[vcf-midatlantic] Ordering Snark Barker MCA (Sound Boaster clone) PCBs -- Want One?
ajpierson1 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 30 19:04:07 EST 2020
Me? No, I don't have any MCA PS/2 machines to use an SB-MCA with, or any PS/2 machines for that matter. I was privy to some of Eric's debug process, particularly the last bits figuring out a unique DMA condition that prevented the release of the design until recently.
I've built an ISA Snark Barker, that was fun. For those of you who own that one, look closely at the names on the back.
-Alexander 'Z' Pierson
On Monday, November 30, 2020, 06:04:38 PM EST, Alexander Jacocks <jjacocks at gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks, Z. Did you already build one?
On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 17:32 Alexander Pierson via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
The Snark Barker MCA does have a limited number of surface mount components, namely the CPLD, associated voltage regulator, and some capacitors. Everything else is thru-hole.
Meanwhile, the ISA Snark Barker is fully thru-hole.
-Alexander 'Z' Pierson On Monday, November 30, 2020, 04:55:15 PM EST, Alexander Jacocks via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
This is a build-it-yourself project. The Snark Barker is an exact clone, so
it's exclusively through hole.
Only the PCB is included. If others wanted, I could source the parts
necessary, but I'd need at least a few others interested.
On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 7:38 AM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Would the assembly be surface mounted or original?
> On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 8:43 PM Jameel Akari via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > $34 I assume is just the board?
> > I’ll take a look at the details tomorrow but this might be fun.
> > --
> > Jameel Akari
> > > On Nov 29, 2020, at 8:17 PM, Alexander Jacocks via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > All,
> > >
> > > I'm in the process of ordering PCBs for the Snark Barker MCA
> > > (microchannel), which was just announced, here:
> > > https://twitter.com/TubeTimeUS/status/1333123576346468352
> > >
> > > The design files and BOM can be found here:
> > > https://github.com/schlae/snark-barker-mca
> > >
> > > I'll be ordering from PCBway, who does gold fingers, so that the boards
> > > will be able to be able to be repeatedly inserted, without wearing out
> > the
> > > contacts.
> > >
> > > Is anyone else interested? The cost (at quantity 5) would be about
> > > $34+shipping, per PCB. The cost should go down with a bigger order,
> > should
> > > more than 4 others want boards. I could probably be convinced to make
> > > parts order, as well, if folks want.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > > - Alex
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