Jupiter ACE (again)

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Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Post by Paul » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:31 am

Mine look quite similar. Thanks a lot for your help. Mine also has an acrylic case.
What is still missing is the Jupiter color card and the Jupiter SD interface ;)
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Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Post by McKlaud » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:35 pm

Paul, could you share a photo of your Juppie, please?

BTW Is there any software awailabe that supports colours :?: Personalny i am not aware of any. :?
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Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Post by Paul » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:06 pm

I'm on my way to Mahlerts. There is our annual ZX-TEAM meeting this weekend. As soon as I have setup my table I will take a photo and post it here. In case there would really be no color software, let's write some!
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Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Post by msch » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:53 pm

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My Jupiter Ace - soldered by Paul :-)
(with ZX Spectrum heatsink for first testing).
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Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Post by McKlaud » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:09 pm

Hi Mathias :)

It looks good and works :) However, be very careful with the Speccy heatsink as it may short +5V rail to the GND on the board.
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Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Post by msch » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:53 pm

Thanks - the heatsink is isolated (adhesive tape) but only for testing. I want to bend an original style heatsink. This is the reason why the 7805 was used.
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Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Post by msch » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:28 pm

Now with keyboard layer and another heatsink as interim solution until I get the aluminium sheet for an original style heatsink:
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Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Post by msch » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:41 pm

And finally:
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For replica owners: I have some heatsinks (and rom labels) left, please drop me a message :-)

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Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Post by McKlaud » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:22 pm

Mathias :)

Your Juppie looks like the original one :)

Anyway I am prototyping with SDHC cards thanks to @roganjosh. 3-in-1 interface would have SDHC card reader, 32K RAM and AY chip on board.

And a teaser: SDHC in action
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Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Post by msch » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:51 pm

Thank You and well done, Claudius!
A wonderfull project and my dream (sd card interface for the ace) comes true :)
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