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RE: [N8VEM-S100:1265] Re: S-100 Console IO PCBs reordered!

Hi Dave!  Thanks!  Yes, there will be some extra S-100 Console IO PCBs.  Feel free to get as many as you would like.


I’ll put you down for two S-100 Console IO boards.  I really hope you can work on the Propeller code too.  I think a graphics mode would be awesome.  I think there could be a lot more flexibility with console size and even virtual terminals.


I am trying to support both the N8VEM ECB and S-100 sides.  They are different but both worthy projects with a lot of great builders developing neat things all the time.  The ECB side seems more developed in some ways.  The S-100 allows for larger designs due to larger PCBs but often that means a greater degree of complexity.


Thanks and have a nice day!

Andrew Lynch


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Subject: [N8VEM-S100:1265] Re: S-100 Console IO PCBs reordered!


Hi Andrew !!


Did you order any extra Console I/O boards - I see I am down for 1 but would take 2 if available - it will motivate me to re-write the propeller code for it to support 100 x 60 character support and add full color support - the code should be usable by the propIO as well to give us better terminal support.   I have been meaning to do this for a while - seem to be focusing on the S100 side more now than the N8VEM side.



On Saturday, January 5, 2013 9:16:38 AM UTC-6, lynchaj wrote:

Yay!  Today I reordered the S-100 Console IO PCBs.  These are respin boards with some additional features and improvements over the original.  Not quite enough for a V2 but still quite a bit better.


The S-100 Console IO PCBs should arrive on or about 25 Jan 2013. 


Being able to reorder some more S-100 boards is really good news because it means the backlog of PCBs is finally starting to clear and we can get on with more new orders and reorders.


My goal is to speed up the reorder/order cycle and get things moving more quickly.  Next reorder will be the S-100 Regular Prototyping board PCBs which should happen soon.


Also I am thinking in terms of doing a pair of new orders probably in January to get the S-100 68K and S-100 80286 CPU board PCBs going as well.  Those have been in the trace route optimizer for many months and I think that’s probably good enough even if they don’t run to 100% solution.


This is an exciting time!  Thanks and have a nice day!

Andrew Lynch


PS, if you are considering an S-100 80286 CPU board PCB please let me know and I will add you to the waiting list.