Friday, June 19, 2009, 05:15 PMI just finished and tested the first few K-Mouse interfaces of the new batch.
They work perfectly, so... come and get one (or two, or three if you like, anyway, you know what I mean).
No free mouse this time, as I'm out of them.
If you like, I can deliver a mouse for 5 euro more, see the picture underneath.
Here are some pictures of a few K-Mouse interfaces of the new batch; more are coming of course!
Optional mouse for 5 euro:
Sunday, June 7, 2009, 05:10 PMI'm currently working on the batch of K-Mouse 2008 interfaces.
I have all the parts at home, and it seems to go allright, allthough I ordered some VERY small smd resistors, instead of 'regular' smd sized resistors, so that's a bit tricky.
I think the first 10 are ready in two weeks, but please wait with your questions if you already mailed me, until I send you an email you can place your order.
In case you did not yet mail me to put you on the list, you can still do so! Use the contact form on the right for that.
Here some nice pictures of the progress; aren't I prepared very well? ;)
These are the diodes at the joystick port, and believe me: these aren't even the smallest parts to solder...
Thursday, June 4, 2009, 08:56 PMI visited a concert of Jean Michel Jarre last week, which I'm a huge fan of.
Jarre played many very nice retro-instruments live, and also his Laserharp - check out YouTube for some video's of Jarre playing this unique instrument .
Years ago I built a laserharp my own, out of 10 seperate red laser diodes, and always was thinking of building it again using a more advanced design and a better (higher power) laser.
So, now I'm finally soing so, selecting parts and prepping for this project: a rebuild of Jarre's laserharp.
Here's a video of a simulation to determine the complexity of the DAC to use. Well, I could easily use a 8 or 16 bit DAC, but I have some reasons to limit the bits.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 05:28 PMI finally built and upgraded some K-Mouse interfaces, and tested two of them together as master and slave, you can see the result here on YouTube.
Here are some pics of the setup:
Friday, May 8, 2009, 09:02 PMI've put this video on YouTube, showing a modified external PC Keyboard Interface now behaving as internal Spectrum keyboard.
It's wires are soldered on the keyboard connectors or on the parts that are connected to them, and there are no extra parts needed.
In fact this internal version of the interface can do with some parts less, mainly the edge connector that is in the way now.
I will make some internal interfaces for sale, but not earlier than the beginning of june, as I'm actively relaxing for the next three weeks ;)
Here are some pictures: