New flash cart in development

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Re: New flash cart in development

Postby retronintendonerd » October 9th, 2018, 22:20

zoranc wrote:Short update on the current status. Its both good and bad.

As you saw from my last post we got the redesigned cart produced. It is only layout changes no functional/connectivity changes whatsoever. So it should had run fine, right? Well turns out one of the traces wasn't properly soldered hence the thing doesn't work. Unfortunately due to misunderstanding with the PCB shop, it was a single cart that was produced. Hence we can't check if it's a random problem (those things happen with the PCB production) or a systematic one.

Also there is a delay in producing those, partially due to personal issues that my friend experiences at the moment.

On the bright side, one of the reliability problems that the old revision experienced was due to a software bug in the VHDL code. A change was implemented and briefly tested on the old cart, and it seems to fix the issue.


Some update is better than no update. Sucks to hear about the bumps in the road but I'm confident you'll get there. If/when these become available what's the ballpark price you're thinking they'll be?

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Re: New flash cart in development

Postby RazorLeafAttack » October 11th, 2018, 04:01

That’s rough, being so close and having to wait who knows how long to see if it’s just a manufacturing issue, or if there’s actually a design issue.

Thanks for the update!

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Re: New flash cart in development

Postby thefred » October 12th, 2018, 13:44

How much ram is on the cart? how many games can be installed at once?

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Re: New flash cart in development

Postby zoranc » October 26th, 2018, 17:47

Another update. Carts are produced. They are at the PCB shop now. Delay was caused by another order which required different temperature setup and our PCBs might had turn defective. That is presumably likely the cause of the current defect of the one produced cart.

My friend is sick at the moment, but I hope he would be able to take them on Monday. There are 10 carts produced. Then he'd need to solder the connectors himself (the story why I don't want to enter). I hope for the best this time, but lets see!

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Re: New flash cart in development

Postby kingsoldier » October 26th, 2018, 18:10

zoranc wrote:Another update. Carts are produced. They are at the PCB shop now. Delay was caused by another order which required different temperature setup and our PCBs might had turn defective. That is presumably likely the cause of the current defect of the one produced cart.

My friend is sick at the moment, but I hope he would be able to take them on Monday. There are 10 carts produced. Then he'd need to solder the connectors himself (the story why I don't want to enter). I hope for the best this time, but lets see!

Can’t find them. Already sold out?

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Re: New flash cart in development

Postby RazorLeafAttack » October 26th, 2018, 18:17

kingsoldier wrote:Can’t find them. Already sold out?

They haven't gone up for sale. Still in progress.

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Re: New flash cart in development

Postby kingsoldier » October 26th, 2018, 18:20

RazorLeafAttack wrote:
kingsoldier wrote:Can’t find them. Already sold out?

They haven't gone up for sale. Still in progress.

Thanks, I was too excited I think so I over read it :p

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Re: New flash cart in development

Postby thefred » October 27th, 2018, 14:42

thefred wrote:How much ram is on the cart? how many games can be installed at once?

? please let us know.

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Re: New flash cart in development

Postby scyther » October 28th, 2018, 10:29

Good there is some progress!

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Re: New flash cart in development

Postby zoranc » October 28th, 2018, 20:30

thefred wrote:
thefred wrote:How much ram is on the cart? how many games can be installed at once?

? please let us know.

0 RAM , 1 game. :mrgreen:


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