BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by Cyprian » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:21 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.
yep, I do know that.

I just need fpg blitter to do some code experiments
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by exxos » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:24 pm

Cyprian wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:21 pm
I just need fpg blitter to do some code experiments
ah ok, probably thing to do is remind us when we get closer to looking for people to beta test it.
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by Cyprian » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:01 pm

you can add me to the list :)
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by Icky » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:48 pm

Using my DEV board (viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1806) with a Blitter socket and pins

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This is how the Blitter board is going to look once soldered in.

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Am looking to re-flowing the board tonight. Only if non-Atari stuff doesn't get in the way. Finger crossed :)

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Post by exxos » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:31 pm

:dualthumbup: :bravo:
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by Cyprian » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:24 pm

looks cool
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by Icky » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:09 pm

Board is taking a bit more shape. Have managed to get most of the components on the board. Just missing a few resistors I couldn't find. Will add them in by hand later. If my hands stay steady enough. I was just talking with exxos on sometimes with SMT the stars align and they place perfectly and solder perfectly. Other days, which is usually most, it ends up being an absolute pig to place and solder.

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The underbelly of the beast

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How it looks plugged in but of course this won't work yet its far from ready to power up.

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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by PhilC » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:31 pm

Happy to say that it does indeed glitter.
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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by Icky » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:42 pm

PhilC wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:31 pm
Happy to say that it does indeed glitter.
Well we shall see PhilC :)

I guess with shorts, disconnects from the soldering to sort out first. Then if we haven't wired anything up incorrectly we should be able to power the board to then start looking at putting a core on the FPGA.

If least we can power it up (not on a ST motherboard) and get the FPGA to flash the LED we have achieved a little bit of glitter.

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Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

Post by PaulJ » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:11 pm

Icky, did you hand solder or bake?

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