ISEB Mark III – Electronics Done!

Posted 2012.10.27 11.30 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that as of this morning, I’ve finished the electronics on the Integrated Sensors Electronic Bracer Mark III. (Wait haven’t I said that before?)

I’ve mounted the last electronic component. It seems to be working fine. All that remains to be done from this point, is finishing the software and the new leather bracer. And an enclosure.

The last part was the micro TV-B-Gone that I assembled a while back.

I’m pretty happy with how things have turned out, even if it has taken a few months to get to this point. It’s all self-contained and even though there are a couple wires, nothing is going to be flexing around – it’s one solid unit.

One minor challenge is the name – ISEB-6 is not entirely applicable as the Mark III has more than 6 sensors… and ISEB-8 just doesn’t roll off the tongue as well. #madscienceproblems


  1. blackwinged says:

    great, can´t wait to see the finished device 🙂

    1. Stephanie says:

      Thanks! 🙂

      I’m hoping to get it completed soon but having trouble getting the inspiration for a suitable enclosure & suitable way to mount it to a wristband.

  2. Howie H. says:

    hey, I’ve just found your site and am loving the concept of your ISEB. I’ve been researching for a project just like that, but I’m starting at near zero electronics knowledge. I mean I know stuff now, but anyways. I have been trying to fit a TV B Gone into a sonic screwdriver, which is a cool type of gadget from the British TV show Doctor Who. If theres any chance you could release your schematic and PCB layout for the tiny TV B Gone, it’d be greatly appreciated. Hope you feel better from the flu! Also, is there any way that you could eventually release a schematic, PCB, parts list, and code for you ISEB? I know that’s a lot to ask, but I figured that I might as well. Thanks so much!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Hello Howie, thanks for writing!

      Yeah I’ve been planning to post the full schematic, BOM, code, et cetera for both the ISEB Mark III and the little TV-B-Gone board when it was finished, but I kind of got totally distracted by other things and never finished it! Ack!

      I’ll make a note to post up the info I have thus-far when I get a chance.

      By the way, I’ve seen someone posting in the Adafruit forums about building a Sonic Screwdriver tv-b-gone. If that wasn’t you, then you might want to have a look there. then go into the forums and run a search, I think there’s at least two threads on the subject.


      1. Howie H. says:

        Yeah, was it PropLord? I’ve read his stuff, but as I’ve been trying to deadbug solder pieces together I keep breaking things, specifically the NPN transistor. I was looking more specifically for a circuit board design recently, and have found lots of alternatives, but yours is very thin and long, which may work out better. Thanks!

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