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RogerWilco486
Boyertown, PA USA

Posted Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:43 am

I wanted to add this picture of the NOS 68030RP25C I used. This little guy popped up in the States on eBay months ago. It's kind of nice to have one that isn't the typical re-badge so common for eBay. Not that there's anything wrong with those, 030's seem to run whatever clock you ask of them no-matter what's printed on the lid..

Still, this one is certainly a nice specimen.
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RogerWilco486
Boyertown, PA USA

Posted Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:52 am

Firebird completely finished:

Foxconn PCI slots salvaged from Pentium-II motherboard, and very nice 100-pin and 36-pin AliExpress edge card sockets. For the 54-pin socket I cut two 36-pin sockets in half with a 3D printed miter box and hack saw blade. Just a bit of super glue and a steady hand was all it took to make a nearly invisible bond.

Afterwards the Firebird was run through the ultrasonic cleaner with a flux removing solution and the result is a nice clean daughter board....
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RogerWilco486
Boyertown, PA USA

Posted Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:26 am

Thought I'd add a picture of the DSP. This was salvaged from a crusty old Mac Quadra 660AV motherboard....
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G8rduc
North Florida

Posted Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:36 am

Any progress on this beautiful project?





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