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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by exxos » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:43 pm

derkom wrote:
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Well, the foot might be dangerously close to those vias or the cap ...
Close enough :)

The metal feet of the PSU base is more square than round, so there has to be a square area around the PSU holes else the metal foot could short out on the vias. I've also been moving top layer tracks away from the holes in case the feet cut though the pcb and short out on the tracks.
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Post by exxos » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:37 pm

The boxes seem a lot bigger than I envisioned.

Though these are more geared up for shipping cases.

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In other news, I managed to do 4 lines in the H4 parts list all day :roll:

Most of my morning was fighting with JLC.. for example...

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by exxos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:06 pm

Looky what I got today :)

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by PhilC » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:44 pm

Now they look nice. Doing the code for them with the sec?
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Post by exxos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:56 pm

PhilC wrote:
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Now they look nice. Doing the code for them with the sec?
Will be on a future board, but testing will be done on flashy clock as we planned the 4 pins IO headers on both boards ;)
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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by PhilC » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:02 pm

AH, now I remember.

Hurry up then Icky :lol:
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Post by exxos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:03 pm

PhilC wrote:
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AH, now I remember.

Hurry up then Icky :lol:
Icky is waiting on me to do the firmware for the current boards :) I kinda been busy lately :)
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Post by exxos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:06 pm

This is how it basically fits together... So header pins on flashy clock (or any other board) double up as to where the alt-ram board solders to.

So while everyone hates towers of stacked boards, this one is pretty discrete, or should that be integrated :shrug:

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by PaulJ » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:10 pm

Thanks pretty cool, looks like some thought went into this stacking arrangement. So i'm guessing a number of items canbe stacked depending what they are. :thumbup:

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Post by exxos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:18 pm

PaulJ wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Thanks pretty cool, looks like some thought went into this stacking arrangement. So i'm guessing a number of items canbe stacked depending what they are. :thumbup:
Yeah , took some doing, JLC wouldn't even make the board because of its specs :roll:

I've done multiple alt-ram boards over the years, none produced. But this is just the bare SRAM board, it pretty much will never change. But it can be made to work with anything which has a PLD, like flashyclock, and the SEC booster etc. On this arrangement the PLD logic to drive the alt-ram board is "free".
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