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Thursday, 13 June 2013

What did _you_ do in your lunch-hour?

As per the previous post - they were out of raspberry and white chocolate muffins, so...

It's amazing what a coat of paint does for a prototype board! This is the result of a careful spraying of Plastikote 'Creme de la creme' - AKA 'Retrocomputer white'. Ignore the bloom in the picture - that's just an artifact of whatever additional compression has been applied to the JPEG. In the flesh, as it were, the board is a gleaming off-white.


And here's the solder side. I can't wait to get stuffing.


If you click to embiggen then you may see the teeny tiny capacitors - 0402s. They'll be the teeniest thing I've ever used.

I treated myself to a fresh etching solution today as I was short of time. This board went from printer to camera in just under an hour. It would have been about half that if there wasn't a 60 way IDC connector and 44 pin CPLD socket on there :D

At least I didn't drill any body parts today.

If you haven't been following (shame on you!) then you have been looking at the second prototype of einSDein - an SD card interface for Tatung Einstein computers.

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