Anelok: fully dressed

Felix sucotronic at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 08:55:21 UTC 2015


That really looks lika a final production product! I wish I've some spare
time to help at least with the software part :(

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Werner Almesberger <werner at almesberger.net>
wrote:

> Fresh from the workshop: Anelok in a painted case. With the LED off:
>
>
> http://downloads.qi-hardware.com/people/werner/anelok/tmp/case-2015/case-2015-led-off.jpg
>
> and on:
>
>
> http://downloads.qi-hardware.com/people/werner/anelok/tmp/case-2015/case-2015-led-on.jpg
>
> Note that the transparent border is quite wide on the long sides of
> the case. This is because I tweaked this case for the 2014 PCB
> layout. With a 2015 board, the border is 0.5 mm narrower on each
> side.
>
> Since the LED currently just shines through a hole in the paint into
> the bezel (which is fairly thick at that point), there is a massive
> light leak on the side:
>
>
> http://downloads.qi-hardware.com/people/werner/anelok/tmp/case-2015/case-2015-led-light-leak.jpg
>
> Let's market this as a security feature :)
>
>
> Alas, it seems that the OLED didn't like all the abuse it had to
> endure (this board was before in the very tight 2014 case, which
> bent the FPC in very nasty ways) and developed a flaw:
>
>
> http://downloads.qi-hardware.com/people/werner/anelok/tmp/case-2015/case-2015-row-error.jpg
>
> It seems that two rows in the middle of the OLED somehow get
> averaged. The flaw maintains its position when scrolling, and also
> appears with content that does not contain the cursor, so this looks
> like a genuine hardware problem.
>
> - Werner
>
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Felix
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