The Ball

 

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The Ball

This is the precursor to today’s electronically embellished exercise machines. It was a classic consumer electronic design: 4-bit microprocessor, custom LCD, single-sided phenolic PCB. The challenging part of this design was that the patented transducer was actually a part of the PCB and whole assemble had to be rugged enough to be abused like a ball. Don’t remember seeing this at the gym or in the store? Ask why.