SMTdemonEyes Original

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This is the original and tortuous Demon Eyes project.  I designed this as a boardless project, soldering parts directly to the chip.  The LEDs are designed to resemble a set of eyes and easily hung in tree branches and bushes.  Both sets very slowly flash at different rates.

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We still sell and support the original Demon Eyes kit, though the new SMTdemonEyes board is simpler and less fragile.

Demon Eyes Original Kit $7.50 ea/no battery:

Demon Eyes Original Assembled $10.50ea/no battery:

Demon Eyes designed by Charley Jones, PMP
aka Dataman
For SMTBoards.Com
10/2009

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GameOfLife Update

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GameOfLife is a project we purchased from Adafruit (http://www.adafruit.com/products/89).  We dearly love this project and have had a large array working for many years.  If you’ve never seen this, the boards interlock and communicate.  After building the array it became evident that there was a flaw in the code.  The panels could become locked into repeating patterns.

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I modified the code to detect repeating patterns and issue a reset.  Theoretically, only one 1.4 update chip is required per array.  No more locking array.

We sell the chip preprogrammed and assume you already have an array.  Simply pop out a 1.3 chip and replace with our 1.4

GameOfLife 1.4 Upgrade 5$ea:

GameOfLife 1.4 Upgrade designed by Charley Jones, PMP
aka Dataman
For SMTBoards.Com
5/2010

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SMTdemonEyes

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One of of our very first projects was a much more complicated version of this circuit.  Recently we simplified this to a single sided board.  These run about 18 hours and look demonic in trees at Halloween.

Demon Eyes takes a standard 9v Battery, not included.

SMTdemonEyes Kit $5ea/ no battery:

SMTdemonEyes Assembled $7ea/no battery:

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SMTstopAndGo

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StopAndGo is a simple project we designed for a local soldering class.  It’s a great demonstration of some of the capabilities of the 555 timer chip.

StopAndGo requires a standard 9v battery not included.

SMTstopAndGo Kit $5ea/no battery:

SMTstopAndGo Assembled $7ea/no battery:

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SMTfader

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This is our fading LED circuit which can be built with one or two LEDs.  This is based on the Apple Fading LED circuit.  We consider the dual LEDs an upgrade to our SMTdemonEyes project.  These will look really great at Halloween.

Fader takes a standard 9v Battery, not included.

SMTfader Kit $5ea/no battery:

SMTfader Assembled $7ea/no battery:

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SMTtiny13isp

SMTTiny13ISP-19

While designing SMTBoards.Com, I decided that all CPUs would be preprogrammed in my kits. To do this, I needed some way of programming SMT CPUs, without soldering them in first. My solution is the SMTTiny13ISP, it adds a very temporary ISP port to a Tiny13, Allowing a left handed program upload. (As we shall see.)

Tiny13isp requires an Atmel programmer, like the USB Tiny, not included.

SMTtiny13isp Kit $5ea:

SMTtiny13isp Assembled $7ea:

SMTTiny13ISP designed by Charley Jones, PMP
aka Dataman
For SMTBoards.Com
3/2010

SMTtiny13ISP Build Instructions

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SMTisp

SMTISP

While working on SMTSimon, I did a lot of testing with my breadboard. What I needed was an easy way to connect my programmer, Directly to the breadboard. That’s where SMTISP, as simple ISP breakout board came from.

SMTISP requires an Atmel programmer, like USB Tiny, not included.

SMTISP Kit $5ea:

SMTISP Assembled $7ea:

SMTISP designed by Charley Jones, PMP
aka Dataman
For SMTBoards.Com
4/2011

SMTisp Build Instructions

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SMTmulti

SMTMulti

Early on I created a Multi Chip Adapter for the USBTiny Programmer. As a low cost solution to programming common chips, I thought it was something missing from the community. So here it is. Able to program Tiny13 (8pin), Tiny2313 (20pin), or ATMega328s (28pin) chips.

SMTmulti requires an Atmel programmer, like USB Tiny, not included.

SMTmultiKit $5ea:

SMTmulti Assembled $7.50ea:

SMTMulti designed by Charley Jones, PMP
aka Dataman
For SMTBoards.Com
4/2010

SMTmulti Build Instructions

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