1. pyorin

    pyorin Advanced Member
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    to get back on the topic of internal installs for a bit, I've been playing around with an idea :ninja:

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  2. mattytrog

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    Whats the idea chief?
     
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    glad you asked :P front facing dotstar RGB status LED :D

     
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    Very nice idea!

    However... I think what I would do, is:

    • Modify the aluminium chassis slightly, allowing yourself to solder / fix the DotStar LED directly above the LDR (light-dependent resistor) on the board.
    Good idea!

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    I guess in my defense, I figured for a quick prototype that it would be easier to dremel plastic instead of aluminum :P I definitely want it mounted to the board in some way for a permanent install though, so I will likely play around with this idea :)
     
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    No need for a defence, sir!

    Its a good idea.

    I just like the board to be all-as-one, to minimise the chances of pulled traces by those who come after us.

    You could even move the photosensor up or down slightly, or mount it vertically. This would allow you the room you need
     
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    Hi folks,

    i have a Trinket mini flying around. Work this board too?
     
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    this product? if so, no; this method is only compatible with boards that utilize the Atmel SAMD21 microcontroller.
     
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    lot of people have a modchip by now, but how many really have a switch modchip? :P

    wanted to make a small SAMD21 board for my own installs, but once I rounded the corners I knew I had to go with this design :D

    edit: went ahead and finished it all up tonight; maybe some small changes later but it should be good to go :)
     
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    im actually thinking you could design a nice little board with quick solder pads that slots perfectly just behind the usb port, I haven't checked all the points for 3v but I saw a few reading at 3.7 nearby, not sure what the tolerances are on the trinket or if you could simply drop the voltage down slightly on the board, but I could imagine something similar to the xenogc should be possible, something a little like this


    ok just looked at a couple of motherboards and seen the -10 revision has slightly different placements than -01so added a few more cutouts so it would work for both board revisions
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    huh, yeah, I hadn't considered just how many of the points for a basic autorcm install are clustered right there :O might have to think about that one after this project :)
     
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    alright, I really polished the hell out of this thing :wtf: now it's off to oshpark before I change my mind :P
     
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    @mattytrog absolutely kicking myself for not just dremeling the housing first; a fine bit can create a trench that gives the LED the headroom necessary to seat properly when mounted vertically on the motherboard :D additionally, one of the pins on the light sensor is on the 3.3V line, so now only the two input lines for the dotstar need to be run back to the trinket :)
     
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    Wooo!!! And if you do dremel the edge, the light sensor function won`t be impaired, as the dotstar is blocking the gap ;)
     
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    Does anyone know where to find pre-made chips / someone who could make one? are there any notable differences between the different chips?

    thanks
     
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    I have been using a SwitchMe for over a year and it has worked fine but a few weeks ago my switch went flat and now it won't charge. I'm using the old 4 wire method + the accidental rcm strap. If I plug the switch in to power the led on the chip lights up but trying to run off of battery does nothing and the switch won't boot in to rcm mode. Do you know why this might be?
     
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    Hi guys I've installed this mod but am having issues it's not loading payloads when it puts the switch into rcm mode I've attached a pic below #Mattytrog please help
     

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    Question relating to wire used, I've read the FAQ and seen the suggestions, can anyone comment if "30 Gauge Silicone Wire" is OK please? Specifically this stuff: B077GQQXRY on Amazon UK. (sorry can't post a link, forum thinks its spam)

    I know the OP mentioned getting Kynar covered, however I'm finding it difficult to source, and while I'm locked down I'd quite like to get the trinket in to my Switch.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Looking at the wire its

    Solid core would be my recommendation, much easier and cleaner to work with.
     
  20. Shadow_The_Hedgehog82

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    Has anyone had issue using 0.1mm magnet wire I've had my trinket installed in the newer configuration for quite a while but yesterday it just stopped working and I had to reinstall it, The wires were all still attached can they burn out and stop working or something?
     
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