Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby 640K!enough » 2019-5-11 @ 02:26

It's always unfortunate when tools break, especially in the middle of a job, but the delay works perfectly for me. While mulling over the design, a new idea came along, and now I have to try it. That means more routing, and about five designs to eventually send off for production, probably including the one pictured previously. I may have to stick with green/leaded HASL just to keep costs reasonable; maybe red/leaded HASL if it doesn't cost more. After all, it doesn't matter how pretty they are if the first-round prototypes don't even work.
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby shock__ » 2019-5-18 @ 17:56

Some good news, some not so new bad news.
I managed to get some final mileage out of my soldering iron handle and managed to solder 6 InterWaves to their PCBs.

Bad news: That leaves me with 5 boards that still need to have their InterWaves attached.
Any volunteers for soldering them themselves or being fine with recieving their card a few weeks later?

In that case I could mail off the cards once those volunteers are found, to remain fair to everyone.

EDIT: To avoid confusion, this applies only to the current "release candidate" run. By the time the final, full run is gonna take place, I should have my setup working again.
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby 640K!enough » 2019-5-18 @ 18:32

shock__ wrote:Any volunteers for soldering them themselves or being fine with recieving their card a few weeks later?

I should be able to manage that soldering task for any board(s) that were meant to come my way.
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby Baert » 2019-5-18 @ 18:54

I don’t know if still possible to get one. But if, I would‘nt have a problem waiting some weeks longer.
Please inform me, thanks!
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby 640K!enough » 2019-5-18 @ 18:59

Baert wrote:I don’t know if still possible to get one. But if, I would‘nt have a problem waiting some weeks longer.
Please inform me, thanks!

As mentioned in the first post, this project is currently restricted to contributors and previous donors. Following the first production run, if the project leader decides to make them generally available, he will make it known. There is currently no waiting list or other means of reserving anything.
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby Baert » 2019-5-18 @ 19:10

Shock promoted the boards elsewhere. I expressed interest but didn‘t get any answer.
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby cyclone3d » 2019-5-18 @ 19:13

I'm fine with waiting for my board to have the Interwave chip soldered.
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby shock__ » 2019-5-18 @ 19:29

Baert wrote:Shock promoted the boards elsewhere. I expressed interest but didn‘t get any answer.
That's because the thread answers your question a few times already (additionally the very first post).

EDIT: Thanks cyclone - that's largely appreciated. Only 4 more people to go :)
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby shock__ » 2019-5-18 @ 20:29

All those semi-bad news aside, both angled and straight SIMM sockets have now been officially testfitted :)
https://i.imgur.com/8Tj8m9n.jpg
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby 640K!enough » 2019-5-18 @ 20:49

Does the upright socket fit without having to snap off the board guides on the revised design?
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby shock__ » 2019-5-18 @ 20:57

640K!enough wrote:Does the upright socket fit without having to snap off the board guides on the revised design?
Yup
There are actually 6 holes, 3 for each configuration, so you don't have to fully rely on the solder joints for strain relief.
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby AlphaC » 2019-5-18 @ 21:13

I have no problem waiting for my board shock__
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby hard1k » 2019-5-18 @ 21:47

640K!enough wrote:I should be able to manage that soldering task for any board(s) that were meant to come my way.

shock__ wrote:Only 4 more people to go

As my board is going to 640K!enough, add me to the list :)
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted at Amibay)
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby Synoptic » 2019-5-21 @ 16:36

I can solder the Interwave chip if necessary.
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby AlphaC » 2019-5-21 @ 17:31

AlphaC wrote:I have no problem waiting for my board shock__


I can also solder my own chip.
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Re: Newly made Gravis Ultrasound compatible cards ... what's the degree of interest?

Postby TheMobRules » 2019-5-23 @ 19:44

Hi shock__

I don't have the appropriate tools to solder the IW myself, but I have no problem waiting longer for my board if necessary.
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