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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby BigEd » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:46 am

flynnjs wrote:Even I was surprised. I've added another 10 on the shop.

A very successful project!

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby flynnjs » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:06 pm

Indeed. And another 10 added.

With this demand, I've had to make some tweaks to the PCB layout to make them quicker/easier to construct.

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby flynnjs » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:22 am

Just a quick update, I'm *still* waiting for the PCBs to arrive so construction hasn't
begun yet. I'm assured they are on their way. I'll send an update when they do arrive
and dispatch will be about a week after that.

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby vanekp » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:42 pm

Thanks for the update :wink:

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby flynnjs » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:31 pm

The PCBs have arrived so I shall now start construction.
I do not expect them to ship before ABUG so it will be next week now.
Thanks for everyone's patience.

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby danielj » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:38 pm

Excellent news - if you do get any made pre-abug I'll be there so if you want to save on shipping I'm happy to have it placed directly into my grubby little paws :D

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby paulv » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:47 pm

danielj wrote:Excellent news - if you do get any made pre-abug I'll be there so if you want to save on shipping I'm happy to have it placed directly into my grubby little paws :D

d.


That goes for me too if they're available by then. If not, no worries :D

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby Arcadian » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:59 am

Yep, same here!
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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby flynnjs » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:26 pm

Status update : Parts are loaded onto the pick and place machine.
I should get most of the assembly done over the weekend and
then I'll start posting out next week. Sorry for the delay but the
day job has been a bit mental recently.

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby flynnjs » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:56 am

Getting closer:
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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby vanekp » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:07 pm

looking good, we will wait patiently till they are ready :wink:
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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby flynnjs » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:06 pm

First 30 boards tested and programmed.
They just need the right angle connecter put on an popped in the post.

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby Arcadian » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:33 pm

Congrats Jason!!
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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby flynnjs » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:23 pm

Shipping!

Thanks for everone's patience most of the first batch are out the door.
There are some which are awaiting the 1MHz bus connector to be soldered
on (I ran out of stock) and they will go out in the next day or two.

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby paulv » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:30 pm

flynnjs wrote:Shipping!

Thanks for everone's patience most of the first batch are out the door.
There are some which are awaiting the 1MHz bus connector to be soldered
on (I ran out of stock) and they will go out in the next day or two.


Yay :D =D> =D> =D>

I know how much time assembly takes and it can be very monotonous so congrats on doing it all again for another run!

Paul

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby danielj » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:59 pm

=D> Looking forward to this!

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby vanekp » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:05 pm

Thanks for the update.
and am sure it will get here in time for Xmas :D
Thanks again for all your hard work in getting them out =D> =D> =D>
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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby Arcadian » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:01 am

Congrats Jason, looking forward to receiving the unit :)
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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby daveejhitchins » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:11 am

Great work, Jason . . . =D>

Now, when are you building the next batch :- :roll: :D

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby flynnjs » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:22 am

The remaining 1MHz connectors arrived today so the remaining units will
be posted out tonight or tomorrow.

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby flynnjs » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:18 pm

Done!

All 40 units assembled, tested and either posted or are in a jiffy bag and labelled to go.

Thanks for everyone's support and patience.

I have a couple more empty PCB panels and will do a batch if there is sufficient interest
to do a whole panel (15).

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby daveejhitchins » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:55 am

You could start a list with 4 for me, please . . . I want to be able to offer them, at cost, with the AP5 . . .

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby iainjh » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:03 am

Mine has arrived, thank you v much Jason. lovely job.

EDIT: where are my manners, particular thanks and recognition to simoni(?) at domesday86.com, awesome project and the site is super helpful. A heartfelt thank you
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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby simoni » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:33 am

All 40 units assembled, tested and either posted or are in a jiffy bag and labelled to go.


Well done Jason, a herculean effort :)

Just a note to all the new owners of BeebSCSI boards - The BeebSCSI project is completely open-source and open-hardware - You are free to view and modify the source-code as much as you like (in fact, I positively encourage anyone with the know-how to do so). The same goes for the BeebSCSI ROM which is optional, but lets you use the 'jukebox' feature to provide as many hard drive images as you can fit on an SD card.

However, if you are not a microcontroller/CPLD boffin then you are most welcome to request feature enhancements (and bugs/issues should you find any) over on the project Github:

https://github.com/simoninns/BeebSCSI

Simply open a new issue and label it as enhancement/bug/question as appropriate. I can't promise any time-lines, but I will do my best to work through any requests.

If you'd like a copy of the BeebSCSI ROM (or the boot loader image to re-flash the device) - simply go to the GitHub and click on the 'releases' link. This will take you to a convenient zip file of just the bits you need.

BeebSCSI also has over 70 pages of user guides, hardware guides and technical documentation available including a 'quick start LUN image' that you can simply unzip onto an SD card to get going without having to format the first LUN from floppy using SuperForm (as you would have to with a real Winchester drive):

http://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=689

The quick-start guide (and zip file) are here:

http://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=400#Quick-start

Edit: If you find anything missing from the documentation or had problems following the guides, please report this on github too - if it confused you, it will probably do the same to others :)

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Re: BeebSCSI mini

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:25 pm

Mine arrived today (see here) :D

Thanks Jason and Simon =D> =D> =D>

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