Upcoming 2016!

It has certainly been a stressful Christmas, 5 exams feels so much more than 4! I feel the extra exam is just a spanner in my revision works but hey! Medics get it a ton worse so how can I complain. I’ve had quite a few requests with the MAX7219 8×8 matrix display, namely a […]

Update 21-8-15

Well, its been an extremely long time since I wrote a blog post and sadly this one is a short one too! 😦 Over the summer, I’ve been working at Imagination Technologies again and going from a lazy student to full time work really takes it out of you. I will however resume my blog […]

PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR THE PHOBASS V!

Yes! Today, the big moment arrived any my sexy ass piece of Phobass (MDF) arrived! I’ve never dabbled in 3d design in my life but with the help of a willing manufacturer and a bit of time to learn how to use Inkscape, I managed to do a full design for a fairly good price! […]

Phobass V Neck overlay

Having completely changed the method on which the Phobass neck works, I’m delighted to say that I can now use a dedicated overlay and using Zip Posters (http://goo.gl/eoC6w), I’ve got a really simple design manufactured! Only a simple design, printed on sticky back vinyl. Thank you zip posters for your really fast service! According to […]

Work!

Only a quick update! So on Monday, I started my job at Imagination Technologies, wahoo! Not much to say really (more so that I’ve signed an NDA and don’t fancy breaching it), I’ve had a fair bit of trouble with my house but that’s not a massive biggy really, I should hopefully be moving in […]

WAHOOOOOO!

It seems that life is most definitely on my side today. Apart from a couple of burns and an hour or two of complete utter frustration, I can happily announce that around 95% of Phobass IV Mk2 works! Slightly stupidly, I sent off for the new PCB a bit early (before I’d properly had a […]

Phobass PCB Success!

Well! Even after a bit of a dodgy design, I’m happy to say that the PCB’s have quite good success! I’ve now linked up the menu and mainboard PCB and have got the menu successfully working! The PCB’s in shot showing the main board and menu linked. Even though the center button on the menu […]

Phobass IV Mk2.2 PCB’s

Well! After the minor (I lie – major) disaster with the first design, I’ve redesigned the problems out of the PCB’s and have sent off to Itead studio for them to be made again. hopefully this time, they’re completely working! While I find it really annoying spending £26 on a new set of PCB’s, I’m […]

Phobass PCB disaster!

Oh no! After completing the mainboard PCB, it turns out that I’ve wrongly designed two sections of ther board, damn! The power section has one wrong link and the model that I made for the processor board is 0.1″ too small. I’m a little annoyed but fortunately, these problems can be relatively easily rectified. I’ve […]