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Hello everybody,
i love to play the Catan Board game when i was a child and still love it today. So i decidet to create a digital AND 3D printed version. Im not able to create good looking 3D models so i picked them from thingiverse.comThanks here to Dakanzla how createt wounderfull tiles. (

Okay the tiles are downloaded and ready to print. Next i startet thinking about what did i want realy.

1. Ambient light (Vulcano with fire)
2. Dynamic Board like the Original
3. Individual Player Color

To do this i startet to create the first Version form the tiles with EAGLE. I googled some thinks and had another great idea that it would be great illumnate the numbers when thay are rolled. 
So i added a mfs522 RFID modul and put the circuit from the Keys in my numbers. Then i startet to order the PCB from

They arrived and it wasnt possible to solder the pin header. I started the first quik and dirty programs to test the other funktions. 

  • Exam Break

    Skorpion-3103/17/2020 at 07:56 0 comments

    School is going crazy, the Corona-Virus pandemic closed all Schools. So i need to learn the stuff after work to write the exam in may. So the Project is haltet until all exam are finished.

    Wish me luck people i doing by best to bring this awesome project to an end


  • Version 1.3 still working on it

    Skorpion-3102/09/2020 at 22:36 0 comments

    Hello everybody,

    it's late so i'll make it short. First of all the project is not dead i'm still working on it.

    So Version 1.3 is working and the Software looking good. I have written the functions to use all components on the pcb. After that i tried to bring all functions in logical order to talk to the PCB.  In some days i build a second prototype to test the communication betwen the pcb. If everything is working fine i start desinging and building the pcb for the master controller tile.

    Wish me luck that everything works fine

  • Time do do some code work

    Skorpion-3109/18/2019 at 07:16 0 comments

    Befor i build the next PCB i startet testing all components and if they are working together as planed. I added an Port extander for controlling the corners were the player settlements and citys were placed. I need to reinvent the players street detection my current solution doesn't work. I changed the pin configuration. For example i started Using the ACD 6 and or 7 on the Atmega328 chip to get a full IO-Port. 

    Last thing i need to do, stop the RFID modul so it wont need current when not used. Maybe i can change the Output pins to input or something else. 

    After that ther will be a new final PCB Version, maybe i create a second new with support on standard parts like arduino nano so beginners can solder the boards by themself.

    See you later...

  • Revision 1.2 solving some Problems

    Skorpion-3107/08/2019 at 13:14 0 comments

    After some fails i started creating a second and current Version of the PCB, but i need to do some Changes again a third one will appear, i used normal pin holes (better than castelated one) and calculated the position and distance for streets and Citys. I paneliced this pcbs to get some more for my money. 

    this is the Schematic from the current Version in EAGLE.

    Some Citys

    And the Streets

    I think it looks beautiful

    All player Colors on the Streets

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