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by Dave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Unboxing Video & Quick Test Sandy SuperQboard
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Unboxing Video & Quick Test Sandy SuperQboard

It was TT's plan. We did not question it. In hindsight it worked out OK for the life of the product. Tony was quite mercenary and Arnie quite idealistic. Tony didn't really haver a relationship with TT beyond smiling and shaking hands, AFAIK. Arnie was much more on TT's level, but was a very meek an...
by Dave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Original QL case molds
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Original QL case molds

All I know here is that there were two sets of molds. The top case, afaik never changed, but there was a defect in the bottom case which caused warping, so they redid the tooling for the bottom half to introduce an opposite warp, so when the part cooled it would bend to be straighter. That tooling w...
by Dave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Unboxing Video & Quick Test Sandy SuperQboard
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Unboxing Video & Quick Test Sandy SuperQboard

TT was basically God, and everyone ran around him like little minions. He was an order of magnitude more knowledgeable than anyone else on the subject of anything Ql, so nobody would openly question him. I do recall they considered doubling the size of the EPROM at one point, and they DID move it to...
by Dave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 147
Views: 22544

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

Rambling from another thread edited out there and deposited here: Tetroid's new Trump/SD/RTC/Minerva is a highly integrated equivalent to what SQBv4 was planned to be. The main difference is SQBv4 had four IDE ports which could take SD, CF or SATA adaptors. Everything else is comparable. However, it...
by Dave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Unboxing Video & Quick Test Sandy SuperQboard
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Unboxing Video & Quick Test Sandy SuperQboard

Version 1 and 2 were similar, except version 1 had 256K on the mainboard and an optional 256 on a slim board that went along the back edge. The vast majority of sales - 80%+ were of 512K versions, so they decided to combine them onto a single board. This is the board TJ has. The QIMI mouse came out ...
by Dave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 147
Views: 22544

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

I took on some retro projects for other machines, that are smaller and that have schematics and complete logic available. This includes a WiFi/serial/memory card for the Coleco Adam and a memory card for the VIC-20. I also built a small 68000 SBC that is NOT a QL, and have used it as a fun little te...
by Dave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 147
Views: 22544

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

Aaaand, the urge has struck me and I am back to work.

Don't get your hopes up, but I have been accomplishing things recently.
by Dave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Unboxing Video & Quick Test Sandy SuperQboard
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Unboxing Video & Quick Test Sandy SuperQboard

I'm sending a replacement ROM for him this week.
by Dave
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Unboxing Video & Quick Test Sandy SuperQboard
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Unboxing Video & Quick Test Sandy SuperQboard

He downloaded the manual.

It fills me with so much joy that after all these years, bits of Sandy kit are still being shared around the world and bringing people joy.

It's really made my weekend.
by Dave
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Today I fixed....
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Today I fixed....

You have something against surprises? :P