I don't have fancy soldering stuff.
I use a jensen 47b723 and a radio shack brand that has no labels, it was a cheap one back in the day. I should probably purchase more varied tips for these.
I use 60 tin 40 lead solder.Kester, Rakhi Shack and Archer brands (I've had spools of this stuff for years).
I list ny Cooper sponge.
So yeah, probably due for some parts and tips. I have to keep it under 25 bux and can't purchase for another 2 weeks.
I think it's time to start putting things on ebay to raise funds.
And for this weekend coming up....(clipped from facebook status)
"So last weekend I completed a keyboard repair and reset button mod however I botched the internal ram mod and in the process damaged the mainboard. That's a repair project for another time.
However, this weekend is going to be a lot of smaller priests to complete.
I'll start off by adding male header pins to my GoTek floppy emulators, then I'll add lcd and third button modifications to both, then I'll program one for use with the ti.
Then, it's time to modify both my Amiga 500 case and my TI-99/4 PEB. For the Amiga I'll need to cut jokes for the lcd and the third button.
Same for the peb. However the peb has more work. Because of ny atx psu mod on the orb, I need to install heat probes with monitor on each of the voltage regulars in the expansion cards. Displays to be mounted on the peb (more hole cutting). Then I have to extend dine internal power cables, install the GoTek along side a 3.5"floppy, add the reset button to my ti but mount the button on the PEB next to the GoTek third button.
I also want the peb reset button to be removable at the console for transport. With the option to add a button in the fly via external connection for use without the peb (male header pins)
So it's shaping up to be another computer modification weekend.
My goals are to make these computers as modern as possible (within budget) so I can put them back in to production.
The TI is my learning system. I am going to use it to learn Assembly Language.
The Amiga is awaiting a Vampire II board witch is an upgrade that will make the old Amiga add fat and as powerful at what it does as a modern PC is at what it does. Then I'll be back to r making music art and animation on it retro style fir video games.
Eventually I'd like to develop for the Amiga, much in the same capacity I'm developing for the TI currently.
Ask while improving my developing skills on the pc.
I'm not doing it alone. I've got a subset brilliant support network and community with the TI. Software engineers, hardware engineers and the balance if years and years of experience.
In the Amiga side, well, you wouldn't believe how alive the Amiga community really is. And if your observant enough, you can find the talent to ask for help.
So that's that."
Edited by Sinphaltimus, Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:15 AM.