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by cheshirenoir
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 72
Views: 1361

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: 72
Views: 1361

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: 72
Views: 1361

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: 72
Views: 1361

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: 72
Views: 1361

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...
by cheshirenoir
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 72
Views: 1361

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

Well, the PCBs are here. Haven't had a chance to solder them up yet, but they're looking pretty sweet. The keyboard section one will definitely need another spin. The joystick part looks OK? Guess we'll find out this weekend :-D IMG20220804204540.jpg Keyboard section. The button spacing is off and I...
by cheshirenoir
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I may have done something silly.
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: I may have done something silly.

OKM I have thrown the current version here: https://github.com/cheshirenoir/CreatiV ... alKeyboard

Once I have some $$$ I'll probably build one of these. Can't afford too many projects at once :-)

John
by cheshirenoir
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I may have done something silly.
Replies: 3
Views: 67

I may have done something silly.

I had some spare time, and wanted to play some more with KiCAD, so I sat down and designed a mechanical keyboard. Schottky diodes for key isolation. As many keys mapped "sanely" as I could to a modern layout. I've no plans on actually manufacturing it at this point. It's $22USD for the PCBs and $60U...
by cheshirenoir
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Introduce yourself!
Topic: Thank you for the ad Luca
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Thank you for the ad Luca

Hey kakaboy. Welcome to the channel. Memories of shopping in Myers (Or at least, wandering around to stare at the systems I could never afford) for computers brings back positive memories for me too. Scouter3d and I are working on solutions to your controller issues. I think we'll start having answe...
by cheshirenoir
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 72
Views: 1361

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

I'm excited that we may have more than one solution coming for the old controllers. :-)

Crossing my fingers for you, TOM.

John