Unfortunate News! Doom and Gloom (Mostly delays and probably a typo)

Let’s be short about this: Bad Things happened.

The DigiBadge Minis came with the ATMega328 chip on them, instead of the ATMega328P. Despite several hours of working with them (And one board being sacrificed), I could not manage to get the chips to load bootloaders.

This means I won’t have the DigiBadges for this weekend. This, combined with a number of other things – Myself being sick at the moment one of them – means I won’t be vending at Nightmare Nights this weekend. I will, however, still be in attendance. There’s too much non-refundable money spent to not go.

I have also cancelled the scheduled appearance at RetroGameCon in November. Due to the very short timeframe between the two conventions, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get enough finished before the event, and wanted to err on the safe side.

On the plus side! It looks like I will be able to fix these. Unlike the V3s, this is the only issue with them, so a hot air rework station plus a lot of patience and some of the 328P chips (Of which I have a bunch) I should be able to fix them, or at least most. It depends on how well I can solder.

I’ll keep everyone updated as things happen. For now, though, I need my sleep. Being sick just sucks, and I’d certainly like to be “better” by the weekend.



Andon started a company called Matchfire Electronics after creating a digital Color Communication Badge. A while later, he discovered that there was a bigger, older company with the Matchfire name, so the company was re-named Phoenixborn Technologies. And now we're at the present, without missing any details at all.

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