Video connector un-f*ck

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DHL just brought these...
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If any UK/EU people want one please let me know in a PM.. but please, everywhere else in the world (USA, OZ etc) order the PCB from OSH if you want one, it will be cheaper and quicker than me sending them to you ( I only have 8 PCBs, oddly the price shot up drastically if ordering more :roll: )
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They look good.

Be nice to have one but I'm going to keep the dedicated cable for now, so maybe more beneficial for the guys who haven't finished building yet.
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Forgottenmyname wrote: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:20 pm They look good.

Be nice to have one but I'm going to keep the dedicated cable for now, so maybe more beneficial for the guys who haven't finished building yet.
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Pinned up and ready to go. Just need to solder onto board and put cable back to normal.

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Where do you even get header pins that long! Looking good though. Might have to do that myself at some point as I'd much rather use the ube than this old crt..
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Icky wrote: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:54 am Pinned up and ready to go. Just need to solder onto board and put cable back to normal.
Nice! hopefully we won't need a unf*ck board for the unf*ck board :lol:
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Forgottenmyname wrote: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:19 am Where do you even get header pins that long!
I brought huge boxes of them from https://www.toby.co.uk/ years ago.. They seem to reduce their ranges as time goes on though :(
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Fair enough. I can probably 3d print a spacer to go round them to add a bit of extra stability if required?
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Forgottenmyname wrote: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:33 am Fair enough. I can probably 3d print a spacer to go round them to add a bit of extra stability if required?
Probably need some sort of peg / pillar under the socket part down to the board for stability.

The pins are quite rigid. I cut each header using pliers to keep the plastic on the end and soldered each one on individually. Then pulled the plastic off so I could fit the next one. That gave me an easy way to keep them all level. I found the GND pins needed a lot more solder and heat to get them in place.

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Ok, I can probably do that, so a box round the main bank of pins, and then the same round the ground pins, probably like an offset figure 8.
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