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ISEB Mark III – Electronics Done!

Posted 2012.10.27 11.30 in Computers/Internet/Technology

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

More Purple PCB Goodness

Posted 2012.08.17 20.41 in Computers/Internet/Technology

Whilst working on the ISEB-6 Mark-II, I have also been preparing some peripherals to work with the latest greatest version of the Electronic Bracer. It seems obvious really, that ontop of everything else, the ISEB-6 should be capable of turning off annoying televisions.

This tiny circuit board (less than one square inch) houses the circuitry for a totally self-contained TV-B-Gone. Pictured below are two populated and one bare board.

Designed to be triggered by another microprocessor rather than a manual push-button, this miniature TV-B-Gone will be integrated into the new ISEB-6 – providing TV off-turning abilities, built right into a wrist-mounted platform!

As evidenced by the Purple PCBs, these boards were fabbed via OSHPark, for only $5 for the three of them. Have I mentioned how much of a fan I am of Laen’s OSHPark service? Yeah, Laen rocks.

Some Pics

Posted 2012.02.07 22.28 in Computers/Internet/Technology