My summer project: A colour Stacy

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Re: My summer project: A colour Stacy

Post by derkom » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:14 am

JezC wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:59 am
Only issue I've seen with more and more caps can be the inrush current when all are fully discharged; that might increase the loading on the PSU start-up.

Shouldn't be a big issue with a refurbished PSU though.
This particular setup is running off a picoPSU with an 80W sustained limit, so it should be capable of powering several Stacys at once. :D

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Re: My summer project: A colour Stacy

Post by JezC » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:26 am

@derkom Should be fine then... wasn't sure if it was the original PSU.

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Re: My summer project: A colour Stacy

Post by derkom » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:39 am

JezC wrote:
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@derkom Should be fine then... wasn't sure if it was the original PSU.
Nah, part of the whole situation here is the elimination of the original internal DC-DC PSU, which sits totally in the way of being able to do anything with the CPU, which sits directly beneath it.

I actually am using the "original" external PSU, original in quotes because it's really a Sony PSU repurposed. It's got 16.5V @ 3.9A output, so actually that's going to be the limit, at around 60W. Still well more than enough. :)

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Re: My summer project: A colour Stacy

Post by derkom » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:37 pm

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Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:50 am
Pop a 100uf cap on the board and hopefully that'll help.
Just looking through my supplies here and thinking about what I could use. Isn't 100 uF rather high capacity for this job? The decoupling caps immediately next to the ICs on the H4 are 1 uF. I do have some of the 100s left from the H4 project, but since they're SMT, they'd be a little tougher to bodge onto this board than the 1 uF THTs.

I just checked on the TF536 and I see that the caps there are something in the neighbourhood of 50 uF (and there are indeed two of them).

Incidentally, still no issues after that one spontaneous reboot. Maybe the fridge clicked on and pissed it off or something. :)

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Re: My summer project: A colour Stacy

Post by PhilC » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:26 pm

@derkom i used 10uf on my H4s, so its not overly important what size I guess?
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Re: My summer project: A colour Stacy

Post by derkom » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:37 pm

PhilC wrote:
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@derkom i used 10uf on my H4s, so its not overly important what size I guess?
I did a little reading around, and it seems like 1-10 uF are the ranges people typically are using for ICs. But it's all a bit of voodoo I don't claim to understand. :zombie:

Still no second crash anyway...

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Re: My summer project: A colour Stacy

Post by derkom » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:41 pm

TF536 installed, proudly showing off @PhilC's handiwork...

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The CPU relocator is designed so that when the keyboard is installed, the TF536 will tuck underneath it all the way up to where the 68030 is. I've done all the measurements to verify that this will work vertically, but I can't actually see that for certain until I eliminate the socket on the relocator and solder the TF536 on, which won't be happening with this version. It fits on paper at least! :geek:

And a quick GEMBench (no maprom, no alt-ram, just showing that it works)...

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I'll probably leave this looping for a while.

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Re: My summer project: A colour Stacy

Post by derkom » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:49 pm

A quick picture to show how this works in relation to the keyboard. Right now the keyboard can't sit flat, because various things are too tall in this temporary configuration.

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Re: My summer project: A colour Stacy

Post by PhilC » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:53 pm

@derkom looking good. Never seen a Stacy in real life, what are the rough dimensions?
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Re: My summer project: A colour Stacy

Post by derkom » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:04 pm

PhilC wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:53 pm
@derkom looking good. Never seen a Stacy in real life, what are the rough dimensions?
When closed, around 38x34x9 cm.

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