[OT] Bil, amazing: I was reading about you on the book "On the Edge" and when I stopped for a while and I got a quick glimpse on my notebook, I've seen your name on the latest email received :) The work you guys did about the C128 was terrific, indeed. But how did you solved the video chip problems? You told you have had many troubles with it, due to the poor design (at least this is what I understood), including the problems you had showing the C128 prototypes at CES; but there's no explanation on the book about how you fixed them later or I missed that part... Giovi ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bil Herd" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:28 AM Subject: RE: Ultimax questions The connector itself was a product of mechanical design in the Tokyo Office: Ira Velensky did the design where he specified the connectors needed to meet the footprint requirement as defined by JT. My memory is he told the vendor the size he needed and they created the connector for him/us, or at least ramped up production on what had only been drawings. The TED had no reason to have a C64 cart interface and 2mm offered a much denser connector, the joystick DIN's fit correctly in the slanted part of the case. For those that may not have seen it, I rant about the 116, which drove the TED family, at http://c128.com/c116 -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jim Brain Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 8:06 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Ultimax questions On 10/21/2013 1:15 PM, Gerrit Heitsch wrote: > On 10/21/2013 08:08 PM, Jim Brain wrote: >> On 10/21/2013 10:59 AM, Michał Pleban wrote: >>> Hello! >>> >>> Uffe Jakobsen wrote: >>> >>>>> I have one for the VIC-20 as well, if interested. >>>> I would be interested in that one. >>> And while we are at it, was there ever one created for Plus/4? :-) >>> >>> Regards, >>> Michau. >>> >>> >>> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list >> I'm happy to help (I think I have a ULP that can create the 50 pin >> connector), but which cart case would one use for the dimensions of >> the PCB? > > The problem with the 264 series is that the connector doesn't use the > normal 2.54mm (1/10") spacing but 2mm. The ULP I have will do any spacing. It's how I created my .1" and .156" ones. It'll take a bit to find it, though.... > > Whoever had that bright idea? Now, you're just trolling :-) Let's see if Bil pipes in. He got the +4 project at some point, maybe he knows why... Jim Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2013-10-22 16:06:21
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