PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

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PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sundbyk » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:46 pm

Hi,

I am offering a signal converter for the PiTubeDirect project for anyone that is interested.

There are now 3 models available. Please see links for pictures.
1. External for Pi 2/3/zero
http://www.sundby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/20160825_172045.jpg

2. Fitted under the BBC for Pi Zero. The same PCB as the external, but with different connectors.
http://www.sundby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/20160920_075942.jpg

3. Master version for Pi 2/3/zero
http://www.sundby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/20160928_204630.jpg

They all cost the same, except there the shipping of the ready made Master version

The cost is £17.00/€20.00 for the ready tested version. This includes P&P to UK/EU.
SD card with latest versions for Pi 3 and Pi Zero add £4/€4.5

If you buy more then one, please ask for total price.

See price matrix at my home page
http://www.sundby.com/index.php/en/pitubedirect/#Prices
I will keep a stock as long as anyone is interested.


If you send this to kjell@sundby.com via PayPal , I will ship it to you as soon as possible.
Please add you address and version you want in the PayPal note.

Please see http://www.sundby.com/index.php/project/pitubedirect/?lang=en for more details.

Master version:
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External version and mounted in case:
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Pi Zero only version fitted under the BBC:
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Feel free to email me on kjell@sundby.com if you have any questions.
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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby roland » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:15 pm

I ordered one. Payment send.
256K + 6502 Inside
MAN WOMAN :shock:

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby danielj » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:36 pm

Great work Kjell - I've made sure your PMs are enabled!

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby Prime » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:04 pm

I take it this won't work with the original Pi? as I don't have one of the more modern ones.

Cheers.

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Postby PitfallJones » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:39 pm

Prime wrote:I take it this won't work with the original Pi? as I don't have one of the more modern ones.
Phill.


Just buy one !!

I have an original Pi as well but have been very impressed with now much faster the Pi3 boots and the in-built bluetooth and wifi makes it so much easier to use - it makes a terrific retro games machine with Retro Pi installed.

Also I'd say the Pi3 is better value than the Zero if you add in the cost of all the adapter cables etc.

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby hoglet » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:43 pm

Prime wrote:I take it this won't work with the original Pi? as I don't have one of the more modern ones.

It depends how over-clockable it is.

I've had a Pi One running fairly well with:

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arm_freq=900
core_freq=350
force_turbo=1


Or you could shell out £4.00 for a Pi Zero:
https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sirmorris » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:02 pm

I've PP'd you for another board please Kjell, the internal Master kit one. I even bought another PI0 specially for the task :D

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sundbyk » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:46 pm

Prime wrote:I take it this won't work with the original Pi? as I don't have one of the more modern ones.

Cheers.

Phill.


Hi Phill,

The signal converter does not fit the original one.
The signals are there, but the composite connector is in the way.

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby JonC » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:45 pm

sundbyk wrote:
Prime wrote:I take it this won't work with the original Pi? as I don't have one of the more modern ones.

Cheers.

Phill.


Hi Phill,

The signal converter does not fit the original one.
The signals are there, but the composite connector is in the way.

Kjell S.


Hmm, even using a short cable? You should be able to position the PI 1 away so it doesn't foul anything... :D
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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby hoglet » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:50 pm

sundbyk wrote:The signal converter does not fit the original one.
The signals are there, but the composite connector is in the way.

It would fit I think if you used a 26-pin connector rather than a 40-pin connector.

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby Bitstik » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:06 am

Hi kjell

Many thanks for doing this.
I've asked for two built modules- a master internal and an external unit

Just dusted off and got one of my old masters up and running.
Many thanks
Andrew

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sundbyk » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:41 pm

Bitstik wrote:Hi kjell

Many thanks for doing this.
I've asked for two built modules- a master internal and an external unit

Just dusted off and got one of my old masters up and running.
Many thanks
Andrew


Hi Andrew,
I just got the new PCB for the external version.
Hope to get the master version early next week.

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sundbyk » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:44 pm

Hi,

I have just got the new PCB the support the Pi zero under the BBC.
Have tested it and it works perfect. :-)
Will begin shipping the external and this one on Monday.
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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby fordp » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:57 am

How do I go about getting a few boards ?
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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby tricky » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:17 pm

Thanks, my direct to beeb kits arrived today, but seem to have the wrong tube connectors.
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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sundbyk » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:28 am

fordp wrote:How do I go about getting a few boards ?

Hi FordP,

I got you email yesterday. Will answer it in a few hours.

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Postby sundbyk » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:36 am

tricky wrote:Thanks, my direct to beeb kits arrived today, but seem to have the wrong tube connectors.


Hi Tricky,

There are 3 versions now and you ordered the external ones with was the first version, by mistake I presume.
I have send you the new connectors and will update the top of this thread with better explanation.
:)

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Postby BigEd » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:47 am

Hi Kjell
I do like the look of these! Please could you show a photo of the fitted-under, in place? I'm struggling to visualise. (Does it also manage to fit under a Master, which has less space?)
Edit: ah, I see a photo mid-thread - viewtopic.php?p=149262#p149262

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sundbyk » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:00 am

BigEd wrote:Hi Kjell
I do like the look of these! Please could you show a photo of the fitted-under, in place? I'm struggling to visualise. (Does it also manage to fit under a Master, which has less space?)
Edit: ah, I see a photo mid-thread - viewtopic.php?p=149262#p149262


Hi BigEd,

I have update the top of the thread to make better visibility.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11761&p=147869#p147869

The version mid thread is the external one. Only difference external and fitted under is the connector.

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Postby BigEd » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:06 am

Thanks - would a model 2 fit under a Master? (I have both Master and Beeb)

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sundbyk » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:05 pm

BigEd wrote:Thanks - would a model 2 fit under a Master? (I have both Master and Beeb)

Hi BigEd,

I have just check if it fits under the master and are sorry to say it does not.

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Postby BigEd » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:53 pm

Oh, thanks for testing! Pity about the result. I will have to have a think.

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sundbyk » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:17 am

Delete because it was a duplicate.
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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby thecellartroll » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:47 pm

Hi,

Does the kit version involve only through hole soldering? No surface mounting?

I fancy one for my BBC B :D

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sundbyk » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:37 am

thecellartroll wrote:Hi,

Does the kit version involve only through hole soldering? No surface mounting?

I fancy one for my BBC B :D


Hi,

The chips are surface mounted but it is no problem soldering them for hand.
I do this a lot.

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby fordp » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:10 pm

Phase 1:
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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby sundbyk » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:45 am

fordp wrote:Phase 1:


Nice.
Looks perfect.
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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby fordp » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:27 am

The SOIC pads did not extend much beyond size of the ICs. Hand soldering is easier if the pads are a little beyond the size of the chip.

I will hopefully get time to try them both soon.
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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby iainjh » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:10 pm

Mine arrived yesterday, up and running in less than 10 mins inc writing jessie to the micro sd card, adding the kernal.img and fitting! Its all fantastic, thanks v much!! :):):)

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Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Postby denni505 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:17 am

Got mine thanks nice bit of kit just need some more stuff then be up and running


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