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by Dave
Mon May 22, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: CST Thor 1
Replies: 41
Views: 2723

Re: CST Thor 1

Do you have a copy of the Thor manual around there somewhere? I know it says something about this.

It could also be a problem decoding addresses so the ROM content is valid but the ROM addressing is faulty, so it reads mush?
by Dave
Mon May 22, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ethernet...
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Ethernet...

One of the advantages of being a former Silicon Labs contractor is.... getting $300 of components for $120.

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Looks like this is moving from "nice to think about" to "in development." I have the expensive parts. I just don't have the logic.
by Dave
Mon May 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New QL backplane.
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: New QL backplane.

Then what happens is I say $30, for example, and I get the equivalent of $25.87 in some random currency. When I convert that to US$ they take another cut and I actually get $23.96, so I just lost $6.04. I either have to insist on just receiving $, and passing the exchange costs onto the person, or j...
by Dave
Mon May 22, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New QL backplane.
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: New QL backplane.

Hehe... Before, I got burned by people taking advantage of the ever-changing exchange rates. The dollar was doing strange things. It cost me about 15% on some orders, which since I'm now doing this on a hobby/non-profit basis and I don't want to pad the prices.... best to just give the price in all ...
by Dave
Mon May 22, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New QL backplane.
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: New QL backplane.

I tell you what guy, I'll send you these ones, and if you find the connectors too tight a fit in the top row, I'll send you replacements from the next batch at no charge. Sound fair?
by Dave
Mon May 22, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Discussion about connecting RASPI to QL
Replies: 18
Views: 832

Re: Discussion about connecting RASPI to QL

As the GPIO is 3.3V and QL is 5V some interfacing has to take place. For Example by using 74LVX245 ICs. Thats why I am so keen on any Information about buffered QL backplanes. It's not easy to figure out the possible ways how the bus can be used (directionwise) because I guess while "normal&qu...
by Dave
Sun May 21, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New QL backplane.
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: New QL backplane.

I've assembled a couple and done the needed testing. I also spent last night writing a manual. It is moderately cute, mildly amusing and horrendously terse. There are photos. So now the long haul as I assemble and test TWENTY of them. That leaves EIGHT blank PCBs for those who want to install their ...
by Dave
Sun May 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

I'd be interested in making a few of these so they're available to those that want them. If you evolve the design to where you're confident the hardware is solid, would you be interested in having me make a batch of 25? I'm sure a few would sell right away. This does solve a major problem many of us...
by Dave
Sat May 20, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: CST Thor 1
Replies: 41
Views: 2723

Re: CST Thor 1

Mine's never shown me video output, so your guess is as good as mine ;)
by Dave
Sat May 20, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: CST Thor 1
Replies: 41
Views: 2723

Re: CST Thor 1

Following with interest - my Thor is nicely etched like this too. I stopped it progressing but I haven't repaired everything. It boots, but can't get the display image out.

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