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Revision as of 09:33, 13 August 2019

Description Hacking flip-dot displays
Type Workshop
Kids session No
Keyword(s) hardware, embedded, hacking, coding
Tags Village:HardwareHackingArea
Processing village Village:HardwareHackingArea
Person organizing User:Ssaschaa
Language de - German, en - English
de - German, en - English
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Starts at 2019/08/24 16:00
Ends at 2019/08/24 17:00
Duration 60 minutes
Location Village:HardwareHackingArea

Usual story: no money, lots of deadlines, unsustainable promises, social responsibility, no time at all, but the unique opportunity to get an additional time-sink. Yeah. Seconds later, I got some huge flip-dot displays I couldn't even carry myself and a lot of single modules. Soon (measured in seasons) it became obvious, that reverse engineering the RS485 based IBIS bus would not make me very happy in the long run. So I decided to get rid of the original controller board and drive the flip-dot modules myself. The goal would be a non intrusive board to directly connect any BROSE display (or array of the same) through the proprietary 60-pin connector... So, this is the story of that effort...