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by Smonson
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 421
Views: 25936

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

I gather that I'd have to write some pretty advanced verilog to generate the audio packets. I haven't really looked into it all that much, better to get one thing working at a time.
by Smonson
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 421
Views: 25936

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

Great to hear! Thanks for the update Icky.

Perhaps there is some relationship between the clock and the resetting behaviour after all. Interesting.

Now you can bask in that pure radioactive green colour with no analogue degredation 😊
by Smonson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 421
Views: 25936

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

I used 22pF on the new boards. It's been working fine for my machine. The best place to solder them in is underneath the 34-pin IDC cable pins - pin 1 being the clock, and any of the surrounding pins being ground. Speaking of the new boards, I have 3 built now (the shifter socket adapter boards, tha...
by Smonson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 421
Views: 25936

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

Thanks for finding this out Icky! Amazing work!
by Smonson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 421
Views: 25936

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

If you guys have got enough motivation left to do that, then that would be awesome. I suspect that the problem is in the machine rather than the DVI board, though. All the boards were tested on my machine before I sent them out, and Troed had the same problem with 2 different DVI boards. Hey, random...
by Smonson
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 421
Views: 25936

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

This is kind of on hold at the moment - I need to get my hands on one of these machines with the resetting behavior.
by Smonson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 421
Views: 25936

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

As a mad idea, could you double the length of your ribbon cable on your board and try tests again ? Make sure PSU is at 5V or even 5.2V. It worked perfectly for at least ten minutes with a 10cm cable (no bad reads) - when I increased it to 12cm it wouldn't even boot up once. Crashes immediately wit...
by Smonson
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Tip restorer testing
Replies: 16
Views: 488

Re: Tip restorer testing

I don't know if anyone else does this, but after replacing my last ruined iron a few years ago I heard this advice, which I've been following since... after turning the iron off each time I use it, I coat the tip in solder to protect it from oxidising. By the way, soldering iron tips aren't solid ir...
by Smonson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 421
Views: 25936

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

Haha, I'm sure my boss would love it, and everyone under 30 would be confused!
by Smonson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 421
Views: 25936

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

Will do! ...soon, but not for a couple of nights, I have my work Christmas party tomorrow.

I can't actually set the voltage - my bench power supply can only supply 1.5A and the ST is just a bit too much for it. So I just have the ATX power supply which is fixed.