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by jbailey
21 Nov 2020, 10:54
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My Gigatron! It very almost works! (Help!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

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

When programming the Pluggy McPlugface's Tiny85, which version of the firmware did you use? When I programmed mine, I found that "BabelFish.ATtiny85_v1.bin" worked well the non- V1 version didn't. Also be sure to set the programmable fuses when programming this chip to the following values: fuses_lo...
by jbailey
05 Nov 2020, 05:09
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Finding parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 3223

Verified: Mouser BOM (Orderable parts list)

This post removed as I was able to update the one above.
by jbailey
22 Oct 2020, 04:52
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Finding parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 3223

Mouser BOM (Orderable parts list)

Hello fellow Future Gigatron hackers, I wanted to create another Gigatron W/Pluggy McPlugFace. Since the official kits are no longer available, I made a Mouser BOM based on Walter Belgers BOM (dated 20200623). However I did have to make a couple of substitutions: LED: Same manufacture and nearly the...
by jbailey
20 Oct 2020, 03:11
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Finding parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 3223

Re: Finding parts?

Thanks Walter! I think I may have found a surplus spot with the crystals. There are here if anyone else is on the hunt for parts: https://www.radwell.com/en-US/Buy/CTS%20CORPORATION/CTS%20CORPORATION/MP062E/ I'll try building the resistor array and see what happens. Thanks for such a quick response...
by jbailey
20 Aug 2020, 21:40
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Anyone got one for sale?
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

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: 3510

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: 120
Views: 40422

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: 4387

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: 4285

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: 4270

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...