[INTEREST CHECK] DIY Ming Mecca PCB Group Buy?

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[INTEREST CHECK] DIY Ming Mecca PCB Group Buy?

Post by gwash » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:23 pm

The Ming Mecca is a crazy video module from Special Stage Systems. It is basically a CV-controlled NES-ish console with cool features like platformer mechanics and collision detection. See their site for more details and demo videos of it in action:

http://www.specialstagesystems.com/system-overview/

I emailed them about it a few weeks ago to ask about DIY resources, and Jordan was nice enough to upload all of the DIY docs to their site:

http://www.specialstagesystems.com/diy/

I really want to make one of these things, and I'd be happy to organize a group buy if there are enough people interested in getting the PCBs (and maybe panels) for this. I'm figuring out the pricing right now for the PCBs at different board houses. I'll update the thread once I have numbers for it. Please post in thread if you'd be interested!


NOTE: I emailed Jordan at specialstagesystems before posting this thread, he asked that I mention that this is an advanced build with no step-by-step documentation or official support.

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Post by yan6 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:09 pm

Looks very interesting, I'm watching to see where this goes

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Post by shabax » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:32 pm

+1
This idea is the kind of shit I live for.

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Post by abelovesfun » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:43 am

Yes please. I am 5U and I assume you are planning euro panels so just PCBs for me please, that said, I think I could be down for 2-3 sets.
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Post by 4floorsofwhores » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:46 am

Nice project. I'd be up for two pcbs
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Post by sixty_n » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:13 am

I'd be up for 1 x world core, 1 x control core boards and probably panels too. The comment on engadget about it being the 'most useless sh*t I've ever seen' swayed me

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Post by ZibraZibraZibra » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:23 am

YES. 2 pcb's pleasee

I bought a parallax propeller a few months ago but it stopped there. Being used to arduino I didn't find much useful things in parallax and I didn't really know what to do. Even just bread boarding this thing.

Cus most of it is in that chip and pots and jacks.......

I flipping hope this happens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Maco » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:12 am

Interested Also

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Post by jbartee » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:06 pm

hey guys! very excited to see this happen. As mentioned in the OP we're not offering "official" support, but I'm monitoring this thread and will be around to answer questions should they arise. also, i finally have a reason to throw together a Ming Mecca pirate flag.

:party: :party: :party: :party:


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Post by n167tx » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:44 pm

I am completley IN
This idea is the kind of shit I live for aswell.

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Post by thorncore » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:46 am

great project...thanks for sharing

def up for 1 of each :tu:

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Post by c0rpse » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:02 pm

One of each for me! Already picked up a propeller with intentions of messing with this.

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Post by loderbast » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:36 pm

might be in for one of each. i will watch the thread.
if only this would output pal..

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Post by Starspawn » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:59 pm

Also interested, watching this space

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Post by ZibraZibraZibra » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:05 am

*excited*. any news?
:O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O

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Post by spneca » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:21 am

I am in, but only if both PCBs and Panels are available.

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Post by crsynths » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:57 am

wow. definitely in.

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Post by magneticstripper » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:41 am

1 of both sets, please.

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Post by midirobot » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:38 pm

yo,nice!
i am in for 1 set sure,and maybe a second depend of the price.

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Post by ilya.n » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:37 pm

Closely watching this thread. Most probably will be up to one panel/pcb set.

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Post by windspirit » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:20 am

Wow, Im in for 1 PCB + panel.

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Post by MacSynth » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:23 pm

Depending on pricing, I would be in for one PCB&Panel each (World- & Controlcore).

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Post by Paul Aner » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:45 pm

This looks really cool.. I can't commit to buying one, but I'm interested to know how much it will end up costing

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Post by Jaytee » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:36 am

Definitely interested.

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Post by shabax » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:06 am

Hey there! Any updates on this project?
Got the DIY files on my end but if somebody wants to go with the PCB run, it would be better for me.

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