It Works!

August 5, 2009 at 1:05 am 3 comments

Having battled with flicker on the new PCB for some time now I decided to build another board, to do some creative rewiring, and see what happens.

So guess what? The new board works just fine. Without modifications.

To my embarrassment I didn’t much consider that there could be some freak component or connection problem with the first board I soldered up. But that’s exactly what seems to be the case. One lives and one learns. Then one forgets.

The upshot of this all is that
1) I’ve rewritten, optimised and generally improved almost every part of the firmware trying to fix this problem.
2) I am reluctant to send out kits until I figure out what caused the flicker in the first place. Any ideas?

In the meantime I will build a couple of units and put up for sale. Enclosures shall be ordered, but won’t arrive for some 3-5 weeks. Watch this space.

And with that, a sincere thank you for continued support and patience!


Entry filed under: BlipBox, News and Updates.

Firmware Troubles Processing

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. 2020  |  September 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm


    your blipbox looks interesting
    and i was thinking that a new interface may go well with a new genre and a launch of a new social media tool ๐Ÿ™‚
    a good synergy perhaps?

    be well

    • 2. marser  |  September 12, 2009 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks! What sort of tool did you have in mind?


  • 3. happyseaurchin  |  September 14, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    my flatmate is launching a bunch of stuff
    the third thing is the tool

    as it is only a prototype at the moment
    and i wanted a couple of alternatives to get
    proof of process
    in the real world
    your box goes into production at such and such a rate
    within a month
    or even a week
    depending on how well we use the tool together ๐Ÿ™‚

    email me?
    i’m at googlemail

    be well!


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