I’m still working on this project, but I ran into an issue with funds. Plus programming a GUI on a headless Raspberry-Pi has proven to be somewhat of a challenge. Add the fact that I’m artistically challenged and you can see where the issues are arising. Next week I will have an actual post with actual content!
Work has been a pain, and I need an extra set of hands for testing purposes. I don’t have any extra hands, and science hasn’t figured out how to grow them yet. It may be a week or so before I can start posting regularly again, but it will be happening.
This is my first board. Comments and criticism welcome!
I started this build on a breadboard, with a blank ATMega328p, and a basic idea of how I wanted to build it. I should have prototyped the entire circuit using a breadboard. Instead of taking the logical path, I: burned the Arduino bootloader, pulled the chip from my UNO, and uploaded the code that was to be used. Continue reading
Here’s quick pic of the finished board. It’s ugly and messy and terrible, but hey it’s also my first board. Continue reading
I’m obviously not going to leave an entire Arduino inside of my dartboard. I can’t really afford to. Not to mention, with the random parts I have lying around, I could build an entire Arduino clone. So that’s exactly what I’m doing. Well, I’m not making proper headers etc, just a simple board with all the parts needed for my first revision of the dartboard. Sadly, I’ve found a more cost-effective solution but it will have to wait. This Dartboard is getting a full Raspberry-Pi and an entire Arduino clone(-ish)! Continue reading
I just received my new Raspberry Pi int he mail today. I’m excited. It’s the New Model B with 512MB of RAM. I have the older Model B with 256 RAM, and while it’s nice. It just needed a little more RAM I kept thinking. Unfortunately, this new Raspi will be a server for SuperCrackMunkey.com. Not that there’s any content there yet, I need one to replace the old server that will inhabit my Dartboard. Continue reading
If you haven’t guessed already, this post is about making connectors! The matrix the dartboard uses: (correct me if I’m wrong here) FPC type connectors. It took me boatloads of Googling to find the name of these connectors and I’m still not 100% sure what they’re called. If you know, please leave a comment. Continue reading