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A project log for DOOM Badge

A Badge that plays DOOM and that's it, come on you know you want it

AVR (lordKiCAD)AVR (lordKiCAD) 12/06/2018 at 07:560 Comments

Started working on DOOM badge this week. I decided I want it to look kind of like a old school IBM PC, I also decided I wanted a bigass display so that it can be a big badge. Going with the raw LCD found on this Adafruit product: https://www.adafruit.com/product/2050 . The screen will be integrated into the badge yada yada.

So as for the design I was hoping to find some cool vector graphics already available of the old IBM PC, there weren't many to trace from, so I decided to take inspiration from all the art out there and draw my own from scratch. Since I'm an insane person and like doing things the hard way, I straight up sketched the design of the badge in KiCAD, essentially freehand, with some manual input to change line lengths and align things. The results are:

A crudely drawn 2D IBM style PC shaped PCB! For the first draft I don't think its too bad, I'm not much of a visual artist unless PCBs count haha. The screen is meant to go in the outline on the monitor bit, and all the supporting circuitry for the badge and batteries will be on the back. There is going to be a keyboard for playing the game and inputing cheats but it will be designed separately, based on an SX1509 IO expander so It can connect over I2C through the shitty addon interface. 

Quick 3D render: 

Expect more, soon, its a simple badge!

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