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by jbailey
04 Jan 2020, 06:44
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 40
Views: 1989

Re: Pluggy Reloaded

I built and flashed two of the Pluggy Reloaded kits (picture below), and they worked on the first attempt. This is a very nice upgrade to the Pluggy family, thank you for making this available. Next up is to 3D print the case :D

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by jbailey
02 Jan 2020, 07:58
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 40
Views: 1989

Re: Pluggy Reloaded

In addition to the advice mentioned above, are you getting errors on one of the "include xxx.h" lines? If so make sure you put all of the other files from the \BabelFish directory into your same project folder. This code also makes use of some of the code base from the original Pluggy McPlug Face. T...
by jbailey
05 Sep 2019, 00:07
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Sprite Painter -- practicing GCL
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Sprite Painter -- practicing GCL

I believe GCL stands for Gigatron Control Language
by jbailey
03 Jun 2019, 22:34
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: 500+
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: 500+

500 kits shipped is a big accomplishment itself. However I suspect the bigger one is the ratio of kits assembled and working vs abandoned attempts. I always hear how a lot of electronic kit projects have a 25-40% failure rate. I suspect yours is exceedingly low with the excellent manual, step by ste...
by jbailey
16 Apr 2019, 21:36
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: 10MHz, 12.5MHz and Beyond!
Replies: 24
Views: 3712

Re: 10MHz and Beyond!

If you do get the time to make a modification it would be great if you made a user/program settable option. So you could decided upon more “user” code execution time vs VGA resolution as the application needs dictate.
by jbailey
07 Mar 2019, 02:57
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Expansion bus
Replies: 87
Views: 10036

Re: Expansion bus

With all of the work on getting an SPI interface implemented, have you considered the ability to tie two Gigatrons together over an SPI port. Then have one dedicated to Video, Audio, and the other acting and the CPU and serial IO? This would be a very cool way to get a really fast computer from a se...
by jbailey
06 Mar 2019, 01:31
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Keyboard not always recognized.
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Keyboard not always recognized.

I had issues too, it found that a higher amperage rated USB cord solved my problems too. I found that many USB/PS2 keyboards are using very minimal cable. So when both are paired together you get a lot of DC loss. One or the other is fine but both together were causing my issues.
by jbailey
11 Jan 2019, 01:38
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Registration settings updated
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Registration settings updated

Doom.... I’d be happy for Wolfenstein 3D, now if you really want to push your luck how about Descent :D
by jbailey
26 Nov 2018, 15:37
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Pluggy McPlugface
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Pluggy McPlugface

Thank you for that detailed explanation. At first I wasn’t waiting long enough as I figured something was wrong but I couldn’t find an assembly error. Then I noticed the delay, it’s varies a bit but is consistent. It may be helpful to publish a few recommendations for keyboards that are low power (a...
by jbailey
26 Nov 2018, 06:39
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy McPlugface PS/2 adapter is available
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

Re: Pluggy McPlugface PS/2 adapter is available

Has anyone tried to plug an USB keyboard to the adapter, using this kind of converter? I see no a priori reason why it wouldn't work, even though I haven't tested such devices yet. There must be a microcontroller in that plug as well because USB and PS/2 are completely unrelated protocols. But from...