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  1. Well..... Oxygen is highly corrosive. We should...

    Well..... Oxygen is highly corrosive. We should probably ban it. For the children. :3
  2. Oh! Lol. Well that explains that. Color me...

    Oh! Lol. Well that explains that. Color me stupid. =:3
  3. Wintergreen oil (yeah, the same stuff used for...

    Wintergreen oil (yeah, the same stuff used for making candy) is really great for restoring rubber, too. Back when I was restoring and riding vintage motorcycles, I used to put the hard-to-find...
  4. Good work, man.

    Good work, man.
  5. Well, I think this project might be useful to...

    Well, I think this project might be useful to others too, so I kinda want to do it "right" and make the gerbers available, or maybe even sell/trade a few of my extra PCBs since the minimum quantity...
  6. Yeah, vias on component solder pads is what I...

    Yeah, vias on component solder pads is what I meant.

    I'll be hand soldering all of this, so I don't think solder paste/reflow will come into play. It's all SOIC and 1206 size stuff, too. Big...
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    Taco Hell makes me blast into orbit a couple...

    Taco Hell makes me blast into orbit a couple hours later. :( The cat won't even come near me.

    Stores contain people. Ew. Ew ew ew ew.

    I was social-distancing before it was cool. The...
  8. Vias on top of SMD capacitor solder pads?

    Hey guys. As many of you probably know, I am a big dummy and I don't really know what I am doing most of the time.

    So I've been laying out a 4-layer PCB with some SMD ICs. Not much experience...
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    Just use xlib man. It's extremely low-level...

    Just use xlib man. It's extremely low-level already. You'll basically just be rewriting your own version of xlib anyway. Which I mean that's cool if that's what you want to do, but I don't think...
  10. One of my IIgs'en does this too. The noise is...

    One of my IIgs'en does this too. The noise is just the machine telling you that it loves you, like a cat does. ;3 It's never caused any trouble. I wouldn't worry about it. It's an Astec...
  11. I like to hit 'em with an air compressor. If...

    I like to hit 'em with an air compressor. If that doesn't blow everything out, then I hose everything out with aerosol brake cleaner.

    I agree with Chuck. Those connector fingers are probably...
  12. Yeah, in the US it's still copyrighted for...

    Yeah, in the US it's still copyrighted for decades after the death of the author, regardless of orphan status. Our copyright law is out of control (originally it was 12 or 14 years iirc, similar to...
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    I was going to just trim the pins on the IDE...

    I was going to just trim the pins on the IDE connector flush with the board where they overlap, but I ended up rearranging things to make it fit better anyway. Ended up putting the ICs between the...
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    I think it's gonna all fit. =:O ...

    I think it's gonna all fit. =:O

    https://i.imgur.com/2VIhlbC.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/Jr0GGbb.jpg
  15. Yeah, I don't want to use WW for anything but...

    Yeah, I don't want to use WW for anything but prototyping, unless I make a WW CP/M computer just for fun (it would of course have cheezy modern gaming PC accent lighting, but to highlight the mess of...
  16. I'm going to have to get a lathe and a mill one...

    I'm going to have to get a lathe and a mill one of these days. I keep eyeballing the Seig X2D on littlemachineshop.com, but I haven't been able to justify $750 for it yet. Plus all the tooling! ...
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    Also, I am not convinced that U2 is actually...

    Also, I am not convinced that U2 is actually needed, if I am trying to save space. Surely any decent drive electronics will be buffering those signals anyway.

    Also, JP2 is peculiar. There is a...
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    I just finished ringing out the IDE card out of...

    I just finished ringing out the IDE card out of my 486. No ROM on it, but that's not big deal. It is implemented with 3 LS245s, a 16L8, and one gate of a 7400 (which could just as well be done in a...
  19. The wire wrap tool and kynar wire assortment,...

    The wire wrap tool and kynar wire assortment, that this thread inspired me to finally get around to buying, arrived today. Now to salvage all those old wire wrap boards. There are probably 300...
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    I adjusted the convergence rings on a thrashed...

    I adjusted the convergence rings on a thrashed out VGA monitor year ago and hooo boy it was a pain. IIRC moving one caused caused the other two colors to get out of whack, so it was a lot of little...
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    Hmmmm, from the tracking info, it looks like my...

    Hmmmm, from the tracking info, it looks like my 286 mobo is being shipped to the wrong place. Ahhhhhh, ebay. Hah.

    Been laying out an 8-bit version of the board in the meantime.
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    I have an Astec supply in my Model 4. It...

    I have an Astec supply in my Model 4. It "worked", except there were bad solder joints around some of the output pins. Reflowing them made everything A-ok.

    Do the Model 3 and Model 4 both use...
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    I'm pretty sure there's only one ROM, but I'll...

    I'm pretty sure there's only one ROM, but I'll have to look this evening to be sure. I'm not sure what else I'd try to use the NIC ROM socket for anyway, though. I'll never want to netboot the...
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    Getting back to SB16s with IDE interfaces on...

    Getting back to SB16s with IDE interfaces on them:

    I know a lot of those cards are ISAPNP. I was under the impression that you couldn't boot those with an option ROM, because they require a...
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    Yeah, I have a TL866. I just figured the NICs...

    Yeah, I have a TL866. I just figured the NICs were all pinned out for 27-series uv eproms (the NE2000 in my 486 required a 27c16, anyway; I had to run a couple bodge wires to get it working with a...
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