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Re: This weekends projects

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:49 pm
by mcarlson_sb
XavSnap wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:33 am [edit]
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... ack-GB18U/

Link to Maplin magazines :
https://worldradiohistory.com/Maplin-Electronics.htm

TalkBack_SPO256al2.jpg


Zx81 Talk-Back : Maplin #5
https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mapeli ... -03-05.pdf

Have fun.
Thank you for the readable scans!!!!!
That will make things much easier

Re: This weekends projects

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:22 pm
by Moggy
R7 on my board is 4k7 ohm

Re: This weekends projects

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:35 pm
by XavSnap
Mageco (VTR) SPO256-al2 board:

Mageco.JPG
MANUEL-ZX81-SPO256[MAGECO]-5.jpg
From:
http://zx81.ordi5.free.fr/vtr/download/ ... ECO%5D.pdf

Re: This weekends projects

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:32 am
by XavSnap
R7:
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YEL-VIO-BLK-BLK-BRN
470x1 qua:1

470 Ohms 1%

Re: This weekends projects

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:56 am
by XavSnap
:o
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Something's wrong in this kind of circuits…
Like "Elletronica mister kit", this article seem to be a rough draft of the original project.

This purpose (article) is clearly sloppy and wrong to sell the greatest number of PCB…

Buy a PCB, and put a bunch of components…
That's all.

Re: This weekends projects

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:54 pm
by Moggy
XavSnap wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:32 am R7:

resistor.jpg

YEL-VIO-BLK-BLK-BRN
470x1 qua:1

470 Ohms 1%
I have altered my original post here as I've come to the conclusion that on my board, who ever assembled it has reversed R2 and R7 I shall reverse their position and report back as to whether it works or not.

EDIT.

Have now reversed R2-R7 as per the schematic and can report it all works ok.

Re: This weekends projects

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:16 pm
by XavSnap
"R" is the decimal notation in the BS1852 format.
https://reviseomatic.org/help/e-resisto ... 0Codes.php

R47 = 0R47 = 0.47 Ohm.

47R = 47R0 = 47 Ohm.

470R= 470R0 = 470 Ohm.

Re: This weekends projects

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:52 pm
by Moggy
XavSnap wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:16 pm "R" is the decimal notation in the BS1852 format.
https://reviseomatic.org/help/e-resisto ... 0Codes.php

R47 = 0R47 = 0.47 Ohm.

47R = 47R0 = 47 Ohm.

470R= 470R0 = 470 Ohm.
Er yes I know I'm fully aware how to read resistor code,what does that have to do with R2 and R7 being in the wrong place on my board? I assume this is aimed at me? :?

I am only pointing out that R7 which should be 470 ohm and R2 which should be 4700 ohm seem to have been swapped on my board regardless of terminology.

Re: This weekends projects

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:35 pm
by mcarlson_sb
XavSnap wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:16 pm "R" is the decimal notation in the BS1852 format.
https://reviseomatic.org/help/e-resisto ... 0Codes.php

R47 = 0R47 = 0.47 Ohm.

47R = 47R0 = 47 Ohm.

470R= 470R0 = 470 Ohm.
Maybe it was for me :D
It was something I didn't know (at least the R47 one - never run across that notation before)

I'm one of the lucky 10000 who learned something today

Re: This weekends projects

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:41 pm
by mcarlson_sb
Moggy wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:54 pm I have altered my original post here as I've come to the conclusion that on my board, who ever assembled it has reversed R2 and R7 I shall reverse their position and report back as to whether it works or not.

EDIT.

Have now reversed R2-R7 as per the schematic and can report it all works ok.
Thank you.
It's good to know that the design as written (or with the resistors reversed) works.

When I run into issues I now know it's my implementation rather than a design error.