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Old 27 December 2017, 17:37   #1
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Building a GBAPII++ Graphics Card

I am in the progress of building a couple of GBAPII++ Graphics cards that Georg Braun & Matthias Heinrichs designed.

I have to say this is by far the hardest thing I have soldered so far!
The SOJ40 RAM Chips are worse than the GD5434 and it's PQFP-208 package!
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Old 27 December 2017, 18:28   #2
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Good effort sir! Interesting choice of ways to relax over the festive period
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Old 27 December 2017, 19:18   #3
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I'm not quite sure I would class it as relaxing

Think I am done for the day.
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Old 30 December 2017, 18:23   #4
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Finished the IC's off today and done all of the capacitors.
Still need to do the resistors, diodes, ferrite beads and connectors.
Then I can program them.
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Well managed to get a bit more done after going out for a meal.
Diodes and ferrite beads are done. I am about half way through the resistors and then it's just the connectors left.
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Nice work.
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Nice work.
Thanks plasmab, definitely the biggest soldering job I have ever taken on!
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Thanks plasmab, definitely the biggest soldering job I have ever taken on!
Looks amazing.. do they work in A4000s?
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Old 31 December 2017, 00:19   #9
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Yes and blind German did some bench mark testing on A1K
https://www.a1k.org/forum/showthread.php?t=48464

Also work on the firmware has been updated since.
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Yes and blind German did some bench mark testing on A1K
https://www.a1k.org/forum/showthread.php?t=48464

Also work on the firmware has been updated since.
Gorgeous
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Old 31 December 2017, 00:29   #11
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One has your name on it as a donation for your work on the TF cards and to give you a kick to get on with the 040/060 versions.
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Thats very kind but it would never get used. So so much backlog here and that wouldnt help me get on with the 040 boards.
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Well let me know if you change your mind plasmab.
I wanted to donate one to you and one to Kipper2K for both of your work.
I have more than 4 by the way.

Forgot I took this pic earlier, I don't have a fancy scope with a camera but managed to get a pic through the lens.
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Well let me know if you change your mind plasmab.
I wanted to donate one to you and one to Kipper2K for both of your work.
I have more than 4 by the way.

Forgot I took this pic earlier, I don't have a fancy scope with a camera but managed to get a pic through the lens.
Nice. I appreciate the offer. I'm trying not to add any more distractions I have a looooong list of things i need to fix.
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