From: Ethan Dicks (
Date: 2007-12-15 20:43:03

On Dec 14, 2007 10:27 PM, Jim Brain <> wrote:
> A couple items:
>     * Due to the yield issues on panels (per board cost as size goes
>       up), I'm resisting the urge to rework the board for RAM/ROM/etc.
>       at present.

Fair enough.

> Thinking ahead, I went online and found that WDC offers the 65C02S and
> 65C22S in QFP packages.

Wow... neat.  I've done some QFPs before, and they are doable, but not
for beginners.

> ...adding a bit of SMT glue, SMT RAM/ROM, and an IEC connector, you truly could have an
> entire drive in half the space of this design.

Indeed.  If you decide to go that route in the future, I'll probably
be interested in one, but
for once, I'd probably want a kit of parts, not just a bare board.  I
know I don't have any
QFP 65xx parts lying around.


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