Archive for September, 2008

All my tubes and wires!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The build of the panel is moving along well. I have lots of wires soldered in place, lots of knobs and bucket loads of LEDs and switches. Everything is glue-gunned in place and it’s starting to come together well. Next up it’s soldering all the wires to the control board (top middle of the picture) […]

Defender Panel

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Well, I’ve managed to get the LED matrix working and the switch matrix working today. The switches and LEDs are scanned at 1Khz (actually there’s 24 columns scanned at 24khz). The LEDs are bright enough with a duty cycle of 1 in 24. The picture is of one of the front panel PCBs, the majority […]

Defender Panel and wierd LEDs

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I’ve been busy working on the Panel for Defender whilst I have the time, and I managed to find the impossible today. I had a fault with the LED matrix that meant all the LEDs lit up dimly when they shouldn’t have.. Most odd, so I disconnected the ‘column’ pin which supplies the 5V to […]