Stolen And Smashed
This is my circuit – smashed by thieves.
One night some punks broke into my car, drove it to Dandenong and attempted to rip out the display from my dashboard.
However, let me explain how it works anyway. The front display has the 6x displays of 10 LEDs, and this would then connect to 2 analogue VU meters. These meters would plug into my stereo, and similar to the audio graph/display on a stereo that shows volume, these meters would output the visuals to my LED display bars. I used 2 separate VU movement because the center display was at full strength, while the outside displays we set to half level, to give the same visual treatment as the original KITT display.
I throughly enjoy creating PCBs, and while this board was damaged by vandals, it reminds me of this smily face layout that I designed on a Pong Video Game PCB.