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About frailn

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  • Birthday 05/21/1968

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  1. I love the case mods on this person's website. Great ideas! Especially the mod with the wood end-cheeks on a C-64 case. Brilliant! :thumbsup:
  2. I'm calling it quits for this weekend. Everything was going fine with testing Slave CORE 3, then suddenly, the LCD went double-bar on me. I stopped working on CORE 3, and went back to do SID test tone on CORE's 1 and 2, and now they are dead. Me thinks there is a bigger problem going on, farther back near the power supply. Now I have 2 out of five PIC's that display the double-bar syndrome. One of them does so in CORE's 1 and 3, when I swap them. SO...I'm stopping for a few days and come back with a fresh approach.
  3. UPDATE on Troubleshooting the first Slave Core/SID section. (CORE_2). Original issue: U2_SID2 Failure: Test Tone App. No tone on PIN 8 -> PIN 27 test. As noted in my last post, was able to visually verify all components were correctly installed and resoldered a few bad spots. Board inspection revealed a couple of spots where there might be shorts, and I cleaned them up. However, none of the trouble shooting fixed the original issue I decided the issue must be with the CORE PIC, itself. I pulled out a spare core - actually the first MIDIbox module I built a couple of years ago! I
  4. Troubleshooting the first Slave Core/SID section. (CORE_2). Not quite there yet, but getting close. U2_SID2 Failure: Test Tone App. No tone on PIN 8 -> PIN 27 test. Trouble Shooting Steps: 1. Yes tone on PIN 27 -> U1_SID2 PIN 8. Audio Out on U2_SID2 eliminated as an issue. 2. Interconnections Test: Uploaded to core successfully, according to MIOS Studio. Still can't read LCD (black bars). 3. Noticed that PIC Is warm, other PICS are not warm. Pulled PIC. 4. CORE_2 Visual Part Check: R1_CORE2 - Brown/Black/Brown/Gold: 100 ohm Resistor - CHECK. Passes multimeter te
  5. Finally got around to finishing my MB-6582 baseboard this weekend. Wife was gone ALL DAY, so finally got some man-cave time. Running into some issues, so I've been digging around the forum for testing and troubleshooting advice. I'm outlining my issues below, and will head off to bed. Tommorow, I will start checking the board for errors or issues. Here is what I have so far: 1. All capacitors are oriented properly. 2. I will check to ensure I have installed the correct resistors in the right places tomorrow. 3. Here are the symptoms: U1_CORE1 - GOOD, currently running MB6582 ver
  6. frailn

    [S] MB6582

    Will you consider parting out, or do you want to sell this in one transaction to one person? Also, could not get to the images. You can upload them to this forum, if you like. Error You want to download the following file: http://rapidshare.co...257614/6582.rar | 3188 KB Currently a lot of users are downloading files. Please try again in 2 minutes or become a Premium member Please note, the server is not going to check again within the next 2 minutes if downloading is possible again. To provide a fair platform, all user get the same options. Your last attempt was 13 seconds ago.
  7. Found a web article from some guys that tried SMT soldering reflow techniques using a toaster oven. Seems to have been successful. I may try test this with some old junk boards. If I can get it to work, I may use this technique on the gm5x5x5, and eventually MBFM. Have you seen my new soldering Iron?
  8. Ankage? Is that what you call pretty ankles on a beautiful woman? As in, "check out that ankage!"
  9. I can't answer your question about parts. But, the fact that the developer's headset is only $500 is a testament to how far technology has come. Technology like this used to only belong to the realm of governments and major universities who had tens of thousands of dollars to spend. The possibilities are enormous. Imagine a club where the music was created by the combined brain wave patterns of everyone in the room. Would you create software the mixed the music? OR could there be an interface for a DJ to combine all the elements into a flow. What about mixing this with wearable elect
  10. Smithy, I put together the Mouser list on the wiki page this morning using the US Mouser site. If you would like to compare your list against mine maybe we can merge together the best options. I bet we probably chose different parts in some cases. EDIT: I really like the jumpers I chose because they are RED like the PCB. :)
  11. Wilba's bulk order is not complete. According to the monstrously long thread on this project: The "big" bulk order is yet to come. It will coincide with DougWellington's case design. The two small bulk orders to-date were for those wishing to build their own case and order their own front panel. You can still get on the list on the wiki page. Not sure about CV part of your question. You might want to ask Wilba.
  12. http://blog.ponoko.c...able-in-the-eu/ So now you can choose to get your products made and delivered from the USA, New Zealand or Germany. It’s another small step in solving a big problem with product manufacturing – the cost of shipping around the world. It’s great news. It means EU-based creators will pay just a fraction of the shipping costs which has made ordering products from our US and Pacific-based making hubs prohibitive. For example the cost of shipping a P1 size of 3mm thick plastic sheet of material to anywhere in Germany will plummet by about 85% to around just US
  13. I sold my Prophet64 / C64 for $350 USD two years ago via eBay. And it didn't have the screen mod, like this one. Just some knobs and SID2SID and red paint. But, I don't think there will be any interested buyers on this board. Not when you can build an MB-6582 with 8 sids for much less cost.
  14. If you don't want to wait for this bulk order, try ordering your panels from Front Panel Express. You can find the FPE files on the Wiki page created by Wilba for the MB-6582. Or you can get in touch with julianf - he's a user on this board that is making panels for MB-6582 at a lower cost that FPE. He is located in the UK, I believe. But, you can message him here on the forum.
  15. Yeah, I would hate to see a legit dealer in vintage electronics get burned by scrupulous suppliers. I sent a note via eBay asking if the seller would post a photo of the markings from the underside of the chips. The response was "we will end the listing and relist with the picture." This will be a good find for the newer MB-6582 builders and the sammichSID builders if they are NOS 6581's. My son is getting interested in MIDIbox, so I'm considering purchasing a few of these.
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