BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by rpineau » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:52 pm

That's one good looking board !
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by PhilC » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:05 am

Icky if you share it as a PDF we can cut it out and try it for size on other revision boards if youd like,?
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by Icky » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:56 am

PhilC wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:05 am
Icky if you share it as a PDF we can cut it out and try it for size on other revision boards if youd like,?
Stop with the ideas PhilC. Now I have a project to create a PDF :)

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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by PhilC » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:58 am

Just stick the board onto a scanner if you've got one?

Besides, you've got 4 days of fulfilling those ideas and lots of label printing.
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by PhilC » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:00 pm

Or post me a spare board if you want and I'll do it for you?
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Post by dhedberg » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:09 pm

Should be able to produce a PDF based on the gerber files.
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by exxos » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:57 pm

It doesn't actually matter at this point what the board fits and what it does not, as this is only a development board more than anything. Icky did do some research into this before designing the board. But only the PCB is done, nothing else, so it's a long way off being actually a working product.
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by Cyprian » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:09 pm

Icky wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 pm
The photo doesn't do it justice as my camera was shading the board when I took it.

Well at least my first test of the board works i.e. does it fit in the ST without it hitting the shielding at the sides
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by exxos » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:18 pm

Cyprian wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:09 pm
need one!
You know the proper blitters are in my store now ? The FPGA board is likely going to cost a lot more than the proper chips.
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by Icky » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:54 pm

exxos wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:18 pm
Cyprian wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:09 pm
need one!
You know the proper blitters are in my store now ? The FPGA board is likely going to cost a lot more than the proper chips.
Indeed - I can only echo exxos. This is in no way a product yet. We haven't even built this first board. Even when we do we need to see if the core will actually work on the FPGA and there is probably going to be a towered board on there somewhere to patch etc, etc, etc.

Anyone needing a Blitter I would recommend getting one from exxos' store as these I think are probably the last batch around out there. Once they are gone they are gone.

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