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by walter
18 Dec 2020, 16:11
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Sell Gigatron?
Replies: 12
Views: 2501

Re: Sell Gigatron?

Is SMD cheaper? Then that might indeed be an option. It will make it harder to solder though, or you'd have to have the PCB supplier do it for you, which takes away from the whole learning experience (but that might be a choice). Beware of the Asian suppliers as I already said.. it's fine if you mak...
by walter
17 Dec 2020, 08:56
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Sell Gigatron?
Replies: 12
Views: 2501

Re: Sell Gigatron?

I wonder how you will be able to make it cheaper. Obviously, you can save on the box and the manual (the most expensive parts in the original kit). But you will need all the other components and the PCB.. and I don't think you can get it much cheaper, unless you go for refurbished components, but th...
by walter
16 Dec 2020, 22:10
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Sell Gigatron?
Replies: 12
Views: 2501

Re: Sell Gigatron?

Answered in private message. (Boils down to: there's licenses attached to the source/manual/PCB that determine what you can do.)

It will be interesting to learn what your plans are, as you say it's not the Gigatron but a derivative. Would you like to share?
by walter
01 Dec 2020, 21:41
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: List of possible Gigatron mods
Replies: 14
Views: 3471

Re: List of possible Gigatron mods

One of the first customers is a chess enthusiast who has built several special purpose computers for this task. He was planning on changing some opcodes to facilitate his chess program, but I believe he hasn't come around to doing this yet.
by walter
12 Nov 2020, 09:18
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Video Poker
Replies: 10
Views: 2498

Re: Video Poker

I played it as well. It's hard to stop but eventually I ran out of money :)

I've added Video Poker to the sticky posting about all projects.
by walter
05 Nov 2020, 07:52
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Finding parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5043

Re: Verified: Mouser BOM (Orderable parts list)

at67 wrote: 05 Nov 2020, 05:53 There is a limited amount of time that posts remain editable, I think it's 7 days, (Walter would know).
20.000 minutes. I've removed the limit.
by walter
01 Nov 2020, 10:59
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: In memoriam Marcel
Replies: 19
Views: 10218

Re: In memoriam Marcel

Marcel and I dreamt about Steve Wozniak to have a Gigatron. After all, the whole concept of creating hardware as simple as possible, using some clever design tricks, and creating a virtual machine in software, were inspired by Woz' work on designing the Apple (1). Just before Marcel passed away, I s...
by walter
21 Oct 2020, 13:26
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Finding parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5043

Re: Finding parts?

The original kit included exactly that part, also from Mouser. So it will work.
by walter
09 Oct 2020, 07:16
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Finding parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5043

Re: Finding parts?

No, I don't.

We never made a 4-layer board, it was Dave from EEVblog that made it.
by walter
08 Oct 2020, 16:34
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Finding parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5043

Re: Finding parts?

Oh, wow.. JLCPCB charges €23 for 5 boards including shipping to the Netherlands.

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