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Is anyone interested in a group purchase scheme ?
Would anyone be interested in getting some B7971 PCB's ? If there was enough demand I am sure that one of use could get a batch of boards made up. If you are...
May 15, 2008
Suitable ZM1350 pin receptacles
In response to the question about which pins to use, When I ordered the Millmax partnumber my supplier, www.rswww.com, placed a special order with Allied...
May 6, 2008
Looking for boards
Is anyone building any more of these smartsockets for B-7971, or have 4 to 6 of them that would like to sell? If so, let me know and I would be happy to pay...
May 5, 2008
mouser pins part number
Hi I bought a 100 mouser pins a while ago for the ray's clock, which never qrrived, I wanted to use this pins on the ZM1350 smart socket, but for my dismay,...
Apr 30, 2008
A couple of B7971 board questions
I looked for answers in the files section, but didn't see the info. So I'm posting here. First, the assembly instructions say to see Figure 2 for a list of ...
Apr 29, 2008
It seems to be the case that attachments and images get stripped from Yahoogroups. In other groupos I am a member of we get around this by using the files...
Apr 29, 2008
Onno Tromop's boards
Onno has put all of his details in the 'nixie
39; section of his website, available here http://tinyurl.
com/ysownb He is currently selling boards and...
Mar 13, 2008
Smartsocket boards for sale
Mar 13, 2008
Group purchase, another batch of boards
Following several recent personal emails asking about the availability of boards and controllers for Smartsockets I am writing to ask if there is any interest...
Mar 12, 2008
Group Purchase, possible supplies
I have been contacted by Onno Tromop, website is here http://tinyurl.
com/2cu245 who has asked if he may offer some of his surplus boards for sale, and of...
Mar 11, 2008
Smartsockets on Youtube
I have just posted a video to show some of the capabilities of the latest smartsocket software on youtube http://www.youtube.
v=fz2FnJRpXQo I will...
Sep 11, 2007
I'm sorry to have to give everyone some bad news...... It has become clear through testing the latest batch of PIC mcu's I am using that the software which has...
Sep 9, 2007
The software HEX files now include the correct config register settings which would be recognised by all programmers. Board availability today ZM1350 - 6...
Sep 2, 2007
Consolidation of the manual to a single tome for both ZM1350 and B7971 smart sockets is complete. The instructions are now in the 'Instructions.
Aug 30, 2007
New version software
There has been a small update today for both versions of the Smartsocket software. The letter 'R' is now identical to the Burroughs classic font and no longer...
Aug 28, 2007
Availability of parts, update
Just to mention that I have some PCB's for either the ZM1350 or the rev2 B7971 version. Both pcb's allow for the closest possible spacing of the displays, and ...
Aug 28, 2007
Difference between 7971 board and 1350 board?
I built a four letter word generator using a PIC and four zm1350 boards. Since I now have two 7971 boards, I swapped them in place of two of the 1350 boards -...
May 29, 2007
pricing on smartsockets
where are the pricing on the smart sockets ? I could not locate it anywhere regards Alex...
Apr 27, 2007
Chris, Did you get the PayPal for the (4) ZM1350 boards? Rich...
Apr 27, 2007
Files section tidy
The files section was becoming a mess, with two versions of B7971 sockets and the ZM1350 socket adding to the confusion. Hopefully I will be soon adding the...
Apr 14, 2007
ZM1350 boards tested and working
Thanks to anyone patiently waiting to experiment with these boards. I am glad to say that they are in good order, and work exactly the same as the original...
Apr 6, 2007
ZM1350 boards have arrived
This morning i received the boards for the ZM1350 smartsockets. I only glanced over them for a minute or so, but they look good. The holes for the socket pins...
Apr 2, 2007
The parts list doesn't mention which 5-pin connector you use or what you use for the interconnect wires between the boards. I took a look at the Digikey...
Mar 27, 2007
The order is in adn the first boards should be back within 7-10 days. I need to change the software before they arrive but that's trivial. I'll post a message...
Mar 24, 2007
ZM1350 pcb, comments please
To the people interested in a ZM1350 design pcb, could you please let me know your thoughts on the design which I have just posted in the files section 'ZM1350...
Mar 17, 2007
Do you already have boards for the ZM-1350? They seem to be easier to get than the B7971....
Mar 15, 2007
Thinking of selling these?...
Jan 26, 2007
New Smartsocket version 2 files uploaded
A bugfix this time, and some clarification of the documentation. Files 'SmartV2
39; are the most recent files and are the only versions of useable code in the...
Dec 12, 2006
Hello Chris, Do you have a few sockets left to sell? I'm looking for 6 if they are available. Thanks, Ken Wolfe...
Dec 6, 2006
smartsockets are here!
Hi Chris, The package you sent arrived the other day and I've just now had time to open it. There are a few extra parts included that you will need to instruct...
Oct 20, 2006
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