Alabaster on the V2 Case

Hey guys, been a good while since I posted, and there’s a kinda good reason (not so much) for that. I’ve been having rampant computer problems that have almost barred me entirely from using my Desktop computer (the one I do all my work on). Turns out, the memory leak I was trying to hunt down and kill was in more than just the three programs I had removed from my desktop about a month ago, but in Windows itself.

Long story short, the problem is fixed now. And I need to catch up. Badly… I’ve been putting of saying anything until I had the problem sorted out, and now that that time is now, here we go!

SO! I will be scrapping the half-finished design I had been working on in order to favor a new one. That being said, now that I’m not scraping along at 98% memory usage all day, I have the ability to both work faster, and show my work to you guys. As some of you may have already seen, I made a post on Twitter asking for votes on the type of media you would like to see (either a livestream, or a timelapse). HERE is a link to the tweet, so you may go vote. Now, keep in mind, if I do a livestream, I will also be posting that on the YouTube, if a bit later than I would post the timelapse.


Anyhow, yeah. Like Andon said at the end of his last post, I will be working to make it so that the V2 case is compatable with the V2+, V2.5, V3, whatever we call it. That way, you guys don’t have to wait months again for me to get my act together. I promised people at BronyCon that I would have the case design done by mid to late July, and I failed to deliver. And for that I am sorry.

My new “release date” is early to early-mid August.


As usual, if you have any questions, I can be reached on Twitter @MysterAla or through my email

Streaming Circuits!

Good afternoon, everyone!

I’ve taken to streaming some of my circuit designing sessions via my picarto channel. Currently, I have no set schedule for streaming, but if you subscribe via the Picarto site, you can have them send you e-mails when I’m streaming.

I’ve also begun recording the streams as well. I’ve only recorded one so far, which can be found here, but you can see any of my stream recordings at the Matchfire YouTube Channel. The recordings will be sped up and have a little trimming done, as I don’t think you really need to watch four hours of circuit designing in real-time. Plus, I spend a decent amount of time looking at datasheets, which the stream doesn’t pick up (It only does my primary monitor). Alabaster and I are still working out some of the stuff for videos (Intros and the like), so it’s not exactly pretty at the moment, but we’re working on that.

I’ll keep you all posted on when I’m going to be doing new streams! Keep an eye out on both the Matchfire Twitter and my personal twitter for a heads up.