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Wismec Reuleaux RX200S Blank Screen Fix

Wismec Reuleaux RX200S Blank Screen Fix

A reader sent his RX200S to me hoping I could fix the blank screen issue.

Hooked up to PC where the firmware tool successfully detected the device. Went ahead and updated the firmware to V4.13. This let me know there wasn’t a processor issue.

I disassembled and checked connections. The ribbon cable seemed loose.

Used a heat gun to reflow the ribbon solderings. Got info on the display but it was very dim. The issue still persisted but the ribbon cable definitely needed this because it was separating from the solder.

After poking around at the surface mounted resistors near the ribbon traces I found that bridging two of the resistors the screen came to life. My untested assumption is that one of the resistors went bad and bridging them brought the screen back to life.

Reassembled and tested again. The resistance of the coil reads the same on 2 devices and the wattage to run the coil is equal between the 2 devices. Good to go.

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MickRed is back!

Woo! The site is back up after a server crash and a lengthy data recovery. Still in the progress of a redesign but hey it’s progress. Hopefully we’ll be podcasting about We’re Alive Gold Rush soon!!

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Gold Rush and other We’re Alive Updates

This is just a brief sharing of information. We just recorded an episode with Kc Wayland Tuesday night chuck full of info. That episode will be put out next week.

This is a partial update to Gold Rush – What we do and don’t know.

  • Gold Rush
    • Gold Rush will have a western feel
    • Occurs in “Berg” outside Irwin somewhere
    • 4 soldiers
    • Lots of exploring
    • Lots of comedy
    • Characters will include Muldoon (Shaun Lewin), Puck (Brett Newton) & Robbins (Tony Rey) for sure (expect comedy) AND BURT!!! (Scott Marvin)
    • According to Tony Rey when asked, does this reflect Kc’s time in service, Tony replied I hope not
    • To release sometime this fall
  1. Patreon – Wayland productions is going to be supported through Patreon instead of other crowdfunding options.
  2. We’re Alive Archive – Replacing Apartment 2C We’re Alive Archive is a Director’s commentary providing and behind the scenes with a window into the making of We’re Alive.
  3. Script Book – Creating a limited special edition series of the scripts in print and digital format.
  4. Family Book – A book about the families with the backstory to Angel and Scratch.
  5. Theater for the Mind – A new podcast series is coming that will feature an anthology of audio theater stories and experiments. One of which is the Improv Audio Theater in number 6. Think Twilight Zone.
  6. IA(Improv Audio) Theater – Part of the Theater for the Mind series, featuring improvisational audio drama fully sound designed and produced.
  7. Special pin series – A limited edition pin series is being made with the first one commemorating our 8th birthday. Limited as in once they’re gone they’re gone. Each pin will have a sequential number on the back, making each one unique. Pre-orders start June 1st.
  8. We’re Alive: Scout’s Honor – The next series after Goldrush. The story takes place on the island of Catalina off the shores of California, where a group of scouts must work together to get off the island.

 

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The Bronzeville Numbers Unbreakable? Part 3 Geographic

Josh Olson says his numbers code is unbreakable. Do you like puzzles? If so have fun and contact us to tell us what you find. Maybe in sheer numbers we can brute force the answer.

Could it be a shape reference?

Here’s the numbers again.

  • 6 42 63 42 52 72 2 11 75 27 7 37 4 48 58 7 27 8 45 51 2 12 22 7 18

Graphing the Numbers (Fail)

It’s a sailboat? Unless there’s a shape in there, I’m not seeing on the right this is a fail.

(6,42)(63,42)(52,72)(2,11)(75,27)(7,37)(4,48)(58,7)(27,8)(45,51)(2,12)(22,7)

 

Could it be map data or location data?

Geographic Locations

I know it was said that the numbers don’t point to crypto buuuuuuut. I used http://www.dcode.fr/lspk90-cw-leet-speak-90-degrees-clockwise (Location?)

6 /|”=>’3N 6W /|”=>’3N 5N 7N N 11 75 N7 7 W7 /|”=>’3 /|”=>’38 58 7 N7 8 /|”=>’35 51 N 1N NN 7 18

  • 6,42,63,42,52,72,2,11 to 42.634252, -72.211 Athol, Massachusetts
  • 37,4,48,58,7,27,8 to 37.448, -58.7278 Atlantic Ocean (fail)

Locations in Bronzeville story?

Couldn’t find any correlation.

 

Be sure to check out the Bronzeville FAQ

 

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The Bronzeville Numbers Unbreakable? Part 2 Music

Josh Olson says his numbers code is unbreakable. Do you like puzzles? If so have fun and contact us to tell us what you find. Maybe in sheer numbers we can brute force the answer.

Could it be a music reference?

Attempts at translating numbers to musical notes failed? Maybe you hear something I don’t. My hearing has gone down hill….. guns & explosions will do that.

  • 6 42 63 42 52 72 2 11 75 27 7 37 4 48 58 7 27 8 45 51 2 12 22 7 18

How it was done

I took the numbers and using c# output them into 2 different ways to generate frequencies to output as tones. First method was simply multiplying each number by 100 to get the frequency in playable range. The second method was converting each number to binary then getting the sum of the ones within each binary number, a method found to be used for storing music information.

