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Logic Probe Kit

And some probulating of Commodore 64 signals

Logic Probe Kit

When reading how to diagnose faults on a C64 one finds many mentions of the hallowed tool: 'the Logic Probe.' Being a tight sort of fellow I embarked on quest to procure myself such an eminent device, but at the smallest possible outlay. Behold! A kit Logic probe from the bay of E's...

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15-Mar-2020 Permanent Link

 

A new desoldering pump and a C64 NE556 chip change

Lets Play Commodore 64s

A new desoldering pump and a C64 NE556 chip change

In which an electric de-soldering pump makes me jump - and is better than an iron and manual pump used separately. Not perfect - but cheap.

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23-Feb-2020 Permanent Link

 

A race off between PCB Suppliers

And a PCB design to connect a servo board to an arduino

A race off between PCB Suppliers

As part of my new animatronics experimenting, I decided to design a PCB which I could attach an Arduino nano and a servo driver board, so as to reduce the complexity of the wiring when setting up Nilheim Mechatronics eye mechanism. I needed to provide headers to connect to the servo board, provide some connection to the controller hardware, and make it all neat.

As a bit of fun, I also decided to order the same PCB from two different suppliers, to see who would come up with the goods first..

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16-Feb-2020 Permanent Link

 

It's all about me...

I'm a 51 year old married father who works with websites for a living. Doing that for work means I dont often update this site, unless I can think of something useful to say. I mostly like taking photos - and most of my internet presence now will be related to that.

Something else?

Dont you find it ironic that people invest so much in bringing you to a website only to give you a list of links to take you elsewhere? So I'm not going to give you a list of my favourite haunts to send you away from this site.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman