My name is Gary and I have been interested in electronics for many years but only dabble in the subject.I would like to get to the point where I can better diagnose issues with retro computers, understand schematics and more.
Welcome @institches! I'm a big fan of retro computers and retro video game consoles. I miss the days when computers came with their own schematics. Looking forward to following along in your build log!
@jonthomasson Thanks Jon. It just happens that the computer I'm dealing with at the moment has a heap of really good schematics - all except the power supply. I'm planning on replacing the power supply capacitors but I'm curious to measure the noise before and after cap replacement, just out of curiosity.
That sounds like a fun project. I've got a non working C64 and an old CGA monitor I want to try and fix. It may be a similar situation where some of the electrolytic caps are blown.
I've also got non working C64s and there are several chips in them that run very hot. It's a good idea to put heat sinks on them.
I sent off my order for Shine on you Crazy Kicad boards to Oshpark last night and ordering the parts today. I'm hoping this will partly provide inspiration to my 5 year old niece who loves blinky LEDs.
Awesome! Looking forward to some pics or videos of you completed boards!
Sent off Getting To Blinky order to Ohspark today and ordered parts. Looking forward to building the boards.