|2 "USB Datassettes" and 3 "Wiimote2Amiga" Boards are left|
|Top: Old version with stripboard and cables. Bottom: New version with just one PCB.|
It even has a "feature" that you get if you design hardware without looking at the port locations.
|WHY THERE IS IEC PORT? - Rage-Face from http://alltheragefaces.com|
|Left: STEITEC Evalkit Version, Right: New PCB with everything in one.|
|The board equipped to my 1200 with plugged in bluetooth stick.|
The current needed to drive this project is reduced by a fifth to 70mA (@5V) which is great for the Amiga 1200 which has a resistor in series at the joystick port effectively reducing the possible current you can draw.
Also the size of the device is now greatly reduced to 48x48 mm and should be small enough to be placed inside the "rear trap door" of an Amiga 1200 to make it even more compact.
To reduce problems with the C64's sound this board offers the possibility to disconnect the power supply of your computer from the device and a port to connect an external 5V source.
ConclusionsIn the past I preferred designing with stripboards as they could be developed and debugged easily and incremental. But the beauty and cleannines of real etched PCBs is just untouchable.
As I had a minimum order quantity with boards as small as this I decided to sell the remaining unequipped boards for the cost price if there is interest.
Of course there is no warranty and I'm a little bit pedantic about releasing source code. ;-)