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STE DUAL TOS KITS BACK IN STOCK

Post by exxos » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:23 pm

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10 kits of each will be added in stock tomorrow :)


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Re: STE DUAL TOS KITS BACK IN STOCK

Post by exxos » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:30 pm

I was talking to urban last night as he does a little widget for switching my DUALTOS STE board via holding down reset on power on, in adding this mod to my web store so people can use it on existing DUALTOS kits.

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Urban was in the pub last night when he agreed to do this, so hopefully he still remembers the conversation :lol:


In light of future board designs I revised it to include this by default..

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So the UBE switch can be used, and to retain backwards compatibility, the simple jumper links select header is still there.

These new boards I need to get prototypes first. Though if I decide to do a production run, I will most likely sell these as assembled units ready to plug in. A lot of people seem to be having troubles assembling these and I don't really have time to assemble and myself. But I can get small batch of them made up. Of course for those who want to assemble it themselves they can still use the existing boards in my store with Urban's widget.
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Re: STE DUAL TOS KITS BACK IN STOCK

Post by exxos » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:32 am

In light of I am seriously hating any sort of connection whatsoever.. Have started on another design of the board..

I was trying to think how I could mount the ROM above the motherboard sockets instead of it being offset to one side. Basically the header pins was in the way, but it then occurred to me I do not actually need all of the pins. So I have removed them which makes way to be able to solder the ROM and the now free space.

Annoyingly this actually obsoletes the previous PCB which I am still waiting for :roll:

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Re: STE DUAL TOS KITS BACK IN STOCK

Post by exxos » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:04 pm

Not bad for a morning's work...

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Re: STE DUAL TOS KITS BACK IN STOCK

Post by stephen_usher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:22 pm

If you can get the more compact design to work I'd definitely be interested as it will allow the installation without any non-reversable modification of the machine. I'm guessing that it only needs one wire to be connected to the reset switch? Possibly using a sprung hook type connector (i.e. solderless)?

I hate having to modify the original hardware at all. Having said that I have replaced the ROM size "jumper resistors" with real jumpers.

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Re: STE DUAL TOS KITS BACK IN STOCK

Post by exxos » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:30 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:22 pm
If you can get the more compact design to work I'd definitely be interested as it will allow the installation without any non-reversable modification of the machine.
The original board is reversible, so not sure I follow what you mean there ?

This new board is just smaller, and does away with the PLCC socket. It also has the UBE switch.
stephen_usher wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:22 pm
I'm guessing that it only needs one wire to be connected to the reset switch? Possibly using a sprung hook type connector (i.e. solderless)?
Possible, though I am not a fan of things which are not soldered into place. You could just hardware for 206 anyway.
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Re: STE DUAL TOS KITS BACK IN STOCK

Post by stephen_usher » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:50 pm

exxos wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:30 pm
stephen_usher wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:22 pm
If you can get the more compact design to work I'd definitely be interested as it will allow the installation without any non-reversable modification of the machine.
The original board is reversible, so not sure I follow what you mean there ?

This new board is just smaller, and does away with the PLCC socket. It also has the UBE switch.
I thought that you had to modify the shielding to fit the current board in.

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Post by exxos » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:01 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:50 pm
I thought that you had to modify the shielding to fit the current board in.
Cannot remember if I ever tested it myself, unless someone else has?
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Re: STE DUAL TOS KITS BACK IN STOCK

Post by exxos » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:07 am

The UBE DUAL TOS prototype boards just arrived.. Though as mentioned above, this likely will not get produced as I am moving away from using the PLCC sockets... So currently waiting for the updated boards to arrive..

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