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PCB, Production -

The Bad News Unfortunately, it's true - the Zero KO board must be delayed and all current pre-orders cancelled / refunded. The release date is now unknown. To understand how this happened, please read on. It was quite the process to figure out. Otherwise, if you have pre-ordered I will be direct messaging you for refund details. If you did not receive my message, please reach out to me directly either by email or discord. So What Happened? For those of you who saw the demo of all the features on our Twitch stream, it's clear that all the software works...

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Design, PCB, Production -

With 2022 upon us, setting out for new goals and resolutions is a common theme. Going to the gym more, learning to play an instrument, getting to be a Tekken God Prime player... we have some goals too and would like to share! Arcade Controller Boards It's no secret that for the past year we have been doing a bunch of R&D on competing products that enter the fray of Brook and ISTMall boards. The Double KO, the "every-single-console" board, has been our target for a while now. Since kicking off the project in January of 2021, we have learned a...

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Design, SOCD -

This article goes through the design steps to get a logic circuit design in place for a basic SOCD cleaner.

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PCB, Production -

Ever wonder how our PCB assembly works behind the scenes? Well, in this article, we explain our current PCB assembly process and how we got here!    Hand Soldering Woes Our Hand Soldering Setup If you've ever tried your hand at soldering thru hole components on an unpopulated PCB, it might have been a rough first experience. Even though this class of electronic components are easily held in place since the leads enter one side of the PCB and exit the other, if it's your first time, you may have a lot of questions. What temperature should I use? How...

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Cables, Connectors -

This article aims to explain when people say "it's a JST connector", specifically related to video game hardware / electronics. We'll go over common models you will encounter on your modding journey, their pin spacing, and identify some products that use them.

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