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by novacustard
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Hacking the Code-a-pillar?
Replies: 21
Views: 15263

Re: Hacking the Code-a-pillar?

If none of the segments functions correctly I would suspect the fault lies with the head unit.
Has it been dropped?
Have you tried new fresh batteries?
Have you tried taking the batteries out and reinserting them?
If none of these things is causing the fault it is probably a faulty pilla.
by novacustard
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Hacking the Code-a-pillar?
Replies: 21
Views: 15263

Re: Hacking the Code-a-pillar?

Great work - you've already got way further than me. I've also had a look at one of the rail innards and came to much the same conclusion. Would love to know what's under the black resin.
by novacustard
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Hacking the Code-a-pillar?
Replies: 21
Views: 15263

Re: Hacking the Code-a-pillar?

I intend (unless someone else gets there first) to split out a USB cable and see if it is wired as a USB. At the very least, to see what volts and power are on which pins. I would have thought they would conform to USB standards so as to prevent damage when the average product user plugs a USB lead ...
by novacustard
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Hacking the Code-a-pillar?
Replies: 21
Views: 15263

Re: Hacking the Code-a-pillar?

Hi. We have just got one of these for my 4 y/o, and I am quite interested in hacking it. It uses a standard USB port, but I don't know if it's wired as a USB port or as a proprietary world device. Logically I can see that the codeapillar head reads a module identifying value from each connected modu...

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