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Category: Pinball

Pinball: Debugging the LM317 Power Supply- A Tale of Getting Lucky

Summary My father always says he would rather be lucky than good.  I always assume that had something
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Pinball: Hot Air Solder Reworking the Accelerometer

Summary If you have to use a hot air solder tool, you are probably having a bad day.
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Pinball: Debugging the PSoC Motor Driver

Summary I spent a lot of time the last few days building and testing the Pinball board.  This
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Pinball: Driving the OLED using the U8G2 Library

In the previous Pinball post, I wrote about getting the OLED going and getting the footprint onto my
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Pinball: Testing the Eagle PCB

Summary In the previous post I talked about my process for assembling the Pinball PCB.  In this post
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Pinball: PCB Solder Reflow the OSH Park – Eagle 1.2 Board

Summary of my PCB Solder Reflow Process Getting the purple envelope from OSH Park is always exciting.  The
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Pinball: PCB Layout 1.2 Updates using Eagle

Goals for fixing the PCB Layout using Eagle In the last Pinball post I talked about the 1.0
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Pinball: OLED Display

I screwed up the Pinball board design AGAIN!!!  It is so frustrating.  Ill write about the new design
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Eagle PCB Layout Guidelines + OSH Park

Summary of Eagle PCB Layout Guidelines I typically design my PCB’s in Eagle and have them manufactured at OSH
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Pinball: The PCB Version 1.0 – Fail

I got the boards back and assembled several of them… and they do not work.  It has been a
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Pinball: The Printed Circuit Board Version 1.0

I am supposed to be good at this stuff.  What is this stuff?  Simple, everything engineering.  Unfortunately, I
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Pinball: The Eagle Schematic

In the last bunch of posts I have talked about the main systems of the pinball machine electronics
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Pinball: The Motors + Hbridge

When Billy and I talked about making the electronics package for the Pinball machine, I suggested that it
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Pinball: The Music Player (Part 4)

In the previous three posts I created a Music Player component by building the symbol+schematics, making a public interface,
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Pinball: The Music Player (Part 3)

In this previous posts I showed you the Schematic/Symbol and the public API for the Music Player.  In this
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