I’ve finished assembling my little gadget…and it works! As a side note, Flux is super handy, it made soldering the tiny SMT stuff really easy, also I learned a few tips from this video.
I ran into one small problem: on the board, I added a JTAG port for in-circuit programming & debugging. However, my cheapo JTAGICE mkI (not mkII) doesn’t support the newer AVR chip I put on the board. So I had to hack in an ICSP port, hence the four ugly green wires coming out of the middle of the board. But once I got that in, I updated the program I had running on the prototype. There were just some minor changes, IO pins were mapped differently, and the syntax for using Timers was slightly changed.
Now that the hardware is essentially done, I need to write some more software, get a few polished minigames on there.
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You can download a short video, or watch it online here:
PS: I bought enough parts (including the PCB) to build two of them…so if anyone wants to buy one, please feel free to make me an offer in the comments below