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In Topic: MFME Cabinet - Building an Idea

14 December 2018 - 08:46 pm

Thanks folks, 


The Dyson does indeed need to be emptied, I was using it to try and clean up the workshop a bit  :twitcy:


If you saw the rest of the workshop, you'd see that ironically although I like the wiring and things neat I have a nasty habit of using something and then moving onto the next thing, meaning that I end up with piles of tools etc. allover the workbench.



In Topic: MFME Cabinet - Building an Idea

13 December 2018 - 08:20 pm

Hi Folks,


Managed to get a little bit more done on the cabinet, have managed to get all the buttons wired back to the Earth link and then all the data connections back to the iPac which means that all the buttons can now be tested.


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As you can see I was getting confused as to which button was which so I ended up labeling them as when I started to configure the iPac I kept getting the buttons all mixed up ending up with some real weird results....


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Once all the ends were terminated at the iPac I was left with :


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I was then able to test that each button gave the  the desired keystroke when pressed. 


I have even been able run a test layout and play using the buttons which was great, as I can see some real progress.


I have decided to use the following wire colours Black for Ground, White for Data and Red for Live voltage. 


Hope everyone is well and looking forward to the festive period, when hopefully I will get a chance to do some more work on the cabinet.





In Topic: MFME Cabinet - Building an Idea

02 December 2018 - 05:25 pm

Hello Again Folks,


I have finally managed to make some more progress on the build, and have given the cabinet a couple of coats of paint and can now start to see it coming together which is great.


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Hopefully a couple of weeks at home will allow me to make some further progress on this, as being away with work has really impacted progress.


I have also wired up my Pac-Drives and iPAC onto a board (inspired by the fabulous job Uptown47 made of his) 


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I have tested these and discovered that the seller has unfortunately sent me 2 x ID1 boards, so I am having to send one back for an exchange, which is a bit of a pain but not the end of the world.


I have also managed to make a start on the wiring of the buttons but have now run out of time for this weekend.


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Hopefully further progress to report soon.



In Topic: Arduino as pac-drive alternative?

22 November 2018 - 03:43 pm

I understand, I would appreciate if you could contact him and see if he would be willing to look at international postage.


I can see it might be too much for him, I do not know how expensive postal in Poland is but in UK it would be more than the hopper price.



In Topic: Arduino as pac-drive alternative?

22 November 2018 - 12:33 pm

Fantastic work Majoris, I am looking to incorporate hopper into my cabinet, could you supply the link for the Cube hopper you mentioned?