Faster production !

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Faster production !

Post by TuKo » Sun 27 Nov 2016 17:00

Virtual visit of kipper's hideout... :)

Some days ago, 100 Vampire ready to ship !
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Today, 100 others just arrived at kipper's place...
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A600, V600 V2, A604n+Indi+RTC, CF 32Gb, WiFi
A500+, V500 V2+, Kipper 1MB ChipRAM, CF 32GB, Indivision ECS, ESP8266, Plipbox
A4000D, CS MK2 68060@66MHz 128Mb, Indi MK2cr, CF 16Gb, CV64 4Mb, FastATA MK-VI, Ariadne II

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Re: Faster production !

Post by Mr-Z » Sun 27 Nov 2016 18:46

That's sweet, Go Kipper!!! 8-)
Amiga is addictive coz it's fun to use 8-) config: A600 Vampire 2 "Black Edition"

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Re: Faster production !

Post by gregthecanuck » Mon 28 Nov 2016 09:32

Looks like kipper is still hand-soldering the connectors. That will keep him busy :)

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Re: Faster production !

Post by TuKo » Mon 28 Nov 2016 13:07

Connectors takes him 5 minutes per board.

Amigaland will soon be flooded by Vampire cards :mrgreen:
A600, V600 V2, A604n+Indi+RTC, CF 32Gb, WiFi
A500+, V500 V2+, Kipper 1MB ChipRAM, CF 32GB, Indivision ECS, ESP8266, Plipbox
A4000D, CS MK2 68060@66MHz 128Mb, Indi MK2cr, CF 16Gb, CV64 4Mb, FastATA MK-VI, Ariadne II

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Re: Faster production !

Post by IanP » Mon 28 Nov 2016 21:36

it's still quite a bit of soldering if done by hand, 68 pins for the CPU socket alone. The CPU sockets are modified to fit properly so I can Understand why kipper2k is adding them himself. Not sure why the HDMI and SD Card slot connectors aren't being done by the board house, I imagine they can be a bit fiddly to do, maybe it keeps costs down.

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Re: Faster production !

Post by kipper2k » Tue 29 Nov 2016 15:12

For the connectors, The PLCC connector needs to be routed, sanded and snipped, the hdmi original connectors were not up to par so i use slightly different ones which need a little massaging to fit, and the SD connector is a pain as the 2 small holes dont really align up all the time so hand soldering is best.

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Re: Faster production !

Post by IanP » Tue 29 Nov 2016 19:28

Is the SD Slot holes alignment problem with the PCB drilling or the component? If it's the PCB design then it should be a relatively simple fix if it's production of the board or component it may need a change of board house or component supplier which is more of a pain. If modifying the PCB design is the answer then adapting the HDMI footprint for the new version would make sense too. It seems a bit crazy for you to be spending time mangling these parts to hand solder them.

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Re: Faster production !

Post by IanP » Tue 29 Nov 2016 19:36

Any word on how many Vampire 600V2-128's have been sent off or are the figures top secret :?:

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Re: Faster production !

Post by gregthecanuck » Wed 30 Nov 2016 00:39

@kipper2k

Congratulations on getting your first batches going! Nice work.

Any plans to build new V500 next year?

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Re: Faster production !

Post by Lane » Sun 4 Dec 2016 15:28

How's batch 2 coming along?

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