RJ's Attempt. Maybe he's going to finish this time!

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RJ's Attempt. Maybe he's going to finish this time!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:28 pm

Started going through my stock drawers, see what sockets I have.
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So once I get home this afternoon I'll print off the BoM and see what resistors, capacitors etc I have and get an order in for the stuff that's missing.

Updates here as I go.
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Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:02 pm

Hoping to get this started over the weekend, had a steady stream of parts through the door this week.

I'll add pictures as I go, hopefully none of burned fingers.....
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: RJ's Attempt. Maybe he's going to finish this time!

Post by PaulJ » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:27 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Hoping to get this started over the weekend, had a steady stream of parts through the door this week.

I'll add pictures as I go, hopefully none of burned fingers.....
RJ, how's the build going? Haven't hear much recently. Hopefully your getting along with your iron on this build. :D :D :D

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:40 am

I haven't got further unfortunately, as I have had a very busy last 3 months of 2019 due to work changes.

I have a karate grading tomorrow to attempt my 1st Dan, which has required a lot of training and time.

I'm also waiting for the last few parts to arrive as well as my new desolder gun for pulling components from the latest donor machine.

However, once tomorrow is over, I will have until 2nd January as holiday before I'm back to work, so I'm expecting make some progress then.
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800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:22 am

And my desoldering gun just arrived 😁
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Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
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Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:29 am

Well, good news.

Firstly, the last batch of parts from Mouser (Sent from the US by FedEx, WHY???) are out for delivery right now.

Secondly, now I have the desolder gun I can easily raid the donor board for what I need.

Last, but by no means least, on Saturday I passed my 1st Dan grading at karate. :yay: :yay: :yay: It only took 12 years, I'm a patient fellow.

So fingers crossed I will get moving on this at last.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
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Re: RJ's Attempt. Maybe he's going to finish this time!

Post by Icky » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:33 am

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:29 am
Well, good news.

Firstly, the last batch of parts from Mouser (Sent from the US by FedEx, WHY???) are out for delivery right now.
Cool - just in time for Christmas.
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:29 am
Secondly, now I have the desolder gun I can easily raid the donor board for what I need.
I was reading your post on the desolder gun. Might have to get myself one.
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:29 am
Last, but by no means least, on Saturday I passed my 1st Dan grading at karate. :yay: :yay: :yay: It only took 12 years, I'm a patient fellow.
Congratulations RJ

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:45 am

Thanks @Icky :)

BTW, you NEED a desolder gun. Best tool ever, so quick and easy to remove parts, and very kind to the PCB. Wish I'd had one a month ago when I was working on removing the parts from the Mega 4.

Also, Mouser, why are you doing this when I order from a UK website:
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No wonder we're killing the planet with our emissions :mad:
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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Post by Icky » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:48 am

@rubber_jonnie - I have noticed that with Mouser. Putting in an order can end up with parts coming from the States, from Europe or other places. Not very efficient or environmentally friendly as you mention.

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:01 am

@Icky Indeed. 5/10, could do better.

Interestingly there was also a label on the package with a German address on it, though it didn't seem to pass through there.

Package just arrived though :)
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Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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