Ghetto QFN32 ZIF adaptor

Ghetto QFN32 ZIF adaptor

I’m always fascinated by Zero Insertation Force (ZIF) Sockets, but a bit scared by the price. Simple ones (DIP and SOIC) goes for a few bucks on Ebay, but the more fascinating ones (QFP, QFN, (T)SOP, BGA) either can’t be found or are very expensive. Even...
C64/SX64 RAM Cartridge revisited

C64/SX64 RAM Cartridge revisited

Together with the PCBs came in a new revision of the C64/SX64 RAM Cartridge with onboard SD2IEC. It has a completely new layout and was tailor made to a C64 Cartridge shell I got from Ebay. Now I had more PCB estate at my disposal so the layout is much cleaner and...
New PCBs arrived today

New PCBs arrived today

It has been a while that I ordered some PCBs.. I got a bit scared by my own post , so it took a while for sending them in. As usual  I use the DHL option, but as I feared there were custom troubles again. I managed to contact customer service and got it somewhat...
PCB 3: UCload

PCB 3: UCload

With no snow outside I finally got around to solder the 3rd PCB. It is the second revision of a microcontroller dummy load. It is loosely based on the arachnidlabs uc:load. It uses the same base ciruit and adds a microcontroller (PIC16F1825), rotary encode...