Look what's arrived!

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Look what's arrived!

Post by cheshirenoir » Tue Nov 01, 2022 4:33 am

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Will this round of PCBs work? We'll find out soon I hope.
I'll need to go and buy some more SMD diodes and switches but there's nothing wrong I can see so far

With a tail wind and some luck, we should know by next Monday whether this is actually a viable solution or not :-D

Excited!

John
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Re: Look what's arrived!

Post by Scouter3d » Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:50 am

Cool!
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Post by cheshirenoir » Tue Nov 01, 2022 1:34 pm

OK I couldn't leave well alone enough.

Cut up a set and fitted them to see how well they'd go.

The tolerances? They're really tight. It needed a little cleanup with a jeweler's file to be a perfect fit, but only a few seconds of work. You could use a nail file if that's all you had.

We'll find out this weekend whether it actually works I guess :-D

John
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Re: Look what's arrived!

Post by Mobsie » Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:38 pm

Amazing 👍👍 can’t wait your next update
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Re: Look what's arrived!

Post by cheshirenoir » Sat Nov 05, 2022 6:01 am

...and it does NOT work :-(

Up and down are fine but none of the buttons are working. That's interesting because they WERE working on the last version :-/

The good news is that the fit of those controllers is excellent! I can tweak it some to make it better, but it's tweaking.

I need to sit down and trace out where I went wrong... What a pain!

Oh well. All part of the design process I guess.

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Post by Scouter3d » Sat Nov 05, 2022 7:32 am

Hi Chesh, what a pitty! Hang in there! Cheers, TOM:0)
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Post by cheshirenoir » Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:15 pm

OK, so I know I haven't posted for a while. You can blame me getting FOUR Tandy CoCo2s and fixing them :-D
BUT I did do some checking. I traced all the wires and they had connectivity through. That meant there was a mistake in my design.

Having a look at the schematics showed me where I'd gone wrong. I'd swapped a pair of connectors!

So I desoldered and resoldered everything. Tomorrow I'll pull out the Creativision, check that I haven't blown up the controller, and then test the bodged connection.
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Crossing fingers now...

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Post by Scouter3d » Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:24 pm

Cool!
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Post by cheshirenoir » Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:17 am

OK so I STILL have a bug somewhere. I need to do some more sanity work on this.
Back to the schematics...

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Re: Look what's arrived!

Post by cheshirenoir » Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:43 pm

OK so I have definitely stuffed up something here. even shorting the 3 pins together doesn't work. I'm going to need to sit down and work out where my schematic got corrupted and start there. At this point I don't trust it at all.
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