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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by JezC » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:59 pm

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Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:37 pm
Take out a mortgage and buy all the bits from my store instead :lol:
That would probably still come in cheaper than the divorce bill if I did remortgage the house :lol: :cry:

Ah...if only all the bits were available in your store...
I'm hoping to put in one of your original 16 MHz v1 ST accelerators as the processor (and maybe ask for a blitter as my Christmas present).

To be fair I do have a few non-booting STs, one of which may be sacrificed for the 'greater good' (does anybody else get the mental picture from Hot Fuzz when they hear that phrase? :lol: )...but I probably need to get it mostly working before it is dismembered.

Now what did I do with those 27C512 EPROMs that I want to program up as diagrom images...

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by JezC » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:00 pm

exxos wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:37 pm
Going to get some odd looks in the post office when I clutter the whole place up with H4 boxes :lol: :twisted: :twisted:
Nah - they will think you've turned over a new leaf & are sending out your presents much earlier than usual :lol:

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by exxos » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:08 pm

JezC wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:59 pm
Ah...if only all the bits were available in your store...
I thought everything was ? :shrug: There is the cart-ports, going to salvage those soon... Well the H4 generic parts are not there, but at £100+ a pop its not something I can really afford to keep stock of :)
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by JezC » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:04 am

exxos wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:08 pm
I thought everything was ? :shrug: There is the cart-ports, going to salvage those soon... Well the H4 generic parts are not there, but at £100+ a pop its not something I can really afford to keep stock of :)
Must have missed some of the latest additions...sorry. Hard to keep up with all the activity at the moment.
I will wait to see what if anything needs adding to the assembled H4 & put in (another) order for the shortages.
Better start saving up...

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Post by exxos » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:46 pm

25KG of "whats in the box"...

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4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Post by TimNaber » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:19 pm

Wow! a 55 pound (US weight) box, damn.
ST: TT030 10/32 MB; Falcon 030 14MB(2); Mega STe 4 MB; Mga 4 stock(3), 1040STf 4 MB(3); ST 4MB (2); Megafile 44 (3); Megafile 30(4)

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Post by exxos » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:12 am

A small update about my alt-ram boards.

I've ordered some more SRAM chips so I can build up more than just 2 boards for testing. Due to the price of them from mouser, I took a gamble from China on some. So will take a few weeks to arrive no doubt. When they do arrive, I will get 5 boards made up ready for testing with flashy-clock :)

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Post by exxos » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:28 am

Thanks to Icky, we have a render on how this will look :)

So this board is no bigger than the 68K CPU. Also stackable without using much additional height. This board can be driven with any up coming items, mostly flashy-clock to start with. Then we will finally have some proper benchmarks in GB6 for alt-ram tests :)

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4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Post by exxos » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:39 pm

Busy making more boxes .

I think any future motherboard orders, will just have to go as motherboards only even if people order other parts as well, as cutting all the boxes down small enough to qualify as a small parcel, is a bit of a nightmare. Its basically taking almost 2 hours to do each order :(

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4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Post by exxos » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:14 pm

Just unpacked this package.. Blank ROMs, 3M sockets, PSU IC's.. Over £1,000 worth of bits right there!

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4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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