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My online store:

http://antoniovillena.es

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Just received and assembled my kit.
It was quickly dispatched.

It's very clean work, I like the minimalism of the case, the fact its height is smaller than the others, the fact you can see the leds in transparency, the fact the heat can be dispelled by the borders, the fact you can turn off the fan or set it at a low speed, I like the sturdy buttons, I like the fact nothing on the board is superfluous (there are the necessary analog and digital outputs ; happy to have an optical one), the speaker for the floppy drive sound (not tested yet), the db9 port is a nice plus I might use one day.

I just haven't connected the power button yet.
The only thing I find a little difficult is not ejecting the SD extender. Any tip ? (indeed if you press the SD it frequently ejects the extender instead of the SD itself :-) It's not a big deal as I try to install stuff through the network whenever possible.

I had a few exchanges with Antonio : quick & helpful replies.
Wholeheartedly Recommended !I think it's my dream case :) I'll probably add the upcoming RTC module + LCD screen (to autoboot the Amiga core without waiting for the network).

PS : question : do I need a special build to get the floppy sounds ?

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mahen wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:54 am
PS : question : do I need a special build to get the floppy sounds ?
Use this script:

https://github.com/theypsilon/Update_All_MiSTer

And then try to load an .ADF with the Amiga core

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Hi Antonio, I'm interested in your mister case kit. From where is powered the usb hub? And are the instructions for the power switch provided in the order?

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Lisko wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:16 pm
Hi Antonio, I'm interested in your mister case kit. From where is powered the usb hub? And are the instructions for the power switch provided in the order?
The USB is powered from 5V main power. For the power switch work you need modify the de10 nano. Just open the circuit on the jack connector and use 2 pin male right angle like in the picture. This way when you use de10 alone you can put a jumper cap to short the circuit.

Edit: The MOD on de10 nano is optional. Of course if you don't make it, the MiSTer is always ON
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If I'm not planning to use the de10-nano alone, are the 2 pin still needed or is enough to just open the circuit? If are needed are they included in the kit?

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Hi ! I'm sharing my opinion on Antonio's kit after 10 days of use. It's a nice case / "custom" IO Board combination.

PROS
- quality / precise work !
- looks "low tech" / minimalist, you can see the MiSTer leds in transparency which is nice and useful. The top is transparent and the sides are semi-transparent which gives a nice fuzziness.
- it's quite compact (esp. in height)
- it has a useful combination of analog & digital IO (I use the optical output), second SD port. I don't feel it's "overcrowded" with stuff I'll never use but it will still cover all the use cases I can think of.
- it has a buzzer for simulating the sound of the Amiga floppy disk :-) which is actually very useful to figure out what's happening, I love it !
- it has a db9 port which might come in handy one day (various extensions are sold too, for various retro controllers), but its focus is on the USB ports
- you can add, later, an RTC board with a small LED screen (to be released soon)
- you can decide to leave the case partly open by removing the sides or the top logo for instance if you don't want to use a fan and still help dispell the heat
- it has a potentiometer to set the fan speed (which is silent at half speed)
- it has sturdy buttons, incl. a power button

CONS
- looks less "pro" than the official case (plexi versus metal)
- it's too small to put a big fan -- the provided one is just the size of the FPGA chip but probably sufficient. I don't use it for the time being, I'll see if that's necessary.
- it's not the official IO board (I don't know if that's a problem)
- You have to use a special "update script" which updates all cores / installs all MAME roms & special builds for db9 and floppy support (this script is actually super useful anyway -- I wonder if those modifications will eventually be merged ?)
- you have to solder the on/off button connection yourself ; I didn't because I'm afraid to burn the board :-) I use an inline power button meanwhile.

All in all : it's a good alternative. Not perfect but definitely interesting and I am not disappointed. Antonio is nice and replies quickly.

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Lisko wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:50 pm
If I'm not planning to use the de10-nano alone, are the 2 pin still needed or is enough to just open the circuit? If are needed are they included in the kit?
No, these pins are not needed at all. If it's important to you the ON/OFF switch just go to complete MiSTer where mod is included. Because they are not included in the kit or assembly instructions.

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mahen wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:26 am
- looks less "pro" than the official case (plexi versus metal)
- it's too small to put a big fan -- the provided one is just the size of the FPGA chip but probably sufficient. I don't use it for the time being, I'll see if that's necessary.
-Official case is FR4 made, not metal.
-The fan has the size of the heatsink and it's attached to it. It's like in a PC

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antoniovillena wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:07 am
Lisko wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:50 pm
If I'm not planning to use the de10-nano alone, are the 2 pin still needed or is enough to just open the circuit? If are needed are they included in the kit?
No, these pins are not needed at all. If it's important to you the ON/OFF switch just go to complete MiSTer where mod is included. Because they are not included in the kit or assembly instructions.
No thanks, I already have de10-nano with 128mb sdram moreover I have decent soldering skills and that mod is pretty simple so I'll go for the kit. I'm only making sure to not oversee anything. Only last question: after making the mod are those two pin plugging directly in the usbioboard? Do I have to align them to a socket? Thank you for your time, I'm going to order the kit in the next week or the one after.

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Yes. You can plug directly to the IO board. I recommend do the MOD after receive the kit to correct align the pins. Attached a picture with detail on 2x1 female header.
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Hi Antonio sorry to bother you again, hopefully is my last question. Are the right angled pin of 6mm high and 2,54mm wide good?

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Lisko wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:53 am
Hi Antonio sorry to bother you again, hopefully is my last question. Are the right angled pin of 6mm high and 2,54mm wide good?
Yes. They are good

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