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tinyCylon Kit

The original Cylons are from TV's Battlestar Galactica. They are humanoid robots with a scanning red visor where their eyes should be.

This is a tinyCylon because it's, well, tiny and because it is based on Atmel's ATtiny family of microcontrollers. My tinyCylon is a small, electronic device which simulates the red scanner. Add some chrome and you're halfway there!

Where some people look at my little invention and see a Cylon, other people see KITT's scanner from TV's Knight Rider. I guess a lot depends on how old you were when these TV shows were first aired.

tinyCylon Kit Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

2 Soldering

Skill Level: Rookie - The number of pins increases, and you will have to determine polarity of components and some of the components might be a bit trickier or close together. You might need solder wick or flux.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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