Old 27th June 2005, 18:52   #1
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BreadBoard Skin

The idea of this skin is going to be plugging various circuits and devices into the breadboards of each window. I was inspired in an ECE class I had to take last semester. I want other devices plugged in too, not just integrated circuits and such. For instance, I'm planning test tubes for the equalizer bars (or equaliser ). The problem will be the text areas.

I realize it's still really primative, but any suggestions, comments, etc?
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Old 27th June 2005, 19:45   #2
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Neat concept. Develop it well and it could be a really interesting skin.

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Old 28th June 2005, 06:30   #3
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I had thought about doing something along these lines along time ago...but, damn much better implementation here. Good Job so far...continue please.

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Numbers: If its possible you should see if you can get the numbers to light up in the black squares (peg holes) that are on the breadboard. Rather than use the whole space.

Textual: a long EPROMM for the text display area

Vis: LED Readout

Mon/Stereo: Red Lights (Standup Leds)

Volume/Bal: Possible a slide Toggle?

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Old 29th June 2005, 18:37   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. Slight update -- the brown is supposed to be wood
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Old 2nd July 2005, 18:06   #5
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Another update
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Old 3rd July 2005, 19:27   #6
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did they use wood...i can't recall. heh

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Old 10th July 2005, 18:41   #7
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Yeah, good point. I was going to try something different, but it wasn't cooperating. Here's a slightly new direction
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Old 10th July 2005, 21:06   #8
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I really like this skin...and I really like your creativity...that's the main reason, also you're pretty good at graphics...
did you discard the wood idea? It looked like wood for me :P anyway I like the skin so far.
what are you going to do with the scrolling text?
good work so far...
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Old 13th July 2005, 07:47   #9
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Thanks for the comments, people. Someone please let me know if I'm headed in the wrong direction, or if there are suggestions for components

edit: whoops, wrong pic
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Old 14th July 2005, 00:08   #10
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Old 14th July 2005, 01:37   #11
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The song title area is awesome.
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Old 14th July 2005, 06:15   #12
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I love how you worked in the kbps/whatever that other one is areas.

I still don't know anything about the subject of the skin, but it looks great. Yay.

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Old 15th July 2005, 04:39   #13
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sublime...nice good exellent...i like it...is it suposed to be a circuit? what does breadboard mean? anyway I agree with all of them i love your work dude go on...
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Old 15th July 2005, 17:53   #14
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Very nice so far. I really like that you've come up with something that looks so different from existing circuit skins, which so far have looked largely the same.


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Old 19th July 2005, 07:47   #15
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Here's an update. A breadboard is used mainly in electrical engineering -- it allows you to hook up a circuit without having to solder anything (it's the white plastic board with the black base). You just stick wires into the holes of the breadboard, and the holes are connected inside the board. I got to use them in a class last semester, and I thought it might make a decent skin. There is also some random EE crap thrown into the skin, so it kinda has a circuit theme in general.
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Old 19th July 2005, 20:19   #16
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Thanks JJP...Now I can see it clearer anyway i understand nothing about circuits :S...
the skin looks terrific go on like this...
BTW nice avatar
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Old 20th July 2005, 01:03   #17
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interesting, the skin looks really terrific
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Old 25th July 2005, 06:43   #18
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Newest pic. Lots of button busywork ahead of me. I want to do cursors, but I don't know if I will have the patience
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Old 25th July 2005, 06:52   #19
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Looks good.


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I Agree with luigi, it looks great ... go on like this...i wonder what will you do sith the library and the video window...
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Old 12th August 2005, 03:20   #21
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BreadBoard

Whoops, lost the original thread. I have posted an unfinished version of my bread board skin onto DeviantArt:

http://www.deviantart.com/view/21644591/

Say anything you want to (good or bad) about it, although I can't promise that I will make any major or minor changes. School is about to start, and free time will probably be scarce.

Suggestions for a name are welcome too
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Old 12th August 2005, 04:32   #22
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Quote:
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Whoops, lost the original thread.
Found it for you, just down the page a bit:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....hreadid=220030

You think I should've put this in the 2nd thread?
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Whoops, lost the original thread.
Found it for you, just down the page a bit:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....hreadid=220030

Yes, I did find the right thread this time.
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Old 12th August 2005, 11:25   #25
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Re: BreadBoard

Quote:
Originally posted by jjpotter
. . I have posted an unfinished version of my bread board skin onto DeviantArt:

http://www.deviantart.com/view/21644591/

. . .
Nice job!

very good all round . . except. . The library looks a bit dull alongside the rest of the windows. Dropping some colour into the buttons and title headers could help. (or maybe you haven't finished this part yet??)
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Old 17th August 2005, 08:11   #26
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Thanks for the comments and stuff. I kinda ran out of time to make serious modifications ... I can improve it later. Anyway, I have posted it on 1001WS.
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