Numbers to Music-Ish With Code

Part 1 of The Numbers

Be sure to check out the Bronzeville FAQ

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The Bronzeville Numbers Unbreakable? Part 1

Josh Olson says his numbers code is unbreakable. Do you like puzzles, sudoku? If so have fun and contact us to tell us what you find. Maybe in sheer numbers we can brute force the answer.

What has been said

  • Said that it is not based on crypto
  • Told to throw out all crypto knowledge
  • Number crunching – Wrong direction
  • Said to be unbreakable due to (interpretation) it being random
  • Does not appear to be letter substitution
  • Josh Olson does not have a math background

Winning Numbers By Episode

Episode Who 1st Number 2nd Number 3rd Number
Ep 1 Announced 6 42 63
Ep 2 Announced 42 52 72
Ep 3 Announced 2 11 75
Ep 4 Announced 27
Ep 5 Announced 7 37
Ep 6 Announced 4 48 58
Ep 7 Announced 7 27
Ep 8 Announced 8 45 51
Ep 9 Announced 2 12 22
Ep 10 Announced 7  18

The Numbers

  • 6 42 63 42 52 72 2 11 75 27 7 37 4 48 58 7 27 8 45 51 2 12 22 7 18
  • 6,42,63,42,52,72,2,11,75,27,7,37,4,48,58,7,27,8,45,51,2,12,22,7,18
  • Reverse 81,7,22,21,2,15,54,8,72,7,85,84,4,73,7,72,57,11,2,27,25,24,36,24,6
  • 25 numbers
  • Total 745
  • Mean 29.8
  • Median 27
  • Sample Standard Deviation 23.52
  • Episode Numbers in Sequence – 1,6,42,63,2,42,52,72,3,2,11,75,4,27,5,7,37,6,4,48,58,7,7,27,8,8,45,51,9,2,12,22,10,7,18

Attempted Some Standard Crypto Cracking 

 

Answer in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The answer is 42

 

Be sure to check out the Bronzeville FAQ

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Ep 12: Bronzeville Historian Michael Theobald

Welcome to episode 12 of the Bronzeville FanCast where we interview the Bronzeville Historian Michael Theobald. You’re hosts this week are MrRedBeard and Witch Doctor.

Michael Theobald’s podcast Giant Meteor – http://giantmeteor.com/

Giant Meteor on iTunes

@GiantMeteor on Twitter

If you enjoy our show leave us a review on iTunes!

Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

RSS Feed for the Bronzeville FanCast – http://www.mickred.com/category/bronzeville/feed/

Bronzeville FanCast on iTunes 

What did you hear? Tell us on twitter!

Check back here for episodes, articles and hopefully interviews

Music Credits:

Excerpt of Louis Armstrong’s cover of Old Man Mose which is Public Domain which was remixed

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Ep 11: Bronzeville Episode 10 S1 Finale Coverage with Writer Josh Olson

Welcome to episode 11 of the Bronzeville FanCast covering episode 10 of the Bronzeville Series. You’re hosts this week are MrRedBeard, Witch Doctor and Mick. This week we have Academy Award Nominated writer Josh Olson on the show to help break down the Season 1 finale!!

 

 

If you enjoy our show leave us a review on iTunes!

Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

RSS Feed for the Bronzeville FanCast – http://www.mickred.com/category/bronzeville/feed/

Bronzeville FanCast on iTunes 

What did you hear? Tell us on twitter!

Check back here for episodes, articles and hopefully interviews

Music Credits:

Excerpt of Louis Armstrong’s cover of Old Man Mose which is Public Domain which was remixed

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Ep 10: Bronzeville Episode 9 Coverage

Is Zeke the Bronzeville insider that BlackJack talked to on the phone?

Welcome to episode 10 of the Bronzeville FanCast covering episode 9 of the Bronzeville Series. You’re hosts this week are MrRedBeard and Witch Doctor. We are covering every new release of Bronzeville.

Josh Olson says we’re not even close on the Numbers.

Song – Barbershop Quartet – “I ain’t got no pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters” …. Money  –   NAPPY ROOTS!! Reference? 

 

This episode is dedicated in memory of Andrew Badgett – Rest in peace buddy

In memory of Andrew Badgett

If you enjoy our show leave us a review on iTunes!

Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

RSS Feed for the Bronzeville FanCast – http://www.mickred.com/category/bronzeville/feed/

Bronzeville FanCast on iTunes 

What did you hear? Tell us on twitter!

Check back here for episodes, articles and hopefully interviews

Music Credits:

Excerpt of Louis Armstrong’s cover of Old Man Mose which is Public Domain which was remixed

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Ep 9: Bronzeville Episode 8 Coverage

Welcome to episode 9 of the Bronzeville FanCast covering episode 8 of the Bronzeville Series. You’re hosts this week are MrRedBeard, Witch Doctor and MickGinger. We are covering every new release of Bronzeville.

We also cover Bronzeville writer Josh Olson’s “ask me anything” session that was on instagram live last week.

https://play.google.com/music/m/Twpgbhenvz73x42kd3ohineaxny?t=Pope_-_Prince

If you enjoy our show leave us a review on iTunes!

Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

RSS Feed for the Bronzeville FanCast – http://www.mickred.com/category/bronzeville/feed/

Bronzeville FanCast on iTunes 

What did you hear? Tell us on twitter!

Check back here for episodes, articles and hopefully interviews

Music Credits:

Excerpt of Louis Armstrong’s cover of Old Man Mose which is Public Domain which was remixed