The SC/MP is finally alive!
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Tue Apr 5 18:04:21 CDT 2005
> Does anyone else here build old stuff like this? Or do you build your =
> own debug
> and monitor software? Any experimenters/builders here?
I used to do a lot of building.. Alas it's technically illegal now in the
UK. The idiot government decided that the EU EMC directives should apply
to 1-offs, prototypes, and experimental designs. Now I don't have a
screened room to do the tests, I certainly can't predict the RF behaviour
of one of my designs without doing the tests (and I don't think anyone
else could either). Oh well... Fortunately this law doesn't seem to be
enforced unless you deliberatley make a radio transmitter and use it to
interfere with something.
More serious is the fact that getting the necessary chips are getting
very hard to get now. More modern 'replacements' seem to come either in
difficult-to-handle BGA packages (SMD is not a worry for me) or need
expensive programmings tools. Fortunately my junk box is still well
stocked bujt that won't last for ever.
YEs, I still build stuff. Mostly interfaces, add-ons, little
microcontroller boards, etc. I guess I should build a complete computer
system again, just for fun...
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