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Discussion: Ghetto master station

in: biggins; biggins > 2016-04-09

Apr 9, 2016 8:26 PM # 
Nice! Looks like an improvement to the state of the art. Touchless yet?
Apr 9, 2016 8:34 PM # 
Nice, though the phone alone costs twice what my set up was.
Apr 9, 2016 9:00 PM # 
Yes, but everyone already has a phone.
Apr 9, 2016 9:32 PM # 
I'd have to disconnect it from the wall and then would lose the signal. Or is this to be my excuse to get one of those smart thingies?
Apr 9, 2016 9:47 PM # 
Only if you want your splits, George.

That is amazing. Does it really play sad trombone if you mispunch?
Apr 9, 2016 10:56 PM # 
Yeah! We want to hear the YouTube.
Apr 10, 2016 12:42 AM # 
Apr 10, 2016 1:05 PM # 
I am impressed. Is the idea that one person brings the phone and everyone downloads to that phone? Or does everyone bring their own phone?
Apr 10, 2016 2:14 PM # 
Yeah the phone just replaces the laptop, you only need one. So we might still let George come to our events with his old and busted phone.
Apr 10, 2016 8:04 PM # 
That's awesome.

Also nice icons.
Apr 10, 2016 8:11 PM # 
OK - I might just come along then.
Apr 10, 2016 10:31 PM # 
You didn't put in the link where we order our own bluetooth station. We'd like three.
Apr 11, 2016 12:54 AM # 
Another take on making a Bluetooth station - though not for IOS.
Apr 11, 2016 1:31 PM # 
This is awesome.
Apr 11, 2016 2:25 PM # 
Will the plans be available? I would build .
Apr 11, 2016 3:24 PM # 
Nice work dude. That is very cool.
Apr 12, 2016 2:25 AM # 
Apr 12, 2016 7:17 PM # 
Sad trombone! well done.
Apr 12, 2016 9:32 PM # 
How about a fanfare when you come in with a leading time :)
Apr 13, 2016 2:11 AM # 
Yo you can't make fun of my icons and leave the non-fixed-width table font hanging. UI guy would be disappointed. But all the prototype code was built on top of another game, so the ui and the buttons and sad trombone just came standard. I think that version could even still play SET if you got to the right menu.

The closest I got to fancy plans was making this before I started soldering, but the gist of it is a lot like the o-lynx one phillip posted, but with different parts. The bluetooth chip is an hm-10, the serial chip is some micro 232, and I don't have a battery because I crammed it all inside the SI box and used one of the power traces on the circuit board so it turns the radio on and off with the si station. There's also a 5-pin headphone jack that works as a physical switch for the serial port wires, so you can plug in a serial cable if you need to play old school. And some bonus pins for when you need to reprogram the hm-10.

Thanks everybody, I've been having a lot of fun taking things apart lately.
Apr 13, 2016 12:52 PM # 
awesomeness! Love the trombone idea. I like Bubo's idea but how about a Per Forsberg sound clip if your time moves you into first place! something like "She is soooo good. So fast right now.That's for sure"
Apr 13, 2016 9:07 PM # 
Fantastic! You could sell these and make tens of dollars of profit! I would buy one for the novelty of being able to whip out a download station at a moment's notice. I wonder if you could market them to Jukola teams - "check if you mispunched before you finish!"
Apr 14, 2016 6:02 PM # 
"sad trombone just came standard" -- hehe :)

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