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by troed
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: MEMBER BLOGS
Topic: Rescuing an ancient 520ST
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Rescuing an ancient 520ST

So here's my latest project. This 520ST was given to someone in the shape it is, without cables. When the new owner tried hooking it up to 5V to get it to boot up all he saw was sparks of electricity from the mainboard ... :) Since it has a -38 (not -38A) Shifter, and what I'm hoping for is a short-...
by troed
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: PaulJ Progress
Replies: 190
Views: 6139

Re: PaulJ Progress

Guys, what are you on about. The UK is in the EU, at least until brexit. However, they're not part of the single currency euro zone - just like Sweden, Denmark, Poland etc.

Two separate things.
by troed
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: exxos finally in the game!
Replies: 39
Views: 1501

Re: exxos finally in the game!

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Good idea with the video board, I removed all of the black plastic spacers when I did mine.
I sanded down the plastics on mine and kept it on all rows. Was quite easy to line up the pins then ;)
by troed
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Lead-free soldering
Replies: 46
Views: 1883

Re: Lead-free soldering

exxos wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:04 pm
cool,I guess if I match the same composition in Farnell the same stuff..
Well the composition of the flux core might not be.
by troed
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: PaulJ Progress
Replies: 190
Views: 6139

Re: PaulJ Progress

The color gradient was interesting btw. If you got all the resistors in the right positions then there seems to be a general case of too much resistance on the RGB lines :)
by troed
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Lead-free soldering
Replies: 46
Views: 1883

Re: Lead-free soldering

I have some trust in Sparkfun btw, just saw that Electrokit is selling this: We don’t want to hype this solder TOO much, but this could possibly be the best solder in the world. There, we’ve said it. This is a special blend made specifically for us and we love it. It all started as a quest to find t...
by troed
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: PaulJ Progress
Replies: 190
Views: 6139

Re: PaulJ Progress

PaulJ wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Can't do much without a mouse.
alt+arrow keys & insert/clr-home

I mostly never bother to connect a mouse ...
by troed
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Lead-free soldering
Replies: 46
Views: 1883

Re: Lead-free soldering

I'm Swedish, leaded would be illegal ;) wow really ? Hmm - actually it seems I overdid that comment a bit, sorry. My local electrokit company has the following statement regarding leaded solder: According to the EU Environmental Protection Directive ROHS, lead may not be used in the manufacture of ...
by troed
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Lead-free soldering
Replies: 46
Views: 1883

Re: Lead-free soldering

I'm Swedish, leaded would be illegal ;) I solder at around 320-340 with the lead-free stuff I have and all my joints are always amazing ;)

(High quality JBC station helps)
by troed
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: PaulJ Progress
Replies: 190
Views: 6139

Re: PaulJ Progress

Nice!!!