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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by exxos » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:27 pm

Version 4 cooking :)

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by PhilC » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:30 pm

I need to get me one of those heater things at some point
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Post by exxos » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:06 pm

Built and tested :) Thankfully this one behaves and much more brightness now. Even on my crappy monitor high-res doesn't seem to have any "noise" bars or anything. Low res has some faint noise on the white, but its probably my monitor anyway.

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by PhilC » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:14 pm

Now that looks nice, well done.
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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by exxos » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:16 pm

PhilC wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:14 pm
Now that looks nice, well done.
:) Do you want the one I soldered the VGA connector on backwards :lol: :roll:
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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by PhilC » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:25 pm

exxos wrote:
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:) Do you want the one I soldered the VGA connector on backwards :lol: :roll:
LOL, sure but remember its me that breaks things ok?
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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by derkom » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:39 pm

exxos wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:16 pm
:) Do you want the one I soldered the VGA connector on backwards :lol: :roll:
What is it with you and video connectors? :mrgreen:

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by exxos » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:06 pm

PCB's for the crappy ST2VGA converter are now in production. Likely be on sale after xmas at a super low price (hopefully).

Today, aside from fighting lack of C: drive space, I have started programming the next batch of PeST chips https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0109 . I've got all the bits to hopefully start getting these back into stock soon.

I've also been fixing the holes on the H4 board. Despite the reset switch holes being taken from the datasheet, they of course don't match the actual part. So fixed the lib for that and tweaks to other connectors.

Icky reminded me the DB25's anchor holes are not VIA's, so I have fixed that also.

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I've done all the current fixes on the H4F PCB as well.
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Post by exxos » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:05 pm

That's me done in for the day now. 50 pics programmed, soldred, 50 connectors and SMT caps soldered. Need to start stripping cables tomorrow :roll:

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by exxos » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:49 pm

50 cables unbagged and connectors cut off. Bit of a waste of the other end of the cables, but oh well.

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