A blinky trinket for nerds who watch(ed) the TV series from or in the eightiesDesigned by davedarko in Germany
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What is it? Just a badge/brooch made out of a PCB with LEDs with your favourite eighties TV show car - K.I.T.T. - it features an Attiny13 that controls the 8 LEDs with 4 pins. There's a special OSH...Read More…
Just a badge/brooch made out of a PCB with LEDs with your favourite eighties TV show car - K.I.T.T. - it features an Attiny13 that controls the 8 LEDs with 4 pins. There's a special OSHpark purple (UV) LED version available for a short time, all assembled.
It started as a design challenge for myself, I saw a lot of nice artsy PCBs out there and wanted to make something seemingly simple and recognisable as well. After ordering purple boards at OSHpark, I also wanted to have some black cars for accuracy. When the dirtypcb.com order came back, I had 40 boards in my hand and ordered more parts to not make them go to waste. The second revision now has 0805 LEDs and a different layout to make programming easier and safe flash ram. That allowed me to add 8 animations that you can toggle through with the push of a button.
People at the MakerFaire in Zurich seemed to like it a lot! It's a small piece of nerdy nostalgia. It's hackable, you can program it yourself via the ISP header/pad and also add the Attiny13 to your Arduino environment.
There are two options, the standard option is fully assembled. If you want to solder up one and save me some time and you some money, there's also an 0803 kit version.
Size is approximately 5cm x 3cm (2inch x 1.2inch).
Batteries not included. This will not be sent with batteries, just buy 2032 batteries or use rechargeables, both voltages (3V and 3.6V) are fine.
Please, although I clean them, make sure to not put them in your mouth - I hand soldered them with leaded solder and there might be some flux residue left.
firmware update available for 0603 badges I've recently updated the firmware of the older versions, so now they can have animations as well! You'll need an ISP programmer to program the badge. Get the new firmware here: firmware on hackaday
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