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by bmwtcu
02 Jan 2021, 11:15
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 97
Views: 34550

Re: Pluggy Reloaded

Hi I built my own pluggy reloaded in the end, thanks. I wanted to be able to view and load the SD files into the Gigatron without a PC - so apologies if this has already been done. I have been hacking about with the BabelFish.ino to allow the SD files to be displayed in the loader screen (via ALT-F...
by bmwtcu
02 Jan 2021, 10:26
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: rC3 talk in German
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: rC3 talk in German

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKX4DSX9axw

English translation version. I can't speak to the quality of the translation, but it's there...
by bmwtcu
27 Dec 2020, 17:44
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Merry Christmas and a happy 2020!
Replies: 5
Views: 2159

Re: Merry Christmas and a happy 2020!

Nice! (Belated) Merry Christmas to all!
by bmwtcu
24 Dec 2020, 01:49
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Sell Gigatron?
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Sell Gigatron?

I believe the files were for Kicad 4. I recall that the first time you open it, you need to jump through some hoops to update library shapes, but I remember it being fairly automated and then you can save it as a Kicad 5 project. I think it was something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOM6bf5X...
by bmwtcu
16 Dec 2020, 02:14
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Gigatron ASIC?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

Re: Gigatron ASIC?!?

Cool, thanks at67! I'll give it a shot to see if it fits.
by bmwtcu
15 Dec 2020, 21:38
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Gigatron ASIC?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

Re: Gigatron ASIC?!?

Minor update on this. I missed the 11/30 shuttle. I was dependent on OpenRAM to generate the 64kx16 "ROM" and 64kx8 RAM for the design, but unfortunately they are still ironing out bugs and OpenRAM was not working at the time that the shuttle was launched. I tried to implement it in DFFs and the des...
by bmwtcu
21 Nov 2020, 22:28
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My Gigatron! It very almost works! (Help!)
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: My Gigatron! It very almost works! (Help!)

Marcel had originally designed the Gigatron to support a 74LS244 which would be a drop in replacement for the 74HC595 IC to do the same thing being proposed above. The software doesn't even have to be modified to support sampling the 8 (parallel) push-buttons as long as you adhere to the same order ...
by bmwtcu
04 Nov 2020, 00:03
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Gigatron ASIC?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

Re: Gigatron ASIC?!?

The NRE goes up exponentially with smaller nodes, but the older nodes are still reasonably cost effective. Regretfully, I never did get very far with this. While I do have a working prototype on FPGA, and got the OpenLANE toolchain installed, things suddenly got a lot busier at work starting August....
by bmwtcu
08 Oct 2020, 23:42
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Finding parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 2446

Re: Finding parts?

Walter, would you happen to still have the gerbers for the 4-layer variant of the PCB? Thanks!
by bmwtcu
05 Oct 2020, 11:40
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Finding parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 2446

Re: Finding parts?

I believe OSHPark makes you PCBs in any color, as long as it's purple.