanks, it was rather difficult. Smile Next step is all this crossconnect wire, which is a huge pain in the neck.

elfprince13: Which LEGOs? Are you referring to the breadboard? Smile


If that's a breadboard, then it's the most legoish breadboard I've ever seen.
the thing in the bottom left corner? o.o
As per the Sparkfun product page:

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8722

Maybe you can rearrange the keyboard to a better layout, with all the numbers together and such, and write a key hook to fix the software?
KermMartian wrote:


Good god man you need to practise your soldering skills Razz
It just looks ugly because the reds got a bit awkward and hacky. The blue worked fine.
KermMartian wrote:


Kerm, OTHER bottom corner. What tifreak said.
elfprince13 wrote:
KermMartian wrote:


Kerm, OTHER bottom corner. What tifreak said.
Ohhhh. That's the membrane pad underneath the TI's keyboard. Notice the distinctive D-Pad shape at mid-right and the function keys on the top.
KermMartian wrote:
It just looks ugly because the reds got a bit awkward and hacky. The blue worked fine.


It looks bad because there's residue everywhere Razz
Ultimate Dev'r wrote:
KermMartian wrote:
It just looks ugly because the reds got a bit awkward and hacky. The blue worked fine.


It looks bad because there's residue everywhere Razz
Oh, that. No, that's epoxy to prevent strain on the solder connections while I work on the prototype. Smile
Just randomly curious, but why can't something like http://cgi.ebay.com/UPPER-TOP-LCD-SCREEN-For-NINTENDO-DS-LITE-DSL-NDSL-OT_W0QQitemZ220577880855QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item335b775b17#ht_1844wt_1165 be used as a screen for it? Is the calc processor and such unable to use it?
tifreak8x wrote:
Just randomly curious, but why can't something like http://cgi.ebay.com/UPPER-TOP-LCD-SCREEN-For-NINTENDO-DS-LITE-DSL-NDSL-OT_W0QQitemZ220577880855QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item335b775b17#ht_1844wt_1165 be used as a screen for it? Is the calc processor and such unable to use it?
That's more or less it. The TI-OS (and every ASM program written) assumes that the LCD takes a certain set of commands to change modes, show pixels, erase/refresh, all that fun stuff. Using an LCD with a different instruction set would either require rewriting the TI-OS and associated ASM programs, or using a mu-P to provide a translation layer between the two. Even so, different pixel dimensions and such could make that a huge undertaking.
Quick note for clarity:

mu-P == microprocessor
Ultimate Dev'r wrote:
Quick note for clarity:

mu-P == microprocessor
Indeed. Thanks for that clarification, Ult Dev/
Thought as much, was just a random curiosity is all. =] Just wanting to make sure that I was thinking correctly and all that. :p
Kerm, why not use wire glue to make the connections easier? It would seem for a project with as much going into it as that the cost of that type of glue would be minimal. It also seems like with the right application tool it could be much easier and less stressful to use to connect wires to PCBs.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/b70c/
Glenn wrote:
Kerm, why not use wire glue to make the connections easier? It would seem for a project with as much going into it as that the cost of that type of glue would be minimal. It also seems like with the right application tool it could be much easier and less stressful to use to connect wires to PCBs.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/b70c/
Ooooh, that does indeed look quite useful for the stuff I'm doing. Do you have any information on its resistance per unit area, length, or volume?
  
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