STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

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Count me in as a possible early adopter, I have a second STE already running the TOS switcher.

I'd possibly even be prepared to try building it :o
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:21 pm I's possibly even be prepared to try building it :o
:lol: now, if I would wish anyone this world of pain to assemble themselves... :twisted: :lol:
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exxos wrote: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:26 pm :lol: now, if I would wish anyone this world of pain to assemble themselves... :twisted: :lol:
Well, you know me, always a sucker for a good soldering project !!

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New dual tos board assembled tested and working :) I got a couple of sample chips for the "UBE Switch" so some point I need to test that out as well :)

Switch connects to the reset line so that pressing the reset button twice or something switches the TOS version.. Honestly can't remember how it works now :lol: ??

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3 tested and working.. 2 will go to my guinea pig testers :lol:


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Nicely done sir.

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exxos wrote: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:04 pm 3 tested and working.. 2 will go to my guinea pig testers :lol:



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Forgottenmyname wrote: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:02 pm Those poor poor souls. I hope they still have hair left after the weekend, :D
Depends if you guys bend any of the pins or not ;)
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Guinea pig no.2 checking in.

The cup goes in really easy once the pins are lined up. And the spacer makes the whole thing sit with about 2mm of cpu pin showing between the socket and the booster board.

I'm assembling the fast rom board next.

On the booster can I presume that sw is the speed select like on the previous version? Also with ce going to the fast rom board as before?

One final question for now at least, where does the small resistor go? Would say the value but I've forgotten what gold is
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Forgottenmyname wrote: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:06 pm On the booster can I presume that sw is the speed select like on the previous version? Also with ce going to the fast rom board as before?
Yes.
Forgottenmyname wrote: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:06 pm One final question for now at least, where does the small resistor go? Would say the value but I've forgotten what gold is
In series with CE line to booster...
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