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Homepin WPC MPU boards

By robm

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    Hi Guys,

    Just thought i would mention this here as a few from the Aussie forums have bought and built Homepins WPC MPU kits.

    I personally have built two of them and they are pretty straight forward if you have some soldering experience. For someone who has no idea about measuring resistance or checking diode orientation and has done very little soldering, this is probably not the project for you. However, if you take your time and be methodical there should be no problems.

    The board is labelled pretty well and there are some assembly notes on his website.

    Here are a couple of pics of a Twilight Zone i have just restored and had the Homepin MPU board running in it with no issues - i also have had one in a Dr Who running for the last 6 months.

    Because of our poxy Australian $, you guys end up getting them a fair bit cheaper - they are $160 plus $35 postage in Aussie $, so that prob brings it back to around $160 or even a little cheaper in US $ including postage.

    Anyway, just a heads up for anyone like me who enjoys tinkering and building their own boards.

    More details on his website

    http://www.homepin.com/WPCMPU.html

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    #2 6 years ago

    Homepin's products are nice designs. It's unfortunate he doesn't have a US distributor, as that would make purchases so much easier.

    Personally, I'd prefer dual wipe sockets over machine pin, DIP switches for country selection, etc. Or the ability to just buy the empty board (I've got all the other parts already!)

    I'd recommend one of these boards to anyone looking for a fun project. At current exchange rates, it's about $150 USD including shipping!

    BTW, burn yourself a 9.4H CPU ROM, that's a nice looking TZ and deserves the full 9.4H experience

    #3 6 years ago

    Yeah i was pretty happy with how the tz came up, just waiting ona few flipper rubbers and will tidy the cables up in the base of the cab.

    Good idea about the rom, ive never played that version

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