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Turbull Encashulator
« on: June 02, 2013, 09:04:56 PM »
We built the Turbull Encashulator for the Red Bull Creation Challenge in about 2.5 weeks...then we let it rest for a few weeks while we caught up on other we've made more progress, and the new & improved version will be on display at the June Open House.

If you missed it, here's some videos to catch you up...

Recent updates:
  • Added the ATX-RASPI for one button (a big, lighted red arcade button!) boot & shutdown - no more finding the keyboard to halt, and it also powers the arduino and turbull encabulator ICs (LOVE THIS!)
  • Added a Power Switch Tail II to control the actuator for the Disco Ball (from the Pi GPIO) (The DMX controller wasn't happy with the load...)
  • Used my new collection of polarized connectors and some old phone cable to make some awesome custom cables between boards (very, very happy!)
  • Mounted the electronics with standoffs on some smoked acrylic
  • Cleaner python code shutdown, ensuring the disco ball & lighting effects turn off
I won't have time to work on the software more before Tuesday - my primary goal was to get the hardware "plug & play" - I have a bit of connector work to do for the buttons & such that are at the lab, but that shouldn't take too long.

It will be actively taking donations for FamiLAB, Art Reach Orlando, and the West Orange FFA Heifer bring a friend, and have them bring cash :) [size=78%] [/size]