Today I received.....

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matt_nottm
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby matt_nottm » Sun May 13, 2018 4:38 pm

gazzaD wrote:It turns out I've managed to leave a ground pad isolated, despite having a ground plane across most of the board base, so not quite ready for sharing yet. I'll fix that at some point next week, and publish the design once I've has a set come back I know is correct. Given the size of the boards, it's only $16 for 3.


I don't know if you are interested in taking orders for some bare PCBs when you next get a batch please, but I would be interested in 2 or 3 if possible? Happy to pay costs and postage.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby tricky » Thu May 17, 2018 6:31 pm

My boards are here from JLCPCB.
30 dual Atari joystick to beeb and 10 dual megadrive to beeb adapters boards, shame I'm away for the weekend at Revival and probably won't get to build any.
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The mega drive ones support 1 button each or 2 buttons on one or with software support (see Warlords) 2 buttons on each or 4 buttons on one, selected with a switch between the ports.

The idea is that they can be built into a 37 way DSUB connector case and have a 15 pin dsub attached to the board (cutting off the excess case) to plug directly into the beeb or with a straight through cable (9 core Atari or 10 core Sega IIRC).
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The accuracy of the manufacturing seems good to my untrained eyes. The holes aren't blocked, despite what it might look like, but even if they were, they seem to have included a complimentary pointy stick!
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The total cost was just under a tenner, although that did take a bit of tweaking and using air-mail, which apparently takes 2-4 weeks (mine was 2 from ordering). Air-mail "small print" says that you are liable for postage back to them if it can't be delivered and is sent back to them!

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby danielj » Thu May 17, 2018 8:38 pm

Great work Tricky :) - I've been really happy with JLC! The price is outrageously good.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby 1024MAK » Fri May 18, 2018 10:02 pm

Today's and yesterday's arrivals...
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Beeb SCSI

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Beeb SCSI

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NodeMCU LoLin ESP8266 ESP12E WiFi module

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6V solar panels

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gigatron kit

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gigatron IC's

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gigatron PCB

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Elminster
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Elminster » Fri May 18, 2018 10:31 pm

OOh. You went for the Gigatron. I looked at these but really expensive and limited what you could do with it at the moment. Maybe one for a later date.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby flynnjs » Sat May 19, 2018 8:11 am

1024MAK wrote:Today's and yesterday's arrivals...


It was pot-luck who got the red PCB. I had just one of those left.
The green ones are laid out with the connector the other side so
it doesn't need the extension.
There are no more PCBs (red or green) left now.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby IanS » Sat May 19, 2018 6:59 pm

A PCB to allow me to test -8-bit podules in an Archimedes. (I don't want to wear out the connectors in my A3000)
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(my first non-rectangular PCB!)

And some new 8-bit IDE podule PCBs, now with room to fit a DOM on the 44-pin connector, so no cables or adapters required.
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(Now with rounded corners, I'm easily amused)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Elminster » Sat May 19, 2018 8:08 pm

Ben's 6502'esk boards for the rc2014, actually arrived yesterday but dodnt get time to post.
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby steve3000 » Sun May 20, 2018 2:08 pm

Thanks to Retroclinic, yesterday I received this rather unusual beast:
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So hopefully I can finally fix this.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Andy1979 » Sun May 20, 2018 3:34 pm

Another satisfied Retroclinic customer - RS232 port upgrade for my Master Compact. Works great with danielj's Wifi modem instructions.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon May 21, 2018 10:22 am

Some very nice 4mation software. No idea if it works yet.

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There really is a lot of stuff in the box of treasures.

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Looks like flowers of crystal is missing a manual which is a shame.
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon May 21, 2018 9:44 pm

Today was a good day!

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My refurbed Master thanks to Retroclinic! Aside the obvious power stuff a fitted data centre and CF HD (complete with flashing keyboard lights!), a Pi co proc, switchable OS and a socketed ULA ready for a NULA! Also a SCART with sound out to the telly. Next stop disconnecting the internal speaker...
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby aotta » Mon May 21, 2018 10:33 pm

IanS wrote:A PCB to allow me to test -8-bit podules in an Archimedes. (I don't want to wear out the connectors in my A3000)
IMG_20180519_163958301.jpg
(my first non-rectangular PCB!)

And some new 8-bit IDE podule PCBs, now with room to fit a DOM on the 44-pin connector, so no cables or adapters required.
IMG_20180519_164037792.jpg
(Now with rounded corners, I'm easily amused)


Really nice board Ians, I hope you will put some cornerless podule in the marketplace!

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby flaxcottage » Mon May 21, 2018 10:33 pm

Nice machine. :D
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