As one or the other may have noticed, the download area has changed. There are also no more dots on the side. Due to various circumstances I am in the process of rebuilding the site. Therefore it can come in the next days also sometimes to small errors here and there.

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Years ago I packed my old school calculator, the TI-59 from Texas Instruments, carelessly into a box. There it lay for several decades, until a few days ago I met this little treasure chest, and there all kinds of treasures came to light. Among other things also the mentioned TI-59. The battery had leaked meanwhile and also otherwise it gave no more Mucks of itself. Since I found that such an old sweetheart does not belong on the garbage, I went to the repair.

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My website was a little dusty, I hadn't done anything about it for too long. Some circumstances, which I already wrote about here, made me want to spend more time on this site again. With this step I said goodbye to Wordpress, which I had used before.

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The EasyFlash³ module is still a popular accessory for the Commodore C64. And meanwhile you can get the single components from Asia for little money. However there are here and there some stumbling blocks. Today I would like to give a few tips about the problems that can occur with the CPLD and how to fix them.

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In the old quote "The most devout cannot live in peace if it does not please his evil neighbor" there is sometimes more truth than one can love. Like a simple offer to help another person suddenly almost became a blood feud...

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For many years Seeedstudio has been known as a development forge and shop of all kinds of fine electronic gadgets and accessories, making the heart of the maker beat faster. For some time now a board service has also been offered. This is what my little test is about.

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"Planning is half the life" - Surely everyone has heard this saying before in his life. And he is not so completely wrong. Where one can act in the small perhaps still on it loosely, with larger topics a planning becomes inevitable.

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As I had already written in the first part, only now did the whole thing begin to take on greater proportions.

I had presented my little project in the Forum64.de.

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Surely one or the other JLCPCB is a term. It is about a quite large Chinese circuit board manufacturer. Until recently, you could upload your own printed circuit boards in Gerber format at a very reasonable price there, and a short time later you received the printed circuit boards by mail.

Since I also work a lot with SMD, I often order the matching stencil with it. All in all, this has always been quite inexpensive.

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Today there are steamed circuit boards... Or how to make life easier with condensation soldering.
No, there are no recipes presented now, or cooking is discussed, although the latter is not quite correct. It is about a rather old process of reflow soldering: vapor phase soldering or condensation soldering.

At the beginning of the 1980s, this process was still being discredited and forgotten because of the use of chemicals that were not exactly environmentally friendly. Only with the development of perfluoropolyethers did this process experience a new renaissance.

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Like that sometimes is. You have a nice idea for a small craft project, and in the end the whole thing becomes a mammoth task.

Such stories usually start with a "Actually, I just wanted to...", maybe paired with a "just fast...". And in this case I actually only wanted to make an existing circuit board smaller. There was not even a deeper sense behind it, but only the fun of tinkering.

In this case it was about the so-called ZoomFLoppy:

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