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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby spiny » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:28 pm

exxos wrote:Guide done for removing the PLCC socket for those who may struggle with de-soldering :)

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby exxos » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:23 pm

Sneak preview.

As there are a few SMT parts on the booster, I will solder those on for people. This is going to take a bit more time than I first thought as one IC is like 1mm square. While I can solder it and check under a magnifier, I really need to check the buffer IC is working before I ship the boards out. So I will have to build a little test rig to test that part out before I start shipping.

I am hoping there will be signs of shipping sometime next week. Though I am flooded with my day job work at the moment, so my free time is limited over the next couple of weeks, so please bare with me!

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby nukebloodaxe » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:57 am

Excellent, I see mine's on its way :) (The guy in NZ at that school.)

Regarding the PLCC socket, I have access to a desoldering gun, have you found it possible to remove the PLCC from an STE board with one? [if you do not have access to one, I'll let you know what happened.]

Given the only practical soldering I've ever done is with your kits, and this is the fifth kit, I'm looking forward to the challenge.

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby exxos » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:36 pm

nukebloodaxe wrote:Excellent, I see mine's on its way :) (The guy in NZ at that school.)

Regarding the PLCC socket, I have access to a desoldering gun, have you found it possible to remove the PLCC from an STE board with one? [if you do not have access to one, I'll let you know what happened.]

Given the only practical soldering I've ever done is with your kits, and this is the fifth kit, I'm looking forward to the challenge.


I mostly heatgun stuff off.. Trick is to heat the solder up enough not to burn the PCB to a crisp ;) Though I also have a hot air station, so I can blow out the solder out of the holes and do things that way.

The solution on my site is the best I could suggest for people in general. It is probably the slowest way, but should be something people can do without having to buy a whole bunch of other stuff.

I still need to do some sort of install guide for the booster, but been that swamped with work these past weeks that I' having trouble keeping up with everything :(
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby exxos » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:47 pm

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby MM41 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:45 pm

Thank you Exxos :D ,
Have you tried POV or other raycasting prg with the 32 Mhz mode ?
Very good work :cheers:

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby exxos » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:51 pm

MM41 wrote:Thank you Exxos :D ,
Have you tried POV or other raycasting prg with the 32 Mhz mode ?
Very good work :cheers:


I've not tried any software, I simple don't have anything to run, no games either. Though I think people will likely do tests and post videos in the near future :)
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby nukebloodaxe » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:29 am

I'm part-way through soldering this beasty together (finally got some free time to do this + take photos of the process) and noted one odd thing about the GAL, I notice that in all the photos the GAL is socketed, but in my case the GAL is provided without a socket. I don't think this will be a problem (although it's the first IC I'll be soldering) but just wanted to ask if it is intentional or not?

Once the kit is together the real evil bit occurs, which is working on my working STE to put this in place (I was tempted to see if it would resurrect a dead STE I've got, but getting it out again would be pretty hellish if it didn't work.)

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby exxos » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:53 am

The sockets are not included no. You have to remember that the ones I build I have to put in sockets as I need to test the GAL's before I send them out. You will likely find a lot of sockets in my images for various kits, but thats because they are my test boards, otherwise I would have to build up everything twice.
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby nukebloodaxe » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:42 am

Booster in place and tested working. Am literally annotating all the images of the process now.

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby nukebloodaxe » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:27 am

I now have an overview of the soldering and fitting process for this kit here: http://imgur.com/a/FuPeV
I've deviated here and there in the fitting of this kit, mainly for practical aesthetics and the way I thought would work for me. There are also a couple of hints and tips on some of the gotchas I came across.

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby exxos » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:09 am

nukebloodaxe wrote:I now have an overview of the soldering and fitting process for this kit here: http://imgur.com/a/FuPeV
I've deviated here and there in the fitting of this kit, mainly for practical aesthetics and the way I thought would work for me. There are also a couple of hints and tips on some of the gotchas I came across.


Thats a very well put together guide :cheers: Only thing missing was the toppings you had on your pizza...

can I copy your page over to m y site (will also link) I think it will help others with fitting the booster.
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby nukebloodaxe » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:44 am

Thank you, I'm perfectly fine with you copying it over and linking through :)

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby Maeke » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:13 am

And my mother thinks my work table is a mess.

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Postby exxos » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:57 am

Maeke wrote:And my mother thinks my work table is a mess.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/133161394213/permalink/10154367500334214/
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby exxos » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:57 am

nukebloodaxe wrote:Thank you, I'm perfectly fine with you copying it over and linking through :)


Awesome thanks :) :cheers:
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby Maeke » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:41 am

exxos wrote:
Maeke wrote:And my mother thinks my work table is a mess.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/133161394213/permalink/10154367500334214/


I wrote that while my mother was throwing a tantrum and cleaned it all, i precise that i am 43yo, so it's a bit .....

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby exxos » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:43 pm

Maeke wrote:I wrote that while my mother was throwing a tantrum and cleaned it all, i precise that i am 43yo, so it's a bit .....


Mothers job is to moan and complain.. its what they do best...


2 user guides at the bottom of the main page now :)

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby Maeke » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:17 pm

exxos wrote:
Maeke wrote:I wrote that while my mother was throwing a tantrum and cleaned it all, i precise that i am 43yo, so it's a bit .....


Mothers job is to moan and complain.. its what they do best...


2 user guides at the bottom of the main page now :)

http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/V1STE/index.htm


I had to complain when she wanted to put away the ste's motherboard! :lol:

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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby chris2029 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:41 pm

Quick question. Did the alanh ide controller problem with the booster in 32mhz I read somewhere get resolved?
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby exxos » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:20 pm

chris2029 wrote:Quick question. Did the alanh ide controller problem with the booster in 32mhz I read somewhere get resolved?


I don't recall anyone having tried it until today and had issues, but no idea why as the booster switches back to 8MHz when accessing the bus in order not to cause problems with any other addons. It works on the STFM, so don't know what changed on the STE.

Though in light of people wanting IDE *AND* the booster, I am going to try and expedite progress with the next STE booster series which will likely have IDE and a RTC and *maybe* option to overclock. In fact the designs (and many others) have been done for some months now, but simply not enough hours in the day to work on several projects all at once :)
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby chris2029 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:37 pm

Thanks for answering Chris.
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby chris2029 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:22 pm

Does the booster come with a 32mhz capable cpu? Or do u simply reuse the old one and hope for the best? Thanks
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby exxos » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:29 pm

chris2029 wrote:Does the booster come with a 32mhz capable cpu? Or do u simply reuse the old one and hope for the best? Thanks


Its comes with the 32MHz capable CPU.
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Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Postby chris2029 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:01 pm

Ahh cause mine was missing from the pack then :(
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