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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by Icky » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:42 pm

And for todays Atariness on the STF we have the Video Brightness Fix in place.

Colours are looking a lot better now.

Not the best comparison conditions due to many factors being different between these two pictures but here is the before and after.

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by Icky » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:46 pm

Another addition to the board today.

A power extension board to easily power floppy and Gigafile at the same time

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by Forgottenmyname » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:50 pm

Now that's a good idea, where did you find that Icky?

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Post by Icky » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:59 pm

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:50 pm
Now that's a good idea, where did you find that Icky?
Just ordered some JST XH PCB 2.54mm male and female connectors and stuffed them on a prototype board I had lying around.

EDIT: Just fixed it to the board with a hot snot glue :) so I can pull it off again if I need to.

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by Forgottenmyname » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:09 pm

Fair enough, will probably salvage some then

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Post by Icky » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:52 pm

Was going to get started on the keyboard next but got distracted whilst having the hot snot glue gun out for the power extension board.

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Gluing down USB sockets :)

Have put it away before I get carried away and end up sticking everything in sight.

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by sandord » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:06 am

Icky wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:52 pm
Have put it away before I get carried away and end up sticking everything in sight.
:lol: keeps happening to me all the time, whether it's a glue gun, electric drill, canned air, etc.

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by exxos » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 am

Icky wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:46 pm
Another addition to the board today.
A power extension board to easily power floppy and Gigafile at the same time
That looks well nice!

(and yes will add more power ports on next rev)
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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by Icky » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:32 am

exxos wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 am
That looks well nice!

(and yes will add more power ports on next rev)
Not so elegant underneath with my soldering etc :) but it does the job.

Can never have enough power ports :)

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by Icky » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:35 am

Latest update - things to do:
  • Fixed WD1772 Buffer board but still need another DIL socket in the stack for me to be comfortable with it. Board works fine and I feel better about transferring files between HDD and Floppy. viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1260&start=110#p13232
  • Have gotten hold of some printed spacers thanks to Forgottenmyname for the design and printing. These will be a big help in stabilising the Un-f*ck boards and in particular the floppy one as the connector is tight, there is a need for some considerable force to push in and pull out. This will help to stop me pulling the board and bending the pins :)
  • SR98 PSU I have been using needs to go through a recap and due to the 3W resistor getting way to hot replacing all the metal film resistors too. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1327
  • Waiting for the TL7705 to arrive to build and plug in the reset board. viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1234&start=10#p13044
  • Have ordered a Blitter (Glitter) from Best and currently it's stuck in the import process and have just been notified by HM Customs that they have raised a charge for the goods so its going to take longer. Socket is in place waiting patiently for it.

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