(Ed note: We're going to use some selective renaming of certain trademarks within this post, I think we all know why.)
Everyone loves blinkenlights. I'm a huge fan, and will often spend a lazy Sunday just soldering up some pixels as a way to pass the time. Some people who know me might say I like blinkenlights very much. Perhaps too much.
How much is too much? Is 1.21 jigawatts of raw LED power too much? Okay, maybe. How about 28 SMD LEDs, beautifully laid out in a way that bears no resemblance to the registered trademark of anything that sounds likecrux ambassador...
That's a perfect amount of blinkenlights, even Universal's lawyers would have to agree, despite probably having something to say about the board artwork...
In what we can only imagine will be a very limited run, this first revision of flux condenser PCB boards are simply stunning. Realized in matte black solder resist, bright white silk screen, and artistically exposed ENIG gold, these boards look gorgeous even without any components on them!
Powered by a Microchip ATtiny44A, this board thankfully has a much lower power requirement than the silkscreen indicates, and skips along, sipping power from the CR2032 battery, slipped into the rear mounted coin cell holder.
With the programming pins neatly arranged above the row of perfectly placed resistor packs, we can see that from placement to artwork, this board has been preened and looks, to us, just perfect the way it is- lawyers be damned!
If you want to be in with a chance of picking one of these up for yourself (I know I'd go for one in blue phosphor LED!), your best bet is to follow Hojadurdy Durdygylyjov on Twitter, and keep an eye out for that next, slightly less legally inflammatory revision.