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Re: Microdrive boards

Postby tcat » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Dave wrote:Unfortunately, the company that made the heads went out of business a long time ago.


Ah bad luck, many thanks anyway.
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Re: Microdrive boards

Postby belg4rion67 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:06 am

Hi Dave, I'm interested for 2 units to update :D
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Re: Microdrive boards

Postby daholmes » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:28 am

The switches were made by Burgess Microswitch in Gateshead, England. I know because my Dad designed them and sold them to Sinclair. Interestingly I believe it is the same switch as the starter/go on the Sinclair C5

Unfortunately Burgess were sold to the Swiss and eventually became Chinese, broke my Dads heart, when the factory as flattened. They are now Saia Burgess. I believe all the old designs are still made.


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Re: Microdrive boards

Postby vanpeebles » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:56 pm

Fascinating first post! Welcome to the forum :)


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Re: Microdrive boards

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:36 pm

And, ignoring the metal contactor plate, that style of switch has become something of an industry standard over the last 35 years or so. I bought a whole pile of them with straight contact springs to work as limit switches on my home CNC machine.


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Re: Microdrive boards

Postby belg4rion67 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:05 pm

Dave wrote:And, ignoring the metal contactor plate, that style of switch has become something of an industry standard over the last 35 years or so. I bought a whole pile of them with straight contact springs to work as limit switches on my home CNC machine.


OT: have you made the CNC by yourself? I've seen a lot of tutorial on youtube and I've idea to make one myself too!


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Re: Microdrive boards

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:56 pm

I made it from scratch including 3D printing some parts, but the majority of it came as a single quick kit for $235.

It was practice for assembling the pick and place machine I'm getting in a couple of months.



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