Went down to fire up old Faithful this morning, and she gasped and then let out some of her magic smoke 🙁 .
I quickly jumped to her aid, almost attempting mouth to mouth…. but sadly I think we have lost her…. Fear not though, her heart (main control box) is being sent to the fine people over at PROBOTIX for surgery. I hope she returns soon! Take care of her Len!!
Its hard to see, but if you look at the array of chips in the middle of the board, you will see some tiny pin holes… this is where the magic smoke escaped from.
So I guess in the meantime, we will move onto some electronics work. I am going to start with a project using an arduino board and lets see if we cant get some sound going and being triggered by an rc remote!