The Phaser Rifle X

I finally got a breakthrough! I am not sure how it happened but the compiler/programmer problem almost solved itself. It happened an hour ago when all of a sudden, the piezo buzzer sounded. So, I quickly did a new program for it.

For almost two weeks, I was pulling wires in and out (also partly no thanks to Kristine who pulled a lot of stuff out everyday) from the prototype board, suspecting the circuit itself. So, the test program sorted it out once the chip starts "working".

In this video, I will be showing that the LED bars are working, the piezo sounder is alright and so are the switches. This is the video's sequence:

Pressing the Phaser setting switches (foreground, right)
LED bar and piezo sounder activates twice

Pulling the secondary trigger (background, right) with a tube of UHU glue
White LEDs (for the rear of the Rifle Scope) will switch to RED

Pulling the primary trigger (background, right) with a tube of UHU glue
LED bar and piezo sounder activates twice

The orange LEDs in the background stays lit for all duration as this is the top of the scope. But I am thinking of activating the whole scope only once the rifle is "On-Line"

MacFarlane's Military Series Redeployed

Thanks to Steve at Toy Wiz, I got these two excellent
figures which I had missed out weeks earlier. He had
SMSed me and I was there within 20 minutes so I
get to choose the ones I wanted since there are
only one of each and no other customer
to fight it over. Yep, severly limited

Star trek meet

There was a meetup with all the members of and at Section14's Secret Recipe. The plan was to have dinner there and then adjourn to Section16 for a private screening of Star Trek movies.

Unfortunately, due to the last minute events in the house, I was only able to make it for the Section14 venue, introduced myself, chat a bit before rushing back home with dinner in my hands. I was planning to return for the second part of the night but by the time I got both kids sleeping, it was after mid-night. cheh

This is ncc1701a's excellent ERTL X-Wing model. I had enough
time to suggest how to light up his LEDs using an external
power adaptor instead of the more expensive coin
cell batteries. How to calculate the resistors
needed. And where to get more of those
wire-wrapping cables in Pasar Road

Everyone was enjoying themselves and the Orange
Yoghurt Shake I had was quite nice, eventhough
it tasted a bit sour. And yah, never sit infront of
the air-con. Most of us had to order some
warm water as well

While I bought my Wife a KFC Snack Plate, I got
myself that Meltz thingy. By the time I got Kristine
to take her bath, the food was already cold. So, the
Meltz tasted like shit.
It felt more like someone poured some cheese sauce
over some KFC chicken chunks, crumbles a few tortilla
chips and some tomatoes. And then proceeded to wrap
it all up with a very dry chapatti

An early start in Life

Kristine is starting to take all kinds of lotions and
puts them onto her face, the mirror, the table,
the........ well, you get the picture

Pao Ching Tien

Oh yeah, this fussy little can really cry