first night wiring progress

Now I remember why I like FPGAs so much, no freakin’ wiring!@!#

Here’s a start to what the monster looks like.  I think I’ll like the PCB form factor a little better. :)

I thought a little bit about how I lay this out, but I didn’t come to any great solution.  Almost seems like the traveling salesman problem!

ISSI memory chip mounted

So I can’t believe how freakin’ tiny those pins are coming off the memory chip.  The pads on the surfboard were huge by comparison.  I actually thought there was a manufacturing defect on the memory chip and they forgot to include the pins or something.

I am totally lacking any type of magnification…..I’m gonna place a few orders and get some stuff in here for the future.  I’ve been looking for a good high quality 10x loupe and a lighted magnifier for a long time.  Most of what I see out there is total crap.

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reservation up to and including 10/8/13 has been invoiced through
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interest in AmiWest. Please pay as soon as you can.

Thanks to one and all for your financial support for AmiWest 2013.
As an all-volunteer show, we depend upon exhibitor and sponsor
support to make our show happen. We appreciate all who support us
in this way and look forward to seeing you at AmiWest next week.

12 days until AmiWest 2013!

It's only twelve days until AmiWest 2013. As usual, we have been
working behind the scenes to make this a great show. You don't want
to miss it.

So make your banquet and programming seminar reservations now, along
with a room at the great Holiday Inn Express Cal Expo, 2224 Auburn
Blvd., Sacramento, CA, USA. We will see you there!

Reserve Your Banquet Tickets NOW!

Our deadline with our banquet caterer is 5 days away. WE NEED
YOUR BANQUET RESERVATION NOW! Considering that our banquet
speaker and panel will be discussing Power Architecture and the
Amiga, AND our banquet menu is vastly improved as well, you need
to reserve NOW.

You see, without a reservation, you won't have a meal waiting for
you. And we need to know NOW so we can provide yours. After all,
the banquet tickets are only $20.00 each this year.