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Re: [N8VEM-S100:535] Re: looking for an S-100 expert builder to build and test prototype board

    I'll buy one and build it myself, not sure how much time I'll have to devote to timely updates, but I'll do what I can.

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On Dec 14, 2011, at 7:23 PM, lynchaj <lyn...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Woo Hoo!  Two volunteers!  That's great!
> I've uploaded the KiCAD file set, schematics, and PCB layout to the
> N8VEM wiki here:
> http://n8vem-sbc.pbworks.com/w/browse/#view=ViewFolder&param=S-100%20VDP
> OK, so we've got a design and builders to put it together.  This is
> great!
> Does anyone want to pitch in to get some prototype PCBs made?
> Typically that's $150 for 5 PCBs at http://www.33each.com
> You don't have to pay for it all or even build a board if you want to
> participate.
> If you buy a board I can send it to one of the volunteers.
> Please remember though this is a high risk venture and no guarrantees
> it will work.
> However, I think there is a pretty good chance and if we spread the
> risk and work out a bit everyone benefits!
> Thanks and have a nice day!
> Andrew Lynch
> On Dec 14, 6:50 am, lynchaj <lyn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> There is an S-100 board project that is ready for prototype build and
>> test but the project is "stuck in the mud" due to availability issues
>> (aka "real life") of the original design team.
>> Is there anyone who would like to take on a build and test of a rather
>> ambitious S-100 board?  The project I am referring to is the S-100 VDP
>> which is a video board based on the V9938/V9958 video display
>> processor.
>> This board has potential for greatly improved color graphics, 80
>> column text, etc using the latest of the VDPs which descended from the
>> original TMS9918.
>> I have a design schematic and PCB layout which is ready for prototype
>> build and test.  However it will stay on the "black board" until some
>> builder can make it a reality.
>> The design could even be extended to include audio (AY-3-8910 or
>> similar) once we get the video section working.  This would provide a
>> measure of MSX compatibility for the S-100 bus systems.  There is
>> quite a bit of stuff we can export from the N8VEM N8 "all in one"
>> project to this board to accelerate an improved design.
>> This board is deceptively simple looking but is not for the feint of
>> heart.  Video boards never are...
>> Anyone interested?  Thanks and have a nice day!
>> Andrew Lynch