Inside a Stackmat

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  1. Stefan

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    My stackmat's buttons don't work well anymore so I took it apart hoping to clean/repair it and took some pictures and a video.


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  2. Muesli

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    Hmm...

    You should leave it like that. Pretty stylish XD
     
  3. d4m4s74

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    and, is the competition display output anything like the unused soldering points on the cheap one?
     
  4. Stefan

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    No idea what you're talking about, sorry.
     
  5. Bryan

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    My "cheap" ones and my ones with competition displays actually have the batteries in different locations, so I don't think they're just a single part removed.
     
  6. iSpinz

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    I think he's asking if the one with a data port is (almost) the same in structure as one without a data port. I think he wants to know if it's possible to attach a output thing to a no data port one.
     
  7. d4m4s74

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    yup

    I've seen images of the insides of the one in the toystore sets and there are some unused soldering points near the dataport on the competition timer
     
  8. Jake Gouldon

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    Looks very cheap to make, I would say considerably less than what it is sold for...
     
  9. koreancuber

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    I totally agree
     
  10. Stefan

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    Well, I only have this one and the first generation one (with the gray mat and the timer on the side). And I don't know much about this electronic stuff, so I don't know what to provide besides the pictures. I still have it in pieces, so I could take other pictures if you're interested in something specific.
     
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  11. Laura O

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  12. iSpinz

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    It's made in China. It's cheap. (to make)
     

  13. so true.

    man, stackmat timers are so expensive though the actual computer (hardware) is cheap.
     
  14. ElderKingpin

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    and yet. people still buy them.

    They have either mastered the art of cheating people of their money.
    Or the hardware is actually good and reliable.

    It looks like its only 12 dollars. But they dont sell JUST the timer. Its either the stackmat complete (mat,timer, and bag) or the timer with a bag, bags are expensive man.
     
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  15. aznmortalx

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    They're sorta the only comp-legal timer for cubing and speedstacking. I see why people would buy them...
     
  16. FatBoyXPC

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    What about the touch sensitive pads? Can you get some pictures of those? I know they're magnetized, I keep accidentally setting it on the dresser and my girlfriends earrings keep sticking to it ha. I'm curious to see what the inside of that looks like though.

    What doesn't work well? The start/stop buttons, or all the push buttons (Power, Reset, save, down arrow)?
     
  17. Toad

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    I don't think the pads themselves use magnets at all it's just magnets on the bottom to hold to two parts together so you can use it on a mat.
     
  18. Bryan

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    Determine the cost of soda or candy and then complain about markup. Businesses need to make money.
     
  19. Stefan

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    Can't disassemble it further without breaking glue and I don't want to do that, sorry. I don't think the magnets are for timing, only to hold the pieces together. It seems like those wire-strips continue into the pads between the plastic and the surface sticker and that's it.

    Power and reset. The pads work fine and I don't use save/down.
     

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