• Both versions test

    SHAOS06/01/2016 at 06:28 0 comments

    I built and tested both versions of educational TTL:

    Unfortunately "no-breadboard" one has some outputs routed in wrong order :(

    How breadboard one works is clear (I hope), but "no-breadboard" one needs some clarifications I believe - so as you can see inputs are male pin-header and outputs are female header receptacles - you should use special jumper wires where one end is female and another end - male. This way you never connect multiple outputs to the same input - it's simply not possible. So "no-breadboard" version is kind of breadboard by itself. Also on the top of every board you can see 4-pin header that is connected to bottom receptacle of other board - they bring ground (2 middle wires) and power (right wire) to every board. I imagine some kind of backplane on the top (top-plane?) where many columns of boards attached for power and ground.

    I need some input from Hackaday community - which approach is better and should be elaborated deeper? Breadboard one or "No-breadboard" one?

    P.S. I attached PCB source code for "breadboard" version and Gerbers for "no-breadboard" - as I said before it has ERRORS, SO USE IT ON YOUR OWN RISK!!! Link to OSHPark project for 1st breadboard version: https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/SWuqir41

  • Ready for experiments

    SHAOS05/30/2016 at 21:55 0 comments

    Boards for "no-breadboard" version of educational TTL arrived not so long ago:

  • No-breadboard board ordered

    SHAOS05/07/2016 at 02:04 2 comments

    Ordered through OSHPark.com

  • Different approach - no breadboard

    SHAOS04/18/2016 at 22:16 0 comments

    Different approach to avoid breadboard completely - here I/O-signals will be connected by wires and power will go from up to bottom (boards will be connected to each other by 4-pin headers):

  • Four NAND gates for breadboard

    SHAOS04/17/2016 at 22:29 0 comments

    This is 1st attempt - board that I created in September 2013, but didn't share it yet - now I do this:

    On the front it has an image showing what is that:

    and on the back it's 7400 chip in SOIC package with SMD 0.1uF capacitor on power lines: