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by cheshirenoir
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 70
Views: 1262

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

OK all the pads it is, then :-) I'm personally only going to populate a handful of pads. As I have had to give up on compatibility with overlays, I'll make sure everything is labelled on the PCB. I'm going to use standard SMD Tac switches as they're commonly available, cheap and robust. Still need a...
by cheshirenoir
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How do new users sign up these days?
Replies: 0
Views: 14

How do new users sign up these days?

Hey Folks,
I've been posting about the controllers I've been working on over on StalkerBook, and pointing people here.
I know some people want to join. Is the correct procedure these days just to "click on the Contact Us" button? I can't actually see any way of signing up for new members.

John
by cheshirenoir
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 70
Views: 1262

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

I'd cut it down to make it simpler to build :-) 10 switches, 20 SMD diodes vs 24 switches, 46 SMD diodes. I'm going to move the diodes to the top of the PCB, use larger footprint diodes and larger SMD switches on the next version. If there's definitely demand for all 24 switches, I'll make the pads ...
by cheshirenoir
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 70
Views: 1262

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

Quick question:
If I only implemented Shift, left arrow, control, 1, Q, A, B, G, T and 6 (which is enough to play all the non keyboard games I'm aware of), would that be enough for people?

John
by cheshirenoir
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 70
Views: 1262

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

Haha! I've been playing Crazy Chicky! The controls are sideways, which is interesting. No idea what went wrong there. The buttons work, except the one where I pulled the pad clean off the PCB. (Oversized diodes mounted on a tiny SMD pad.) It ain't pretty but it proves the concept is valid! Oh, and i...
by cheshirenoir
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 70
Views: 1262

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

OK I had a few hours spare this morning and I have done some investigation. I have rapidly moved from "Why doesn't this work?" to "How did this ever work?" I'm going to have to do a complete respin of all the PCBs. All need revision and another spin. It looks like the Schematics, at least, are fine....
by cheshirenoir
Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 70
Views: 1262

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

Not entirely sure what the problem was. I set it all up to test and it worked. At the time of the first issue, I had a huge pile of other projects I was working on, so it was probably something minor :-) My plan for this week is to start testing all the connections and see where I went wrong with th...
by cheshirenoir
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 70
Views: 1262

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

I'd definitely be holding off for now. There's at least one respin I need to do on all four pieces. Unfortunately it takes time and money to develop these things.

I'm most concerned about the lower keyboard piece. I'm just not sure why it didn't work.

John
by cheshirenoir
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 70
Views: 1262

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

@Mamejay, it's not a straight membrane replacement. The joystick part is. The keyboard part isn't. I haven't worked out how we could do the keyboard part as a straight up BTW an update. I got the Wizzard working again and... The Joystick part works perfectly! Wooooot! Unfortunately there's still a p...
by cheshirenoir
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 70
Views: 1262

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

Just had a bit of a setback, everyone :-( Spent over 7 hours working on this today. Couldn't get the right diodes so kludged in some much bigger diodes. Finally got it into a state where I was ready to plug it in and... The Wizzard isn't working. I turn it on, but get no picture or sound. (Maybe the...