• Arduino compatible with PoE

    23 Jun | 12
    • in Computers • 
    • in Electronics • 
    • by FozzTexx

    From the same post on Reddit as the other one I found out about these IBoard Arduino compatibles . They were the same price as the previous two that I got, $29, but these are a little bigger and have more built-ins. In addition to the Ethernet port and XBee ports, they also include a MicroSD slot. These boards are about the same size as a real Arduino, a little larger than the XBoard. They are 3.3v based which I'm not sure yet how difficult will be to work with. They also have used up all...

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  • The Quintessential Console Game

    18 Jun | 12
    • in Gaming • 
    • by FozzTexx

    The other day I was thinking about making a wooden case to store my Atari 2600 and all the accessories in. I don't know if I will actually do it, but right now it is packed in a cardboard box and a couple of shopping bags and it's kind of a mess. Besides trying to figure out how I would organize it best, I was thinking that on the outside of the case it would be neat to carve a design into it that would represent what was inside. My thought was that I should carve a representation of a...

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  • Vector Scope

    15 Jun | 12
    • in Coin-op • 
    • in Electronics • 
    • by FozzTexx

    This is my Tektronix 453 oscilloscope being used as a miniature vector monitor for Atari Tempest. It took a bit of fiddling to figure out what settings I needed to put on the scope to make this work so I took a picture so I could easily reference it. There's supposed to be a Z input which would control the brightness but I couldn't get it to work. Either because my probe was flaky or because the levels from the board didn't match what the 'scope was expecting.

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  • Arduino compatible with Ethernet

    13 Jun | 12
    • in Computers • 
    • in Electronics • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Thanks to a post on Reddit I found out about these Arduino compatible boards with built-in Ethernet. They are called the XBoard V2 and they are made by DFRobot. These boards are 5V based which in theory will make it easier to interface with them than a 3.3V based board. They are very tiny! I was expecting a board the same size as the original Arduino which is already pretty small. (The arcade tokens in the picture are just there for scale, they are the size of a US quarter, 24mm.) I've...

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  • Step stools

    07 Jun | 12
    • in Woodworking • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I made these step stools based on one my dad built, which was based on stools  his  dad built. The light green one in the back is the one I grew up with. It was always in use, sometimes as a step stool, sometimes as a chair, sometimes as a sawhorse, sometimes just a place to pile things. One thing that was pretty common though with the old stool is that it was very easy to tip over while standing on it. After having my sister's kids fall off while playing my arcade machines I...

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