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Forum: Hardware mods 24 June 2020, 15:25
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Posted By CD32Freak
Smile CD32 PCB ruler

Apparently this hasn't been done before, so I thought I would give it go with the gerber files I'v created from amigapcb.org data: a CD32 PCB ruler! :D

It is still a work in progress. All the IC's...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 May 2020, 16:25
Replies: 22
Views: 1,746
Posted By CD32Freak
Hi kipper2k, Impressive project. What EDA...

Hi kipper2k,

Impressive project. What EDA did you use?
Forum: Hardware mods 15 May 2020, 12:58
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
In Sprint-Layout you can import an image as a...

In Sprint-Layout you can import an image as a background and scale it, this could help spot the differences :-)
Forum: Hardware mods 03 May 2020, 19:15
Replies: 25
Views: 2,648
Posted By CD32Freak
The site probably generated more traffic, because...

The site probably generated more traffic, because of my converted gerber files :D I told Scrat that people would still need his site as a reference :)
Forum: Hardware mods 16 April 2020, 17:37
Replies: 351
Views: 36,949
Posted By CD32Freak
There was a seller named Sveta over at AmiBay who...

There was a seller named Sveta over at AmiBay who sold very cheap NOS Akiko chips, but he got banned. I wonder why, because he was a very kind seller :(

However, there is hope. The Apollo Vampire...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 April 2020, 10:56
Replies: 351
Views: 36,949
Posted By CD32Freak
Big grin You could strip all the connectors from a CD32...

You could strip all the connectors from a CD32 and build a core board with only the AGA chipset and Akiko. Put some a600 and A1200 connectors around the edge and build separate video/audio/IO boards...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 April 2020, 17:33
Replies: 351
Views: 36,949
Posted By CD32Freak
Impressive, a new A600 baby from amigapcb.org...

Impressive, a new A600 baby from amigapcb.org files :great
Forum: Hardware mods 22 March 2020, 18:11
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
Wow, what a great site. I never knew something...

Wow, what a great site. I never knew something like amigapcb.org existed!..lol..sorry CUF, I couldn't resist :D Did you read the first post of this thread? ;)
Forum: Hardware mods 12 March 2020, 17:19
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
In Sprint Layout you can put an image of a board...

In Sprint Layout you can put an image of a board behind the layer and check missing for vias or traces faster. That's how John "Chucky" Hertell designed his Re-Amiga 1200:...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 March 2020, 17:26
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
Oh well, it was a fun exercise after the CD32...

Oh well, it was a fun exercise after the CD32 Rev4.1 conversion :D
Forum: Hardware mods 29 February 2020, 07:53
Replies: 45
Views: 5,407
Posted By CD32Freak
Roll eyes (sarcastic) I almost ordered some PCB's from JLCPCB with...

I almost ordered some PCB's from JLCPCB with these files, but thanks to Mick and rvctech, I've discovered that the holes of the DB9 connectors are slightly off like on the A600 :sad

So only use...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 February 2020, 17:11
Replies: 45
Views: 5,407
Posted By CD32Freak
Arrow I have renamed the Gerber files conform...

I have renamed the Gerber files conform JLCPCB.com naming pattern and uploaded the files to the repository:

Amiga_CD32_Rev41_bottom_signal.GBL
Amiga_CD32_Rev41_bottom_silkscreen.GBO...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 February 2020, 08:24
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
There is also an Inkscape extension called...

There is also an Inkscape extension called Svg2Shenzhen (https://github.com/badgeek/svg2shenzhen) for exporting SVG to Kicad PCB :)
Forum: Hardware mods 28 February 2020, 06:18
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
Okay, I understand, that's what I also wanted to...

Okay, I understand, that's what I also wanted to do at first, but I couldn't find the right tool. So I looked for an alternative and that was HTML with SVG data -> PDF -> Gerber :)
After searching a...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 February 2020, 15:12
Replies: 351
Views: 36,949
Posted By CD32Freak
I mean, in GerbView you can import the DRL file...

I mean, in GerbView you can import the DRL file with 'File / Open Excellon Drill File(s)' and open all the Gerber files, but when you choose 'Export to Pcbnew' you have to assign the layers. However,...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 February 2020, 14:40
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
@rvctech The tool I'm using (FAB3000) imports...

@rvctech
The tool I'm using (FAB3000) imports PDF using Ghostscript (specifically the gsdll32.dll) and that is free, maybe that could help you further creating your own conversion tool :)

There...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 February 2020, 07:25
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
Thanks for the explanation, rvctech, but I see...

Thanks for the explanation, rvctech, but I see GND tracks running through signal tracks. Wouldn't that mean they should be on a seperate GND layer? By the way, what CAD package did you use to convert...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 February 2020, 17:18
Replies: 351
Views: 36,949
Posted By CD32Freak
Looks great. Did you use the Gerber files I've...

Looks great. Did you use the Gerber files I've converted from amigapcb.org? :-)
How did you export the drill holes from GerbView to PCBnew? I have no clue how to do that.
Forum: Hardware mods 26 February 2020, 06:18
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
Yes, you are right, Mick. I can see hidden GND...

Yes, you are right, Mick. I can see hidden GND tracks on the original TOP layer SVG data that I have saved, which should be on a seperate GND ID. Scrat has now protected his site even more by putting...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 February 2020, 19:51
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By CD32Freak
Okay, I've uploaded Gerber files with the correct...

Okay, I've uploaded Gerber files with the correct scale conversion. I've also added the VCC layer, but as I said earlier, it looks the same as the GND layer. Have fun with it ;)
Forum: Hardware mods 22 February 2020, 15:19
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
Hi Ceason87, These Gerber files are meant to...

