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David Van Brink // Sun 2008.09.7 22:01 // {wbl weird blinking lights}

In Memory Of an early WBL

Specimen: a Lazer Tag target, circa 1987, manufactured by Worlds of Wonder, an early commercial WBL if ever there was one.

I’m doing a bit of dejunking and shedding, but wanted to give a moment’s silence for this one. LEDs and speaker and a tiny cpu, delicious. The LEDs would blink back and forth, a little faster each time you hit the target with the IR gun, until it blipped out, dead. Five or six hits, I think.

Some parts I see: LM567, the internets say it’s a tone decoder, probably for IR sensing. The two big black rectangles in the middle are the IR sensors. And I’m guessing the CPU is the TI MP1826N2; no idea what it is.

Me, I’m gutting it for the cool red dome and small speaker.

(From Wikipedia, WoW founder Don Kingsborough with gun and target)

oh, i dont know. what do you think?

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