I asked, and the coordinators have launched the RTN_TI group. So, if you have a BBS with gateway capability, you can add this group. This group is very similar to the TI-ECHO group in the 90's that disappeared.
Nice I'll add that to my retronet instance... Thanks for asking them. I posted in the general chat before about TI... But a dedicated area will be nice!
Here's my question for the more electronically-minded folks- is it easy to replace the LED in the console? I'm thinking all you do is desolder the old one and put the new one in its place.
I have a bunch of 5 mm LEDs from a project of my daughter that are 20ma, 3V-3.2V according to the package. Will these work?
If it is "that easy" I'll need to find someone with a soldering iron.
Yes, just make sure you get the polarity correct. At the bottom of the plastic part of the LED there is a flat. This corresponds to the the Cathode (-) lead. Make sure you place this in the same orientation as the current LED.
If you can't find a flat on the LED, you can also look inside the LED. One leg looks like a post (+) and the negative side is much bigger. You can match to the current LED.
Also, I have an extra wire soldered onto the main board. I don't see it in other pictures of the NanoPEB. It looks to be passing a Ground connection from ^7 on the 74HC000 to the console connector. Should it be there ?