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by walter
15 May 2021, 14:19
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: I have some problems with my gigatron.
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: I have some problems with my gigatron.

You can check by rubbing some acetone on it. If the text disappears, they are rebranded. Buying several and them all having exactly the same numbers is also a giveaway. Plenty of video's on the subject on YouTube. E.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12u_hBkHB88 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9nas...
by walter
23 Apr 2021, 18:08
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: New Gigatron with 128K expansion. Boots from SD!
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: New Gigatron with 128K expansion. Boots from SD!

Funny you should post this today. I also just soldered and installed the expansion today. I had to wait for a new programmer to arrive, I had a TL866 but that cannot program these GALs. So I got a TL866IIplus, but this turned out to be problematic.. I ordered in China, but made sure to use a seller ...
by walter
21 Mar 2021, 15:31
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Ye Olde Gigatron and Gigatronski
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Re: Ye Olde Gigatron and Gigatronski

In my brain there is a connection between "ZIF socket" and "green". So although my eyes are working fine, I incorrectly called it green. It is aqua.
by walter
20 Mar 2021, 14:38
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Ye Olde Gigatron and Gigatronski
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Re: Ye Olde Gigatron and Gigatronski

I had ordered some stuff for lb's expansion board. Instead of paying €20 for shipping, I decided to order some nice ZIF sockets to replace the big green ones, e.g. on Ye Olde Gigatron, so the shipping was free (or the ZIF sockets were free, depending how you look at it). First, getting the old one o...
by walter
16 Mar 2021, 09:08
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: New vCPU instructions 2.0
Replies: 77
Views: 4478

Re: New vCPU instructions 2.0

Nice work. It's a lot of time these kind of things take, especially if you really think them through well, as you did.
by walter
11 Mar 2021, 08:27
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: A monthly Gigatron meetup on Zoom.
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: A monthly Gigatron meetup on Zoom.

Same here. I love the name :-)
by walter
02 Mar 2021, 16:07
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: New Gigatron with 128K expansion. Boots from SD!
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: New Gigatron with 128K expansion. Boots from SD!

Thanks Leon!
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by walter
28 Feb 2021, 20:18
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: And again a new Gigatron fan
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: And again a new Gigatron fan

Wow, lots of soldering! But I also enjoy soldering. My latest project was this one: https://www.tindie.com/products/kilpela ... r-arduino/

Soldering *and* weaving cores, fun!

And thanks so much for your offer to send PCBs to add to my 'shrine'! I'll send a DM.
by walter
28 Feb 2021, 15:21
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: And again a new Gigatron fan
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: And again a new Gigatron fan

Hi Hans,

You made three of them right away? (Black, blue, orange)

Your wooden box is nice, nicely build.

Darn, now I want a blue and orange PCB for my collection of Gigatron stuff :)
by walter
18 Feb 2021, 08:31
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: New Gigatron with 128K expansion. Boots from SD!
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: New Gigatron with 128K expansion. Boots from SD!

Nice to see this. Although I think putting SMD there is a bit cheating with the whole retro concept, I like how you've hidden that from view :)
Btw that's a nice DIP40 socket you have in there.