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exxos wrote: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:45 am
PhilC wrote: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:00 am Looking good. On track for November still then?
yeah, I'm just doing a bit of manual routing here and there.
Careful or you will end up like I did, trying to route the whole board ;)
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Icky wrote: Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:13 pm Careful or you will end up like I did, trying to route the whole board ;)
Yeah, got a month, so probably :lol: Got PSU's to build up next week anyway.
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Doing a bit more routing, but its at the point where its starts getting really complicated now. I'm ripping up sections I already routed as I found better paths to link stuff up. Hopefully it will free up some area to route the more problematical signals.

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Still routing away.. Found a "short" between the DMA and the shifter blue lines :roll: That came about as I used "B0" in the DMA buffers chips, and "B0" for BLUE 0 on the shifter :lol: :roll: Probably would have been a good fault though.. in that the floppy drive only works when blue isn't being displayed on the screen or something :lol:

Routing getting hard now. having to rip up loads of tracks and juggle to just route 1 now. Its got to the point of more like 1 or 2 track routes per hour now :(

Made a lot of progress though.. about 50% more done than last week.

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As a side note, The low profile RTC boards are not forgotten about, neither are the TOS206 boards (which will be a replacement for the T-boards)

RTC

https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 400#p24736


206 ROM board.

https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 206#p22501


CHEAPO VGA ADAPTER

https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 206#p22584


I'm going to try and finish some of these projects over x-mas.
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exxos wrote: Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:11 pm I'm going to try and finish some of these projects over x-mas.
Famous last words. I am sure another project will pop up to distract you. ;)
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Icky wrote: Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:31 pm Famous last words. I am sure another project will pop up to distract you. ;)
Yeah 99% sure that will be the case.
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Think the routing tool is on LSD again...

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Busy routing for 11 hours straight :stars:

There was some DRC issues which should be fixed now.. at least on the part shown. I still need to sort out the GLUE to CPU wires yet..

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I'm going to try and start doing some PSU builds tomorrow.. famous last words...
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exxos wrote: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:45 pm I'm going to try and start doing some PSU builds tomorrow.. famous last words...
Yeah too right - you will still be battling the routing bugs and lose another 11 hours of tomorrow.
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