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Stepmania Controller

Written by Tim on 2013-05-25 23:50 UTC

This was a simple arcade controller I made with the laser cutter, an Atmega 32u4 board, and some arcade buttons. Another simple project. It worked pretty well for quite some time, but I just plugged it into my Windows 10 computer and I got a lovely BSOD, so I might want to revisit this one in the near future. Maybe give it the IIDX treatment.


Moving tT from Provo to Orem

Written by Tim on 2012-11-30 03:46 UTC

In late 2012, we moved the Transistor from Provo to Orem. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Here are some pictures from this time, including of the weird cat statue we glued to the ceiling before we left.


LED Cube

Written by Tim on 2011-11-01 18:54 UTC

This is an LED cube I made from a minimalist arduino, some resistors, and a bunch of LEDs back in 2011. Not much to it really, and a couple of the LEDs are out at the moment. Not sure why. *shrug*


The Night We Flooded tT Provo

Written by Tim on 2010-08-18 02:30 UTC

On July 23, 2010 we installed a shiny new counter and sink in the attic of the Startup Building in Provo, where the Transistor was located. Good times were had by all, until Tuesday August 17. Around 6:30 PM I received a call drom d3c4f, who informed me that apparently the whole building was flooding, and the source was the sink we had installed and used happily for almost a month.


Animatronic R2-D2

Written by Tim on 2010-04-02 22:00 UTC

This is a project from the old Transistor days. It never got a blog post, but it should have, so now it will. My Friend Wharff had an R2-D2 USB hub that made a long series of beeps when a button was pressed. He wanted to learn about electronics, and asked for my help in making the top of R2's head to move about with blinking LEDs when the button was pressed, in addition to the sound it makes.


Minimalist Arduino - Original Blog Recreated

Written by Tim on 2010-02-02 21:33 UTC

This is another blog post from the early tT days I wanted to preserve for posterity. We were selling kits of the bare-minimum components to make an arduino board. I'm leaving all the links in this one to the wayback machine because I'm lazy. Even without the links working you ought to be able to make one of these given the fairly generic parts list.