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Whirlwind Software Rewrite - The Journey


By applejuice

5 years ago



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#151 44 days ago

Ok... I know I've been waiting for 5 years now.. But I need some updates!!! Let's do this.

#152 40 days ago

If you need any testors, let me know. Id be happy to help out

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#153 21 days ago

Proto Controller boards are here Assembly time

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#154 21 days ago

Sweet!! Excited to see this project progressing!

#155 21 days ago

Finally something to smile about.

#156 21 days ago

I will test it for you and take quality video for you to analyze.

#158 21 days ago

Shut up and take my money!!!!!

Seriously if you need a guinea pig, id like to be a beta tester!!

#159 20 days ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

I like the "hack the planet" text

Gibson baby, Heh heh heh, "you won't be having any more trouble from them..." ha ha ha ha

#160 20 days ago

If you need testors, I can even solder Would definitely be willing to assemble a board myself and test if you need it. (Im guessing you dont, but the offer is there).

Anyways, so excited for this! Such a great game to begin with, and with a DMD is going to look awesome!

#161 20 days ago

Oooh. +1 on the soldering. Gotta a new iron and dying to try it out! Plus with the virus shit going around I have plenty of free time at home now.

Mat

#162 20 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Gibson baby, Heh heh heh, "you won't be having any more trouble from them..." ha ha ha ha

I trust you've avoided "crash and burn" for this one tho

Awesome to see progress, and I'm excited to see what's next!

#163 18 days ago

+1 one the soldering - and testing

#164 17 days ago

Assembly progress

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Regarding self assembly of boards to pass the time, i've got no problem if you want one to build yourself and will happily sell you one. At the moment though these boards are just prototypes, so i need to build one first to see if it all works. Sometimes things need improving etc so thats why i make protos first.

#165 17 days ago

Cool, looking forward to seeing how this is gonna work!

#166 17 days ago

Sounds good! Once you get it tested out, I'd be more than happy to assemble my own and help out any way I can. Need something to pass this "always at home" time anyways. I'm like a little school girl screaming on the inside I'm so excited . Keep up the good work!

#167 17 days ago

I'm down for a DIY kit whenever they're ready... but don't wish to rush perfection of course Take your time!

Is the board designed for all thru-hole components or will I have to learn SM skills?

#168 17 days ago
Quoted from goingincirclez:

I'm down for a DIY kit whenever they're ready... but don't wish to rush perfection of course Take your time!
Is the board designed for all thru-hole components or will I have to learn SM skills?

It looks 100% thru hole.

#169 17 days ago

Lots of holes, yes, thankfully! But given the relative scarcity of thru-hole components for certain functions these days, I wouldn't begrudge if a few sm pads had to sneak in. Couldn't tell if it was "100% thruhole for sure" and didn't wan't to take for granted.

#170 17 days ago

I’m so excited for this project!!

#171 16 days ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

It looks 100% thru hole.

It is 100% hole through. That what 99% of the boards i make are. I specialise in making plate through replacements for games and spend a lot of time finding dil socket chips. see my store on https://mypinballs.com

Things like the main processor, sound dac and rPi obviously have smd parts on them but fit into regular dil style sockets or ribbon cables etc so can be treated as single ics/sub boards in their own right.

#172 11 days ago

This is an awesome project I'm going to watch. Sad the cost will likely be more than the total cost I paid for my fairly beat up routed Whirlwind about 20 years ago. That said I love that you are doing this and can't wait to hear about the progress.

#173 10 days ago

Great project!! I'm waiting for news, my Whirlwind is waiting for an upgrade

#174 10 days ago

A friend of mine just showed me this thread wow where have I been. Nice work definitely interested.

#175 7 days ago

Our Whirlwind is the keeper in the house, many pins came and went out. Highprice pins like MM, LOTR, WOZ, BKSOR, etc, pp ... all went out some day expect: Whirlwind.
It is now for over 15 years in the gameromm, therefor ... I will be in in this great project !!

Maybe Chris Grannar is willing to do the sounds in stereo ...

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