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by jbailey
20 Aug 2020, 21:40
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Anyone got one for sale?
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Anyone got one for sale?

Be aware of that the new kits dont come with a printed manual (but the original was open sourced), the game controller, nor the wooden case. That said it looks like a viable kit and its best used with a keyboard for full functionality. If you want a game controller they can be found on verious websi...
by jbailey
28 Jul 2020, 04:44
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Issue with building my own Pluppy McPlugface
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: Issue with building my own Pluppy McPlugface

I had no end of issues with the PluggyMcPlug face adapter for the Gigatron. Since the Gigatron was the only computer I owned that used a USB keyboard, I purchased an inexpensive PS/2 keyboard. Sometimes it would work right away, other times it may initialize after 20-30 seconds. Then I had a 2nd key...
by jbailey
09 Jul 2020, 05:49
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 83
Views: 26942

Re: Pluggy Reloaded

While he has sold kits on here before, he also posted the Gerber for people who are willing to make their own kits. This give you the option of ordering PCB's from PCBway.com, JLCPCB.com or other stable manufacture. None of the parts are hard to obtain and it's an easy kit to put together. Probably ...
by jbailey
16 Jun 2020, 20:09
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Two years of kit making and Open Source Hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 3271

Re: Two years of kit making and Open Source Hardware

Thank you for keeping this computer available by open sourcing it. This is a valuable computer for learning, not to mention fun to put together and program. You both put a lot of thought, care and effort into this system. I finally got one of my co-workers to order one just before before you stopped...
by jbailey
10 Apr 2020, 04:40
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Encore un gigatron, this one from Cologne
Replies: 7
Views: 3186

Re: Encore un gigatron, this one from Cologne

Nice looking job, enjoy its a fun computer to play with. Now we have a assembler to make software using the vCPU instructions, let the fun begin.
by jbailey
04 Apr 2020, 19:20
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Using a USB keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 3280

Re: Using a USB keyboard

I too had a lot of issues with the PluggyMc Plug Face (all three of them). Since the Gigatron's were the only devices I owned that could use as PS/2 keyboard I purchased a cheap keyboard. I found it would take 30-40 seconds before it would "initialize" and work, and occasionally it just wouldn't sta...
by jbailey
22 Mar 2020, 05:48
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Two years of kit making and Open Source Hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 3271

Re: Two years of kit making and Open Source Hardware

Hello Marcel, Sorry if my previous question was bit out of bounds, and I hope you guys keep selling them. If you don't mind me asking are you guys looking to make a Gigatron v2 variant from all that you learned from your project over these years, or explore a very different architecture? I hope some...
by jbailey
21 Mar 2020, 01:36
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Two years of kit making and Open Source Hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 3271

Re: Two years of kit making and Open Source Hardware

Hello Marcel, That great you guys are willing/able to Open Source the PCB, it will be interesting to see what experiments people come up with. I want to thank you guys for this kit it was my first kit of any kind, and help me get started (with amazing documentation i might add). It been cool to see ...
by jbailey
08 Mar 2020, 07:27
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Fitting a screen inside the wooden box
Replies: 9
Views: 4848

Re: Fitting a screen inside the wooden box

It’s probably too expensive but if OLED screens would be perfect for this. They don’t need a back light, the pixels that are not turned on are mostly clear (depending one screen). Heck you could even use one of the creators demos and descriptions of operation. Then have boxes outline the appropriate...
by jbailey
02 Feb 2020, 03:15
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 83
Views: 26942

Re: Pluggy Reloaded

I received a set of Pluggy Reloaded's from the second batch yesterday... and twins were born:
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