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by walter
22 Oct 2018, 18:09
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My Gigatron (from VCFB) is alive
Replies: 1
Views: 1971

Re: My Gigatron (from VCFB) is alive

Nice work! You obviously have experience :) We let the people solder the components starting with the caps, to get some experience with soldering. More seasoned people will start with the low components, as you did. It's nice to see the defails, like lifting the PCB to the optimal position and how y...
by walter
21 Oct 2018, 18:30
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy McPlugface PS/2 adapter is available
Replies: 10
Views: 4022

Pluggy McPlugface PS/2 adapter is available

Hi, The PS/2 adapter has past the prototyping phase and is ready for sale! As seen on https://gigatron.io/?page_id=86 : Upgrading Our early adopters can get the “Plug McPlugface” PS/2 keyboard adapter mini-kit for €10,00 including shipment. We’ll throw in an EPROM loaded with ROM v3 as well. This ve...
by walter
19 Oct 2018, 16:26
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: First gigatron clone
Replies: 11
Views: 4850

Re: First gigatron clone

Nice! Hope it works. I see you also put our names on it 8-)

How does the audio IN work?
by walter
11 Oct 2018, 16:32
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: PS2 KEYBOARD INTERFACE HOUSING
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Re: PS2 KEYBOARD INTERFACE HOUSING

Nice job!

I should add that this is for the first version of the board. The later version (that has the name Pluggy McPlugface on it) is of a different size.
by walter
15 Sep 2018, 18:44
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: First gigatron clone
Replies: 11
Views: 4850

Re: First gigatron clone

Nice work, tocksin!

Yes - I want one too :-)
Obviously, we are already working on the PS/2 interface so that is an affordable way to attach a keyboard. But this PCB looks quite nice as it is!
by walter
13 Aug 2018, 19:16
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Going back to early 1975
Replies: 4
Views: 2259

Re: Going back to early 1975

You can play games while you are toasting bread! It's amazing!
by walter
29 Jun 2018, 16:37
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Double your RAM:
Replies: 6
Views: 4867

Re: Double your RAM:

Thanks for the write-up. I've doubled my RAM as well. I sacrificed a resistor to get two pieces of wire. I bent one to connect pins 2, 30 and 32 on the bottom of the socket. I bent the other to connect A15 to pin 31. The downside is that if I want to swap RAM, I need a soldering iron. ramdouble1.jpg...
by walter
28 Jun 2018, 19:00
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: PS/2 keyboard hookup with microcontroller
Replies: 14
Views: 5214

Re: PS/2 keyboard hookup with microcontroller

Cool. I just built my own. I found some old serial plugs (DB9-RJ45) of which I sacrifised one. I just added some sugru to fill the small gap next to the PS/2 connector and it looks pretty nice.
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