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Reply 260 of 392, by dreamblaster

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MN_Moody wrote on 2021-11-05, 14:04:
dreamblaster wrote on 2021-11-05, 09:51:
MadLynx wrote on 2021-11-05, 09:50:

Nice! But but it would be better with button labels.

Yes, will add that 😀

Wondering if you might consider building the McCake + Pi unit right into the 3.5" bay mounting bracket as a complete assembly, allowing for modular front panels to match different case colors but also solving the problem of standard mounting as it could be sized to utilize standard 3.5" device mounting holes? It might be a whole lot cleaner in terms of layout since the molex power connector would be in the same area as the other floppy/hard disks in the computer, and instead of running the control/OLED header cable plus a power connector to the sound card, you just run a single ribbon cable to the wavetable header. This would alleviate the issue of clearance for the PI+McCake on smaller sound cards (usually the later ESS and Yamaha ISA examples) with oddball wavetable header orientations and avoid consuming an adjacent expansion slot in the computer.

Yeah i will make some base PCB for this, so that McCake pcb can be mounted on it, in a slot.
it would be easy to realize

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Reply 262 of 392, by dreamblaster

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DieKatzchen wrote on 2021-11-09, 16:10:

Are these still on track to be available on serdashop.com soon? Not that I should be buying one so soon after dropping a ton of cash on an Orpheus.

Yes next McCakes expected soon, (approx 2 weeks).

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Reply 263 of 392, by S_crumb

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This is probably a very silly question that has been answered already....but I swear I searched!

I am trying to setup my McCake with a PC-MIDI board from Keropi. I have my MT32 roms. Do they just go in the root directory of the microSD card on the McCake? Is there a specific naming convention for the ROM files I should use?

Reply 264 of 392, by SScorpio

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S_crumb wrote on 2021-11-11, 16:56:

This is probably a very silly question that has been answered already....but I swear I searched!

I am trying to setup my McCake with a PC-MIDI board from Keropi. I have my MT32 roms. Do they just go in the root directory of the microSD card on the McCake? Is there a specific naming convention for the ROM files I should use?

They go into the roms directory. Follow the instructions on the MT32-Pi project page.

https://github.com/dwhinham/mt32-pi

Reply 266 of 392, by Sombrero

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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-11-16, 18:02:

- power circuitry including protection and dual option :
- power through waveblaster header
- power connection for floppy power

If WP32 McCake gets power through the waweblaster header, what's the floppy connection for? Is the floppy power required for full functionality?

Just wondering do I need a molex -> floppy adapter for this, I'm out of floppy power connectors.

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Reply 267 of 392, by root42

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Sombrero wrote on 2021-11-12, 10:07:
dreamblaster wrote on 2020-11-16, 18:02:

- power circuitry including protection and dual option :
- power through waveblaster header
- power connection for floppy power

If WP32 McCake gets power through the waweblaster header, what's the floppy connection for? Is the floppy power required for full functionality?

Just wondering do I need a molex -> floppy adapter for this, I'm out of floppy power connectors.

Not all sound cards can supply enough current to drive the McCake. If it doesn't work in your machine you need the floppy connector.

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Reply 268 of 392, by Sombrero

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root42 wrote on 2021-11-12, 11:04:
Sombrero wrote on 2021-11-12, 10:07:
dreamblaster wrote on 2020-11-16, 18:02:

- power circuitry including protection and dual option :
- power through waveblaster header
- power connection for floppy power

If WP32 McCake gets power through the waweblaster header, what's the floppy connection for? Is the floppy power required for full functionality?

Just wondering do I need a molex -> floppy adapter for this, I'm out of floppy power connectors.

Not all sound cards can supply enough current to drive the McCake. If it doesn't work in your machine you need the floppy connector.

Gotcha, thanks!

I'm going to guess Orpheus can push enough power through the waveblaster, but I think I'll get the adapter anyway just to be safe. I'm sure I can use it for something else later on even if I don't need it here. And its not like getting one is going bankrupt me.

