So the machine is finished and I have to think about safe transportation to ED since he will be running the tests.
What has not yet been completely elaborated is how to precisely detect that the LCD cable did break and after how many movements.
Well, the counter sows it but someone should sit near the LCD and watch some test image and note the number of cycles.
Or ED makes a video which is taping both the Pandora display and the counter and then the machine can run alone and one looks after it only every 8 hours or so.
If then the cable shows problems, the video can be rewound to the precise location where it started to fail.
Anyways the machine makes ca. 1 movement per second which translates into 60 per minute, 3600 per hour and 86400 per day.
So if we do not need the highest precision it could be run for one hour and then be checked. And then the next hour.
And if there is nobody who can come back after one hour to check the status, the machine is paused and resumed later.
Are we still moving forward with production of Pandora LCD cables? Are we as @PowerGod asked, still testing durability? I just figured out which save state between two nes emulators was my most current Dragon Warrior III saved on my Pandora but my LCD cable issues are certainly getting worse. Having gotten back into the groove with the game I feel like I need to continue on my trek to completing as many Dragon Quest games on the Pandora as possible. Pandi has been vocalizing her needs for a new cable for a while now. My colorblindness only keeps me from seeing the difference until someone points it out. After that, its plain as day(in the right light).
Anyhow, I do have to inquire if the projected price point changed so dramatically that a significant portion of previously potential buyers would have backed out?