Reply 23820 of 25401, by Ozzuneoj
pentiumspeed wrote on 2023-02-23, 20:47:
Modified two Dallas DS1397 modules. […]
Modified two Dallas DS1397 modules.
In 15 minutes I made a spacer tool made of thick cardboard from a drill package card and took old 32 pin eeprom and beat over the pins to keep that cardboard in place and at same time allow Dallas module fit over it and allow me to clamp both together in a vise without damaging the dallas pins.
Just a fine tooth hacksaw and small sharpened screwdriver and a screwdriver as a hammer. Sawed four slots then chipped out plastic to expose the pins and broke open internal connection for negative side battery to complete modifications. All I do is to finish is solder battery holders to them. I rechecked and marked positive by scratching a plus sign.
Just that, I don't like make big mess with dremel.
That sounds like a great method. I also prefer not to involve power tools when possible. Power tools generally make a lot more mess than what a hand tool makes. Plus, there's far less of a chance of ruining something or injuring myself with hand tools. 🤣
Now for some blitting from the back buffer.