Half a night of soldering later...

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ferdy
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Half a night of soldering later...

Post by ferdy » 19 Jan 2020, 18:43

Many thanks to Marcel & Walter... It was big fun to solder that beautiful kit and finally seeing the blinkenlights working. A quick test of the kit was performed an I played a round of snake so far. Pictures of that may follow.

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at67
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Re: Half a night of soldering later...

Post by at67 » 20 Jan 2020, 00:48

Great pics, it seems like you took your time and enjoyed the experience.

When I built mine I had a horrible dose of the Flu and I tried to rip through it in a couple of hours, it ended up taking about 3 hours, somehow miraculously worked first power up and then sidelined me in bed for the next 48 hours.

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Marco
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Re: Half a night of soldering later...

Post by Marco » 20 Jan 2020, 10:37

Very nice!

It's very addictive (but I don't need help ;) ).

ferdy
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Re: Half a night of soldering later...

Post by ferdy » 21 Jan 2020, 17:50

at67 wrote:
20 Jan 2020, 00:48
Great pics, it seems like you took your time and enjoyed the experience.
Yeah, I enjoy the soldering, the smell, some good synthwave in the background and a good cocktail FTW. I'm not the most experienced in electronics, so it took me from 11PM to 4AM in the morning including a short test.

... and don't specifically look at the diodes soldering. ;)

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marcelk
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Re: Half a night of soldering later...

Post by marcelk » 21 Jan 2020, 19:59

ferdy wrote:
21 Jan 2020, 17:50
it took me from 11PM to 4AM in the morning
That reminds me of constructing the breadboard version of what later became the Gigatron (except that there were several such nights over the course of almost two months :D). That was just three years ago now, but seems so far in the past now.

jbailey
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Re: Half a night of soldering later...

Post by jbailey » 21 Jan 2020, 23:39

So how long before you start the breadboard for the Teratron? :D

But seriously it’s impressive how expandable this system has been: SPI, SD cards, different vCPU cores... very cool.

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