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PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:46 pm
by sundbyk
Hi,

I am offering a signal converter for the PiTubeDirect project for anyone that is interested.

There are now 4 models available. Please see links for pictures.
1. External for Pi 2/3/zero
http://www.sundby.com/wp-content/upload ... bottom.jpg

2. Fitted under the BBC for Pi Zero. The same PCB as the external, but with different connectors.
http://www.sundby.com/wp-content/upload ... 184309.jpg

3. Master version for Pi 2/3/zero
http://www.sundby.com/wp-content/upload ... 204630.jpg

4. External DYI for Pi 2/3/Zero - Until stock is empty. £10.00 incuding shipping
https://www.sundby.com/wp-content/uploa ... 132729.jpg

All ready mase cost the same, except there the shipping of the ready made Master version

The cost is £17.00/€20.00 for the ready tested version. This includes P&P to UK/EU.
SD card with latest versions for Pi 3 and Pi Zero add £4/€4.5

If you buy more then one, please ask for total price.

See Pricesprice matrix at my home page

They can also be bought via my webshop.
I will keep a stock as long as anyone is interested.


If you send this to kjell@sundby.com via PayPal , I will ship it to you as soon as possible.
Please add you address and version you want in the PayPal note.

Please see http://www.sundby.com/index.php/project ... t/?lang=en for more details.

Master version:
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External version and mounted in case:
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Pi Zero only version fitted under the BBC:
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Feel free to email me on kjell@sundby.com if you have any questions.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:15 pm
by roland
I ordered one. Payment send.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:36 pm
by danielj
Great work Kjell - I've made sure your PMs are enabled!

d.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:04 pm
by Prime
I take it this won't work with the original Pi? as I don't have one of the more modern ones.

Cheers.

Phill.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:39 pm
by PitfallJones
Prime wrote:I take it this won't work with the original Pi? as I don't have one of the more modern ones.
Phill.
Just buy one !!

I have an original Pi as well but have been very impressed with now much faster the Pi3 boots and the in-built bluetooth and wifi makes it so much easier to use - it makes a terrific retro games machine with Retro Pi installed.

Also I'd say the Pi3 is better value than the Zero if you add in the cost of all the adapter cables etc.

PJ

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:43 pm
by hoglet
Prime wrote:I take it this won't work with the original Pi? as I don't have one of the more modern ones.
It depends how over-clockable it is.

I've had a Pi One running fairly well with:

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arm_freq=900
core_freq=350
force_turbo=1
Or you could shell out £4.00 for a Pi Zero:
https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero

Dave

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:02 pm
by sirmorris
I've PP'd you for another board please Kjell, the internal Master kit one. I even bought another PI0 specially for the task :D

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:46 pm
by sundbyk
Prime wrote:I take it this won't work with the original Pi? as I don't have one of the more modern ones.

Cheers.

Phill.
Hi Phill,

The signal converter does not fit the original one.
The signals are there, but the composite connector is in the way.

Kjell S.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:45 pm
by JonC
sundbyk wrote:
Prime wrote:I take it this won't work with the original Pi? as I don't have one of the more modern ones.

Cheers.

Phill.
Hi Phill,

The signal converter does not fit the original one.
The signals are there, but the composite connector is in the way.

Kjell S.
Hmm, even using a short cable? You should be able to position the PI 1 away so it doesn't foul anything... :D

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:50 pm
by hoglet
sundbyk wrote: The signal converter does not fit the original one.
The signals are there, but the composite connector is in the way.
It would fit I think if you used a 26-pin connector rather than a 40-pin connector.

Dave

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:06 am
by Bitstik
Hi kjell

Many thanks for doing this.
I've asked for two built modules- a master internal and an external unit

Just dusted off and got one of my old masters up and running.
Many thanks
Andrew

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:41 pm
by sundbyk
Bitstik wrote:Hi kjell

Many thanks for doing this.
I've asked for two built modules- a master internal and an external unit

Just dusted off and got one of my old masters up and running.
Many thanks
Andrew
Hi Andrew,
I just got the new PCB for the external version.
Hope to get the master version early next week.

Kjell S.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:44 pm
by sundbyk
Hi,

I have just got the new PCB the support the Pi zero under the BBC.
Have tested it and it works perfect. :-)
Will begin shipping the external and this one on Monday.
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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:57 am
by fordp
How do I go about getting a few boards ?

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:17 pm
by tricky
Thanks, my direct to beeb kits arrived today, but seem to have the wrong tube connectors.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:28 am
by sundbyk
fordp wrote:How do I go about getting a few boards ?
Hi FordP,

I got you email yesterday. Will answer it in a few hours.

Kjell S.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:36 am
by sundbyk
tricky wrote:Thanks, my direct to beeb kits arrived today, but seem to have the wrong tube connectors.
Hi Tricky,

There are 3 versions now and you ordered the external ones with was the first version, by mistake I presume.
I have send you the new connectors and will update the top of this thread with better explanation.
:)

Kjell S.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:47 am
by BigEd
Hi Kjell
I do like the look of these! Please could you show a photo of the fitted-under, in place? I'm struggling to visualise. (Does it also manage to fit under a Master, which has less space?)
Edit: ah, I see a photo mid-thread - viewtopic.php?p=149262#p149262

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:00 am
by sundbyk
BigEd wrote:Hi Kjell
I do like the look of these! Please could you show a photo of the fitted-under, in place? I'm struggling to visualise. (Does it also manage to fit under a Master, which has less space?)
Edit: ah, I see a photo mid-thread - viewtopic.php?p=149262#p149262
Hi BigEd,

I have update the top of the thread to make better visibility.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11761&p=147869#p147869

The version mid thread is the external one. Only difference external and fitted under is the connector.

Kjell S.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:06 am
by BigEd
Thanks - would a model 2 fit under a Master? (I have both Master and Beeb)

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:05 pm
by sundbyk
BigEd wrote:Thanks - would a model 2 fit under a Master? (I have both Master and Beeb)
Hi BigEd,

I have just check if it fits under the master and are sorry to say it does not.

Kjell S.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:53 pm
by BigEd
Oh, thanks for testing! Pity about the result. I will have to have a think.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:47 pm
by thecellartroll
Hi,

Does the kit version involve only through hole soldering? No surface mounting?

I fancy one for my BBC B :D

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:37 am
by sundbyk
thecellartroll wrote:Hi,

Does the kit version involve only through hole soldering? No surface mounting?

I fancy one for my BBC B :D
Hi,

The chips are surface mounted but it is no problem soldering them for hand.
I do this a lot.

Regards,

Kjell S.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:10 pm
by fordp
Phase 1:

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:45 am
by sundbyk
fordp wrote:Phase 1:
Nice.
Looks perfect.
:D

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:27 am
by fordp
The SOIC pads did not extend much beyond size of the ICs. Hand soldering is easier if the pads are a little beyond the size of the chip.

I will hopefully get time to try them both soon.

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:10 pm
by iainjh
Mine arrived yesterday, up and running in less than 10 mins inc writing jessie to the micro sd card, adding the kernal.img and fitting! Its all fantastic, thanks v much!! :):):)

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:17 am
by denni505
Got mine thanks nice bit of kit just need some more stuff then be up and running

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:32 pm
by bsdnazz
Hi,

I've just PP'd for an assembed external one with the SD card. Now to get a new Pi!