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Regrouping after HLH

Posted by dougw Top Member Apr 13, 2018
Congratulations to all the contestants in the Hack Like Heck competition. It was the most intense contest ever held on element14 and the contestants really stepped up with massive efforts and spectacular projects. I thought it would be interesting to share some of my experiences with the event, particularly the non-technical aspects. I'd bet anyone who considered entering this competition had to answer a lot of non-technical questions when deciding what to do. I definitely struggled with the non ...
I was successful in being selected to receive the Raspberry Pi kit for a portable game and have been designing a portable device to make use of the kit. I was holding off on this declaration until I learned more about the HLH contest. I recently had an interesting conversation with the Ben Heck show team which shed some light of the situation. My schedule precludes having a working device by the video deadline but I am proceeding with the project anyway because it is an interesting project, I'v ...
I finally received the build kit which included a copper clad card and a bottle of etchant. The parts were not exactly the same as the ones Ben and Felix used so it is unlikely the stl files would fit. The USB hub was quite large so I likely won't use it. I ordered some USB hub chips to be designed onto my PCB, but they won't arrive in time to be in this build. I removed the high components from the Raspberry Pi card, except the header, (I only removed the plastic from it). It will be soldered i ...
This is a kickoff of my build of a portable Pi. This blog is not attempting to create a Ben Heck Show style documentary, it is just intended to provide some insight into my design and how I am going about the project. I have been holding off on starting this project for a couple of main reasons. The first reason is I wanted to test whether my version of the build could be completed in two weeks. I am busy with other things as well, but that is always the case. Lets see, on the personal front & ...