[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

FP Mini *generic* front panel project

Hi Leon!  Thanks!  Just for clarification, the FPMini is an
"unannounced project" at the moment -- basically a home brew side
line.  The jist of the idea is to make an S-100 Front Panel board
similar to those found on early S-100 machines and retaining the S-100
form factor.

While it has some functional overlap with the S-100 System Monitor
Board, the FPMini is quite different.  It is less capable as a system
monitor and is restricted to 8-bit only.  However, it can do more
"traditional" front panel tasks like bootstraping the CPU in a ROM-
less system.  There may or may not be a niche for such a board.  We'll
see how this progresses.

This is really just in the "good idea" and/or private experimentation
stage right now.  I'll post more later if and when things further
develop.  Sorry to be so ambiguous but the project is still quite ill-

Thanks for the encouragement though!  Have a nice day!

Andrew Lynch

On Nov 25, 2:52 am, Elsid <le...@swiftdsl.com.au> wrote:
> Sorry for the Typo. I meant IMSAI of course.
> On Nov 25, 6:48 pm, Elsid <le...@swiftdsl.com.au> wrote:
> > Andrew,
> >  I noticed you dropped a schematic and pcb for a FPMini (Mini IMSIA
> > 8080 Front Panel) athttp://n8vem-sbc.pbworks.com/w/browse/#view=ViewFolder¶m=S-100%20...
> > It looks to be from the guy at this blog:http://uxpro.com/fpmini/blogs/blog1.php
> > Are you or is he, going to make a production run of this board. If so
> > I would be very interested in getting a couple.
> > Leon Byles- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -