Gigatron Black Edition from France

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Zebulon
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Gigatron Black Edition from France

Post by Zebulon »

Hello to the Gigatron community and my best wishes for this new year 2022!

I am an electronic and retro-computing (8-bit maximum) enthusiast. I recently discovered the Gigatron TTL and was more than keen to assemble one and see the result by myself.

So I ordered and just received the kit from Budgetronics. Fast shipping, good packaging the black PCB is really beautiful:
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I hope to regularly post good news on my progress of the assembly process. Meanwhile I am reading about everything that the community has produced already around this computer and I am amazed to see the creativity and professionalism of those developments.

Stay tuned for further news. :D
Hans61
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Re: Gigatron Black Edition from France

Post by Hans61 »

Congratulations and welcome. My first one was also from Budgettronics and also black. You shouldn't have any problems building it. I wish you success.
Zebulon
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Re: Gigatron Black Edition from France

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Many thanks for the kind words. I have seen your post with the wooden box and also the board that you have mounted with plexiglass panels and blue leds. I find it cool this way. How thick are the panels, 5 mm?
Hans61
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Re: Gigatron Black Edition from France

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It was hobby glass (acrylic) from the hardware store 25x50cm 4mm thick. A year ago it was still available for € 4.99. I cut a plate into 3 equal parts. So two plates became a simple protection for 3 Gigatron's.
Zebulon
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Re: Gigatron Black Edition from France

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Thanks for the details. I will have a look at my store.
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