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Re: [N8VEM-S100:461] Re: S-100 8086 CPU board done, ready for manufacturing
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- From: Robert <gst...@indy.net>
- Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:34:14 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
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Hi Andrew and all,
I'm the biggest electronic novice attempting this project and I'm willing to risk it. For me, it's another learning opportunity. If it works: Awesome. If it fails, maybe someone will eventually find a workaround. Look no further than the late 1970's boards with spaghetti engineering changes on both sides of the board.
Yes, this can get a little expensive, but compared to airplanes or boats or even many cars -- this is cheap. I could tell you many horror stories about airplanes. Even when you think there is a sure thing, it turns out not to be -- then it can cost thousands or even lives.
This is a wonderful project. I hope it works -- but mostly I just thank you guys for all your hard work.
If it doesn't work, it'll be a very cool paperweight!
>From: lynchaj <lyn...@yahoo.com>
>Sent: Oct 30, 2011 11:32 AM
>To: N8VEM-S100 <n8vem...@googlegroups.com>
>Subject: [N8VEM-S100:461] Re: S-100 8086 CPU board done, ready for manufacturing
>> Finally I have to stress that there is always risk in a project like this
>> that some bug crops up in the final board, rendering the board inactive or
>> severely handicapped. If anybody out there is not comfortable with a risk
>> like this -- please don't even think of order this board. These bare boards
>> are for experienced hobbyists who can afford to risk a few $'s (and time)
>> on a long shot.
>Hi! I would like to re-iterate John's sentiment on the S-100 board
>projects. These have proven to be inherently more complex (S-100/
>IEEE-696) than other home brew projects due to board size,
>functionality, and part count. As a result they involve a measure of
>risk. On several occasions I have seriously considered renaming the
>"N8VEM home brew computing project" to "Caveat Emptor" to emphasize
>this is a *hobby* and there are no assurances or guarantees of any
>kind, what so ever. We are all builders and *everyone* shares in the
>Thanks and have a nice day!