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 Posted: Tue Oct 11th, 2016 04:32 am
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Si.



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Hi Guys

Thanks for your interest in the project !
What project ?
Erm ... well ... it's 'under development'
EXPERIMENTAL !
It will happen...
... s l o w l y . . .


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" Time was I could walk along Edgeware Rd, find what I wanted at bargain price & UNDERSTAND HOW IT WORKED "

Hi Michael

The store selling the cheap 10LB sledge-hammers is demolished & the new place sells Faberge-eggs, behind bullet-proof glass !
Times have changed.

:moose:


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" Keep going on this Si.
Sounds like an interesting project
Herb, who in general hates 'noise' "

Hi Herb

I'll try my best !
It could be an interesting project I think.
Herb, I hate 'noise' as well.
>> THE REPLICANT << aims to be 'harmonious' & 'unobtrusive'.
Think ' a t m o s p h e r e ' rather than 'SPECIAL EFFECTS' !!

:moose:


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" It requires WAY more hand-on work to make out-of-the-box things function these days. That's a simple fact.
Now, you need to program stuff, connect them to things they really don't need to be connected to "

Hi Lee

I couldn't agree more.
Things should be accessible, self contained & as easy to set up as possible.
>> THE REPLICANT << will try never to stray from these principles.

:moose:


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" The main selling point is that it is easy to connect."

Hi Bob

Thanks for your link to the sound product.
I have looked at it & saved it for reference.

>> THE REPLICANT << is going to attempt to extract the maximum from cheap & simple components.
The board looks incredibly difficult to connect & costs 10x more than an MP3 player.
It also looks difficult to operate, as there are no controls, screen or regular sockets fitted to it.
I suspect, that without considerable care & experience, the $20 board would easily be TOAST !
The advanced electronics on this board, have already been 'encapsulated' as a cheap & accessible product; in the MP3 player.
The KISS principle is No.1 at >> THE REPLICANT << Corporation.

:moose:


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" Holy cow! I looked at the device and read the description and I ain't got a clue as to what all this means! "

Howdy Woodie

Don't worry, the MP3 player is about 1000x easier to understand !

If you can fit Radio-Control to a loco...
...with all that WIRING ! batteries, chargers, transmitters, receivers, antennas, motors etc. etc.
>> THE REPLICANT << will hopefully be a 'walk in the park' compared to all that 'wireless' R.C. spaghetti !!

:moose:


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" They put it all in code so that some people can be smug about being able to understand it "

Hi again Herbie

>> THE REPLICANT << won't 'speak in tongues'
No secret codes & language.
Just plain, simple, cheap, good ol' fashioned, workshop tinkering !
We like THAT !

:moose:


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More soon . . .

Si.



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