Hi Ceason87,

These Gerber files are meant to be used as an offline reference and I cannot guarantee it will work when you use them to manufacture a real PCB. However, if you can afford it, please...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2020, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By CD32Freak
@Chucky Yes, you're absolutely right. I forgot...

@Chucky
Yes, you're absolutely right. I forgot the VCC layer, but the problem is it looks exactly the same as the gnd layer. Anyway, when I figured out the correct scale for the A4000T, I will...
Forum: Hardware mods 19 February 2020, 10:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By CD32Freak
Just like the A600 Gerbers I screwed up the scale...

Just like the A600 Gerbers I screwed up the scale on this one too! I'm surprised that nobody noticed it :D
Forum: Hardware mods 19 February 2020, 10:18
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
@Boboo_SK Relax, those corners are not tracks...

@Boboo_SK
Relax, those corners are not tracks and you can remove them, because they are meant to align the layers. You can also use them to create a border outline easily :)
Forum: Hardware mods 18 February 2020, 19:59
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
@Mick I've discovered what I did wrong and the...

@Mick
I've discovered what I did wrong and the scale should be correct now. I've uploaded the new Gerber export to my repository. Thanks for noticing! ;)
Forum: Hardware mods 18 February 2020, 10:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By CD32Freak
Border outline from previous backup restored en...

Border outline from previous backup restored en uploaded to repository.
Forum: Hardware mods 18 February 2020, 09:04
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
@Boboo_SK Sorry, there is no outline layer at...

@Boboo_SK
Sorry, there is no outline layer at amigapcb, so you will have to draw it yourself in your EDA :-)

@Mick
I'll have a look at it when I have the time. I could have used the wrong...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 February 2020, 07:42
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
JLCPCB suggests {boardname}.{layer extension}:...

JLCPCB suggests {boardname}.{layer extension}: https://support.jlcpcb.com/article/29-suggested-naming-patterns but personally I don't find it very clear. So I will stick with {motherboard...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 February 2020, 18:30
Replies: 45
Views: 5,407
Posted By CD32Freak
Relax, Scrat. You should be more worried that you...

Relax, Scrat. You should be more worried that you will have even more traffic to your site than ever before. I didn't release a netlist, so people will have to visit your site to check every...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 February 2020, 08:51
Replies: 45
Views: 5,407
Posted By CD32Freak
Okay, I understand, but now the Gerber files are...

Okay, I understand, but now the Gerber files are out there and it's not your fault. According to a ruling by The Intellectual Property Court I also didn't do anything illegal. I didn't copy any...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 February 2020, 08:36
Replies: 45
Views: 5,407
Posted By CD32Freak
No, I didn't know that, but thanks for the...

No, I didn't know that, but thanks for the clarification. As you probably have read above, it confused me a lot at the beginning, but you always learn as you go :D
Forum: Hardware mods 16 February 2020, 08:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By CD32Freak
Yes, I did, but there were some annoying and...

Yes, I did, but there were some annoying and unnecessary lines on the right side below at the accelerator area. So I've removed them and created new Gerber files in FAB3000. The previous Gerber files...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 February 2020, 15:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By CD32Freak
A1200 Rev1D1 Gerber files

I've converted the Amiga 1200 Rev1D1 SVG data from amigapcb.org into Gerber files:
https://github.com/cd32freak/Amiga-1200-Rev-1D1

https://i.postimg.cc/Qx24w5wj/A1200-Rev1-D1-top.png...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 February 2020, 16:05
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
Lightbulb Yes, you're right. It's because sometimes the...

Yes, you're right. It's because sometimes the Gerber export is from Sprint-Layout (CD32 and A1200) and the others are a direct Gerber export from FAB3000. I could rename the files by hand. How would...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 19:45
Replies: 25
Views: 2,648
Posted By CD32Freak
Yes, I did send you a message, but nevermind ;) ...

Yes, I did send you a message, but nevermind ;)
Did you got hold of the original Commodore Gerber files? If so, how? :D

The converter I used is called FAB3000...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 16:30
Replies: 96
Views: 7,050
Posted By CD32Freak
Amiga 600 Rev2A gerber files

This one is for Mick ;)

I've converted the Amiga 600 Rev2A SVG data from amigapcb.org into gerber files:
https://github.com/cd32freak/Amiga-600-Rev-2A
...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 10:18
Replies: 25
Views: 2,648
Posted By CD32Freak
Well, many months ago I mailed the owner of...

Well, many months ago I mailed the owner of amigapcb.org to ask the simple question if he created the layers with the original Commodore gerber files, but he didn't answer :rolleyes So, I started to...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 08:23
Replies: 25
Views: 2,648
Posted By CD32Freak
Thanks for noticing the wrong link :) Yes, I...

Thanks for noticing the wrong link :)

Yes, I will do the A600 Rev 2A next :D



I use Sprint-Layout to import the Gerber files. If Chucky can make a whole new A1200 board with it, it must good...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 February 2020, 19:20
Replies: 25
Views: 2,648
Posted By CD32Freak
Big grin Amiga 4000D Rev B gerber files

I've converted the Amiga 4000D RevB SVG data from amigapcb.org into gerber files:
https://github.com/cd32freak/Amiga-4000D-Rev-B

https://i.postimg.cc/vZwqb3WF/A4000-DRev-B-top.png...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 February 2020, 12:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By CD32Freak
Big grin A4000T Rev4 gerber files

I've converted the A4000T Rev4 data from amigapcb.org into gerber files:
https://github.com/cd32freak/Amiga-4000T-Rev4

https://i.postimg.cc/bNdgp9QB/A4000-TRev4-top.png...
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