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A project log for DYPLED

a thin LED display in SIP module format, much better than TIL311s to visualise your computer buses

Yann Guidon / YGDES 08/06/2016 at 22:4312 Comments

I finally completed the place/route work for the module! It took a long time (it started many months ago...) and even though all the parts fit, I wasn't sure the tracks would. Yet there is still a little room under the contrast adjustable resistor. If you're impressed, well, I'm even more impressed that I completed it and respected all the constraints!

Is there an autorouter out there that could do such a crazy job ?

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James Newton wrote 08/07/2016 at 05:02 point

Nicely done!

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 08/07/2016 at 05:07 point

Thanks !

Let's pray that it is not only nice-looking but also functional :-P

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zakqwy wrote 08/07/2016 at 02:44 point

Looks great, well done!

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 08/07/2016 at 02:48 point

Thanks ! I know I would love to use it, but do others need or would like to have one as well ?

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zakqwy wrote 08/07/2016 at 03:39 point

I don't do much with 16-bit (or 8-bit, for that matter) parallel interfaces.. but I'll definitely keep this in mind if I do..

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K.C. Lee wrote 08/06/2016 at 23:33 point

I enjoy the satisfaction of a good hand routed PCB.

Hope you get the FLASH chip programmed right the first time. I always seem to mess up small silly things myself or change my mind after seeing how things works.

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 08/06/2016 at 23:42 point

it's inevitable :-)

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 08/06/2016 at 23:48 point

and for the Flash contents, i will try to make a prototype :-)

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Ted Yapo wrote 08/06/2016 at 23:08 point

But manual routing takes a week? :-P

That's quite impressive.  Nice job!

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 08/06/2016 at 23:11 point

In this case, more than a week :-D
I had set the bar very high but if it works, it's more than compensated by NOT having to program any software or deal with any classic programming.

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Xylitol wrote 08/06/2016 at 22:58 point

i must say i'm impressed, skill !

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 08/06/2016 at 23:02 point

I must admit I could be mad, but I have overcome ! :-D

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