Very happy about this.
@ancientjames This is just amazing. I am assuming that the lower brick is your work. Eager to see more!
I can't even imagine soldering components that small, let alone drilling a microscopic hole in a microscopic pad to pass a microscopic wire! 😯 Nice job!
@ancientjames I do this professionally and am plenty impressed at drilling 0.3mm holes for a kludge. The result is beautiful.
@ancientjames I love a satisfying pcb save with a righteous board mod. I'm the person who drills and mills mods on our automated test boards at work and it's a superhero feeling to make a $20k board start functioning.
(TIL when you lay out a big board do a soldermask cutout and put copper numbers on each layer so you can hold it up to a light and see if the Fab house stack up matches what you designed as sometimes they swap for impedance matching and that's a big hassle for hitting midlayers)
@ancientjames if you ever found away to mass produce these I would buy a half dozen they are amazing!
@ancientjames Can it play Doom?
(I'm just joking, of course.) This is so freakin' cool, and it's awesome to see the making-of. Fantastic work!
@ancientjames this is the kind of stuff that if someone asked me if it was possible I'd tell them no. Awesome work.
@ancientjames 🤩 That's absolutely awsome! Great idea and perfectly executed. 💯
And now the question that probably everybody is having on their mind: What display is that and where to get it?
@hacked_works Thank you! It uses this display: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001676905300.html - I use a bunch of them in a keyboard that apparently I haven't been posting about on Mastodon
@hacked_works It's worth noting that it's a better display than that video makes it look - I deliberately drop the resolution to make it match the original Lego brick.
@ancientjames I didn't know what to expect when I launched this video, but amazing result ! You have brilliantly solved the weakness of the Lego control screens 😄
@ancientjames Here's hoping Lego's insane trademark/design patent/whatever enforcement team doesn't start coming after you...
@ancientjames That's awesome but i don't think it's allowed to use the LEGO logo, which can be clearly seen at the end of the video.
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