DIY Tron Identity Disc – Designing the Electronics

DIY Tron Identity Disc – Designing the Electronics

Following on from the mechanical design on my Tron Identity disc I jumped straight into designing the electronics to go inside. Check out how I did it!

Tron Identity Disc

Tron Identity Disc

I had the crazy idea to try and design a Tron Identity disc. Follow along below to see how I did it and some of the decisions and processes I made along the way. Background Tron is a science fiction franchise created by Steven Lisberger. 

Discrete Logic Clock Update

Discrete Logic Clock Update

My digital clock is finished, and here’s what it looks like.

Discrete Logic Clock

Discrete Logic Clock

Most digital clocks these days are made from microcontrollers, but I wanted an added challenge to use it using only logic chips trying to focus on using the TTL (74xx series) integrated circuits. So, my plan was to design and build a discrete logic clock 

LAUNCH

LAUNCH

We launched our balloon and this is what happened on our journey. And here is how most of the journey went down.

Project Update

Project Update

The clock is counting down and here is what we have completed and we still need to do before we can launch this balloon.

Rocket Launch

Rocket Launch

In preparation for our final launch, we built a test rocket with prototypes on-board. This allowed us to test everything and find out what will work, what won’t, what should have worked and what we need to change and fix before the final deadline.

YICTE

YICTE

YICTE – Young ICT Explorers. YICTE is a competition run all around Australia getting students who love ICT and anything in general apply their knowledge and abilities to solve real world issues.

PCB Design

We decided to make this project extra special by design almost everything from scratch, this includes the circuit board.

Rudder Design

We wanted to make our balloon payload steerable. this was going to be achieved with a rudder, and here are some details on how we were going to achieve it.