8BitCoder.com

This site is about programming, robotics, and electronics. Languages discussed include, Java, C/C++, Assembly, and BASIC. Wait, BASIC? Heck yeah. I grew up on Color BASIC for the Color Computer 3. I'll be adding back my favorite articles from the old 8BitCoder site, and adding new tutorials and code breakdowns.

Please feel free to have a look around, and if you like a particular article, there is a new Like button. If you don't like something, well, there is also a dislike button.

Nut Box

Oct 12, 2019

Shortly after printing the feet for ChessLR, I realized I made a mistake. I didn't allow for attaching the bottom board to the feet unless I glued them. I could drill a hole and use a self tapping or wood screw, but that would not last very long, if it worked at all. So after a little research and a couple test prints, I came up with a nifty design that would allow me to screw and unscrew as many times as I wanted, without fear of stripping out the plastic.

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Power Panel Print Test

Oct 4, 2019

Printed a test power panel. Took a couple tries, but second print seems to fit nicely. I also finally wired up a barrel connector for power instead of USB. Much easier to deal with. Translucent green color is really nice.

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3x3 Interface Board

Sep 9, 2019

I transferred my 3x3 breadboard circuit to a protoboard. Now calling it an interface board. Much easier to work with as a protoboard, and learned a few things that will transfer nicely to the 8x8 interface boards.

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