COM8 Budget Frame Center Ankle Fix

Last week I helped Johnathan fix his COM8 Budget frame. Due to a misunderstanding of club measurements the frame had to be tweaked to allow the center ankle to recess into the body.

I’m sure a lot of people are going to be doing this, so I thought I’d share how Johnathan did his. The thinking behind keeping the hole as small as possible (vs matching the larger skirt opening) was to keep as much material and strength as possible in the lower “ring”.

We marked out where the ankle needed to go (and added a little wiggle room), and simply cut out the hole using jigsaw with a medium tooth blade. We finished off the edges with a file and Dremel. Johnathan later drilled some holes for the new additional ankle mounting plate.





Posted by Chris on August 29th, 2011 in General | Comments Off on COM8 Budget Frame Center Ankle Fix

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FS: Dome Logics/Electronics

Teeces has release a new set of dome electronics/logics, which now include PSI and HP lights.

As I did for the v2 logic boards, I’m going to offer my services to assemble the new v3 kits.  I will also have a few pre-assembled kits for sale or you can send me your kit to assemble.

Here’s a short video from John demoing the new kit

Full assembled v3 kit, including:

  • Assembled Front/Rear logics
  • Assembled PSI LED boards x2
  • Holo Projector LEDs x3
  • Cables
  • Joymonkey Bezels, screens and Diffusers
  • Arduino Mini Pro (pre-programmed)
  • 5V Regulator
  • Software loaded and thoroughly tested

Price $400

Assembly service $280 (you supply all the parts)

Optional at no charge:

  • Custom scrolling messages, with external triggers (interface to RF remote or switch)
  • Holo Projector LED on/off external trigger (interface to RF remote or switch)

Timeframe: Parts are on order, with shipping of first assembled kits in early October. $50 guarantees a spot.

Teeces unassembled kits available here from JoyMonkey

If you’re in the Bay Area, I’ll be hosting a free workshop in October to help builders assemble their kits.

Posted by Chris on August 17th, 2011 in Electronics | 2 Comments