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  1. I just ordered from Mac the Black boards, so they will join my Red boards. I'm trying to finish up on my 3d printer & CNC projects before my rotator cuff surgery here soon. I have loaded my BOM with Digi-Key for 1088XLD but have not submitted it yet. Need more time!!!!!
  2. I've choose the red PCB as well Lenore, which look great by the way. I moved recently so getting things unpacked and setting up shop has been slow, but getting there. Been delving deeper into understanding electronic circuits and testing methods to self help when things don't do as they should. It's my hope that I can extend that learning to help other. Thanks to Michael and the Beta Team for getting us to this stage of another great project!!! Mike
  3. Hey DrV should I interject my Dewalt glue gun into the conversation;)
  4. Thanks DrV. Very impressive machine to say the least. I built 4 of the XEL's where I built 2 for friends and kept 2 for myself, so I was a bit burnt out from soldering after that I must say. I recently acquired an eClaire XL from Panos and I have been hacking around with it running it through its paces. Any way, XLD looks interesting and no doubt a challenge to build. People should know that its not the building that is hard part but rather the trouble shooting when things don't work;)
  5. Just become a subscriber to Atariage then one of the perks is to edit post;) Mike
  6. Michael I think you did some time traveling;)
  7. Completed my keyboard with Atari key overlays. Helps tremendously when typing and looking for the necessary key stroke.
  8. Looking good James! You are asking good questions too. Take your time and inspect after every solder session for good clean solder joints and look for any solder bridges that may formed. Reviewing this thread for builder issues to avoid and flashjazzcat's videos will keep your project moving a long nicely. Mike
  9. That is correct on using the [FN] key to activate the F1-F12, which adds another key to be pressed, but it is desktop real estate friendly at 5.5"x14". Priced at $20 it is wallet friendly too;) I multi-task my desktop and having a huge keyboard(s) takes up too much space.
  10. Larry, I'm currently using a Logitech k400r USB wireless keyboard. Using the mapping layout that is provided in the Atari 800 FPGA Manual I found that the keyboard does correspond over with the additional usage of a function key [FN] to activate F1-F12. I have ordered the keyboard overlays from 4Keyboard.com to keep me from hunting and pecking;)
  11. USB Wireless Logitech K400r works very well, but does not give that retro feel.
  12. Thanks Panos for a quick ship of a quality design build and to Mark for making it all work! Ran it through some of its basic paces today but hope to find some time later to load up a SD card and give it a go:)
  13. Now that is something to celebrate!!! Looking forward to this project as I did the last. Thanks Michael! Mike
  14. Does anyone see an issue with the interest listings in post #186 & #187 compared to #180 which I believe to be the most accurate interest list prior to #186? If some folks have dropped off it then I can understand, but I know I have not lost interest. Mike
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