Hey :) I'm currently awaiting new stock for the Knight Rider badges. After some reports of LEDs glowing dimly when supposed to be off, I had to order new LEDs that hopefully fix the issue.
What is it? Yes, this looks like the cute badges made by the UK pirates. They're not compatible though, but they can be friends! Twelve 0805 LEDs of different color are controlled by an Attiny13A i...Read More…
Yes, this looks like the cute badges made by the UK pirates. They're not compatible though, but they can be friends! Twelve 0805 LEDs of different color are controlled by an Attiny13A in a charlie-plexed arrangement around the face of a sloth.
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When I saw the lovely bear and fox bearables by pimoroni.com, I bought them in an instant. While waiting for them, I thought about what other animals I'd like to see in that style. Right then I thought of a sloth and a racoon and began with designing. The first step was drawing the sloth in Inkscape, then adding the circuit around it. With lessons learned from importing the Knight Rider designs into EAGLE CAD, the next challenge was programming the sleep mode of the badge. While no animation is running, I didn't want it to lose much power. Proud of the code and design, I shared it on twitter.com and instagram.com, where it received a huge positive resonance. After talking to Paul from pimoroni.com we agreed that it would be okay for me to make a small run.
This is a one-time thing when all 60 boards that I have ordered are gone, they're gone. So get yourself a blinking badge, or think about getting the hair clip. My mum wished for a blinking PCB that she could put in her hair, and sure enough, we got lucky on eBay! The found hair clip is a little bigger than the badge, though.
Batteries are 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.
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My name is Dave and I'm from Berlin - web developer by day, tinkerer at night. Since early 2014 I'm sharing my projects on hackaday.io and learned a lot about electronics on that platform. I like to design and share cool looking printed circuit boards and 3D printed projects. Sneaking in a cool spin on something is my goal, what sometimes leads me to abandoned projects. That's nothing I plan to sell here though! This is the better end of my projects, revised to work as a kit or sell as one piece. Why sit on 10+ unpopulated project boards and parts - someone else might want one too! On hackaday.io I will share insights and design decisions, as well as schematics and design files. Thank you for checking out my store on tindie!
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