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Reply 269 of 392, by matze79

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Not all sound cards can supply enough current to drive the McCake. If it doesn't work in your machine you need the floppy connector.

You should always use Floppy Connector, even if it works without.

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Reply 270 of 392, by S_crumb

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dreamblaster wrote on 2021-10-24, 09:37:
I need your help / feedback : the current McCake front panel uses the front position floppy drive screwholes these are well acce […]
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I need your help / feedback :
the current McCake front panel uses the front position floppy drive screwholes
these are well accessible in some cases, such as a 3.5" to 5.25" bracket i used for testing.
But apparently in many real life cases, the front position is not easily accessible or even not accessible.

Could you have a look at your pc and tell me if the front panel could be mounted this way or not ?
I may need to change the design to make it more universal

Dreamblaster,

The front panel looks great, but the screw holes on the 3d printed panel are way short of reaching any of the screw holes on my 3.5" bay. I'm positive I'll be able to work something out. But it isn't a plug n play solution on my machine.

Reply 271 of 392, by dreamblaster

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S_crumb wrote on 2021-11-13, 14:48:

Dreamblaster,
The front panel looks great, but the screw holes on the 3d printed panel are way short of reaching any of the screw holes on my 3.5" bay. I'm positive I'll be able to work something out. But it isn't a plug n play solution on my machine.

Yes, the small panel worked fine in my 3.5" to 5.25" bracket, but in reality in many cases the front holes are missing or unreachable.
New version will be :
- extended 3.5" panel, with holes for 2nd position (which are always available in cases) - photos coming soon
- the new 5.25" panel design

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Reply 272 of 392, by dreamblaster

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Here are the new printed prototypes

3.5inch : now it is large enough to reach 2nd row of screwholes

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5.25inch : now it clicks together but disassembling without destroying is not easy.
maybe i go for screws instead of 'clicking'

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Reply 275 of 392, by dreamblaster

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new Mcake PCB's arrived, and they work great !
Also the latest 3.5" prototype seems allright, i will make more of these in the weekend
5.25inch still needs some redesign, this will take more time

I will start by contacting people on the wait list first, it may take a few weeks before going 'public' with mccake.
PM me if you still wish to be an early bird. I will give priority to vogons reservations first.

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Thanks for your support !

Reply 276 of 392, by a_h_adl

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a_h_adl wrote on 2021-06-30, 04:23:

Just checked this thread for updates and I have to say I'm very excited to see the progress. Please book me in for two McCake modules on your waiting list. Will be sending it through your contact from as well.

Can I increase the number to 4? I Previously booked for 2.

Reply 277 of 392, by dreamblaster

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a_h_adl wrote on 2021-12-15, 08:33:
a_h_adl wrote on 2021-06-30, 04:23:

Just checked this thread for updates and I have to say I'm very excited to see the progress. Please book me in for two McCake modules on your waiting list. Will be sending it through your contact from as well.

Can I increase the number to 4? I Previously booked for 2.

yes, contact me through https://www.serdashop.com/Contact
in case you can't receive forum PM

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New X2GS sound card : https://www.serdashop.com/X2GS
Thanks for your support !

Reply 278 of 392, by DieKatzchen

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I want to go on the list, but my wallet does NOT want me to go on the list. I will wait for the public release to give it a breather

[edit]Actually, that depends. How much will it cost?[/edit]

Reply 279 of 392, by a_h_adl

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dreamblaster wrote on 2021-12-15, 14:15:
a_h_adl wrote on 2021-12-15, 08:33:
a_h_adl wrote on 2021-06-30, 04:23:

Just checked this thread for updates and I have to say I'm very excited to see the progress. Please book me in for two McCake modules on your waiting list. Will be sending it through your contact from as well.

Can I increase the number to 4? I Previously booked for 2.

yes, contact me through https://www.serdashop.com/Contact
in case you can't receive forum PM

Thanks, I did receive your pm but couldn't pm you back, so I used your contact form to give you my email address.