Ordering the Alpha board

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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by exxos » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:50 am

All boards posted out just.. Bankholiday weekend so that will delay some things a bit... Tracking been sent out for all orders as well..

Will put together 10 parts kits on Monday..
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by troed » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:36 pm

:yay:

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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by PhilC » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:45 pm

Cool, looking forward to receiving them.

Will you be listing the parts kits on your store like the boards?

Don't work too hard sorting the parts, I still need to dismantle the donor board and then find a falcon ram board before I get mine done.
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by exxos » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:11 pm

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:45 pm
Cool, looking forward to receiving them.

Will you be listing the parts kits on your store like the boards?

Don't work too hard sorting the parts, I still need to dismantle the donor board and then find a falcon ram board before I get mine done.
I will list the kits in my store.. Will have sort them on Monday as its the last day I have free for the next couple of weeks now.
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by PhilC » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:47 pm

Simple as that then. Give us the nod and I'll get one bought asap then :D
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by PhilC » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:27 pm

The Eagle has Landed.... or rather my PCB has arrived.

Looks even better in person and for some reason, now I have it in my hands, doesn't look quite as large a job as I first thought. (Famous last words!)
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:13 pm

Mine's arrived too, just need time to strip the donor board now.

Wondering what peoples thoughts are re fitting of the DIL packaged chips?

I was going to use a socket for pretty much everything as it makes it easier to recover later if things go south (I'm sure they won't), but soldering directly would also give a better connection.
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by exxos » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:17 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Wondering what peoples thoughts are re fitting of the DIL packaged chips?

I was going to use a socket for pretty much everything as it makes it easier to recover later if things go southe (I'm sure they won't), but soldering directly would also give a better connection.
Well I am shipping sockets for them all anyway. Problem is, if a chip gets red hot , then unsoldering it will be a pain.. also if something is wrong somewhere, might need leg bending, track cutting etc...

Soldering direct is best for sure, but not a good idea on a test board..
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by PhilC » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:46 pm

Yeah I'd planned to go the socket route for as much as possible. Even things like oscillators if possible.

My soldering skills are much better than my desoldering skills, so sockets for me would be a must every time.

I've no problem with recycling the old DIL chips if they are working fine.
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by Icky » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:25 pm

My board arrived also today. Great work Exxos.

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