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About dwestbury

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  • Birthday 05/28/1970

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  1. dwestbury

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    The case closes nicely with the JST-XH PCB connectors tucked nearly in place..
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    I've also been working on a newer panel design, based on the original art uploaded by @listen202
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    Early on it was tough to find the right C64-style power switches, but after a bit of research I found quite a few reliable sources.
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    IMHO - Nothing beats the sound of real 8580 R5s
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    Adafruit sells a nice RGB Character display, which conveniently places power for the RED backlighting on pin 16.. You can wire up pins 17 and 18 as well to mix in multiple color varieties... https://www.adafruit.com/product/499
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    These longer 300mm JST-Xh cables turned out to be too cumbersome to work with. I eventually went with 100mm, which are perfect for the job...
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    I decided to go with 22nf polyester film capacitors, because these are said to be the best match for 8580 SIDs (e.g., "Wilba's favorites", see the analysis in the forum post below)
  8. UPDATE: NKK Switches are making a "perfect" replacement for the C64-style power switch (M2022TXW41-FA). It's available in stock from Mouser and Digikey... https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/633-M2022TXW41-FA https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/nkk-switches/M2022TXW41-FA/2105635 Cheers
  9. Been waiting for more than 4 months for these SwinSID Ultimates (e.g., the Unicorn of SID clones) to show up from Poly.play... You'll notice there's quite a bit of tech jammed into these bad boys, from the top-to-the-bottom, and on both sides... I count two MCUs (an Atmel Mega 168PA and an ATtiny85), plus a Xilinx CPLD (like a small FPGA). Then there's that massive crystal oscillator (the SG615)... They may be 'a touch over engineered', but perhaps we should just let the actual sound be the judge... I decided it would be easiest (and
  10. I had a drive crash and lost the Kicad project, but I still have the slightly modified DXF file that I worked on, which was derived from Listen202's version. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtmSvwylfFJagkpl5QlWo9tIUbJ0?e=mamgPG Working with DXF's in KiCAD requires several steps: 1) In the KICAD PCB tool, you'll import Listen202's DXF file into the Edge.cuts layer 2) make sure to size it properly, (approx. 232.3mm x 163.2mm) 3) Delete all of the graphics from this layer, but keep all of the holes and cutouts, since this will act as the drills layer 4) Import Listen202's DXF fi
  11. Looks like you're making progress. Seeing the boot-up message on your LCD obviously confirms that MIOS and the SID firmware are active. I ran those PICs in my own MB-6582 for more than 24 hours, with all the SID engines going and there were no hiccups. All the communications test with MIOS were solid (programming firmware to each PIC, multiple test runs of installing patches to the banksticks, etc.). Each core responded well to control surface tweaks and changes as well. It seems unlikely that you would be having issues with the PICs themselves now. Do you mean that you sol
  12. Hi! Would you be willing/able to build another MB-6582 on commission? I am on the lookout and your gallery immediately caught my eye. Cheers :)

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    I'm using power supply Option-E, which is brilliantly simple and clean to implement..
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    Figuring out how to get my PICs properly flashed was quite a learning experience. If not for the patience and fearless support in these forums, I would surely have many bruises on my head from banging it into the wall ;-)
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    Figuring out how to get my PICs properly flashed was quite a learning experience. If not for the patience and fearless support in these forums, I would surely have many bruises on my head from banging it into the wall ;-)
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