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by Smonson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: EmuTOS 1.0
Replies: 23
Views: 981

Re: EmuTOS 1.0

Nice one! Congratulations on the milestone release!
by Smonson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: stfm problem
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: stfm problem

What's interesting to me is that There seems to be a palette in the shifter, which would suggest that it's at least running the first bit of code from ROM The pattern isn't repeating every 16 pixels, but every 80 pixels. That's interesting because it's not a power of 2 I'd also check the MMU is seat...
by Smonson
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: New magnifier
Replies: 17
Views: 715

Re: New magnifier

That is excellent. I think you've just invented a must-have electronics tool.
by Smonson
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Sidequest: VGA scan doubler
Replies: 137
Views: 19857

Re: Sidequest: VGA scan doubler

For the next board version I've made a bloody big hole through the board so it can fit around the electrolytic that's in the way. That should let it sit at the proper height. This is the same place on both my STs, and I hope it's in the same place on every other revision too! "If it's stupid and it ...
by Smonson
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 714

Re: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments

Yup - it would take a few days to get the software up and running, but that's all part of the fun!
by Smonson
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: New magnifier
Replies: 17
Views: 715

Re: New magnifier

Search on eBay for: 1000X Magnification 4.3"LCD Display Portable 720P Digital Microscope With Holder Oh yeah! The microscope part of this one looks very similar to my little USB one that I'm upgrading from: usb-microscope.jpg The only annoyance of this one is that the focus is not smooth to turn, i...
by Smonson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 714

Re: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments

Hmmm you could get some boards made, I think it would be worth it.
by Smonson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 714

Re: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments

What about getting one of those controller kits? They were quite the fashion a few years ago, I suspect they have come down loads now with the masses of cheap micro controllers all over the place. To control the oven? I'm expecting it to be a lot quicker and cheaper to scratch-build it. Plus, I don...
by Smonson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: New magnifier
Replies: 17
Views: 715

New magnifier

...they want to call it a microscope, but magnifier is probably more realistic. I just received delivery one of these Andonstar AD206s: http://www.andonstar.com/e_products/Digital-Microscope-AD206-12.html ad206.jpg For the amount of money that it cost ($125 AUD) it's very good and a big step up from...
by Smonson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 714

Re: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments

I have been thinking of a similar plan for my Mac Classic. CPU seemed to be dead based on the fact that it was too hot to touch, but all the voltages were good. So I removed it and have a socket to put in it's place, but seriously worried about the amount of solder paste I need to use, so was think...

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