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.

ChessLR vs Radio Shack 1850

Oct 24, 2019

First game of ChessLR vs my Radio Shack 1850 chess computer! The 1850 won! Not what I was expecting, but a pleasant surprise for sure.

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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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