Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tadao Has Been Working Late!

Tadao Boards Ego 07 & 08!

The Yakuza Series
The Yakuza Series continues with an OLED based board for the Ego 7 and Ego 8. I think the most common complaint about all the aftermarket Ego boards is the lack of an LCD or OLED screen.

Now a true aftermarket upgrade board for the Ego is finally here.

The picture below also shows our new large scale text option for those who have been around for a considerable number of years. I expect this to be quite popular among the players in the Master’s bracket (cough old people cough)! Also, since the Ego mounts the screen vertically through the rear window, there will be a reversal option to align the display whichever way the user prefers.

The prototypes for the Marq and Ego will be on display at the Commander’s Cup NPPL in San Diego at the end of the month. I’ll be working out of the Bob Long tech area. There may even be a few more OLED prototypes for other markers finished by then, too.

The Yakuza OLED Marq boards are in full production and will hopefully be available soon.

Tadao Boards DM8, PMR & SL

Proto PMR, DM8 - X Yakuza Board
Yes, I’ve been working like crazy lately. I finally finished off the latest Yakuza series prototype for the DM8, which will also work in most Ultralite frames. Like our Universal Ultralite board, the Yakuza will also have ribbon and wired eye sockets so it can work in the Proto, PMR, and older DMs without any adapters or modifications.

SLG Musashi Prototype Board
The SLG board will be Musashi 7, not Yakuza, as is obvious by the pictures (no OLED screen). It does feature a 7 color super-bright LED to replace the stock 3 color. The large capacitor is necessary because the SLG uses a coil to actuate a sear, rather than a pneumatic solenoid.

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