NeXT Universal Soundbox Replacement: NU_IO

Started by barcher174, October 23, 2019, 03:06:46 am

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barcher174

Just to clarify, I won't be taking payment until the boards are ready to ship. My next problem is to find appropriate sized shipping boxes.

Rob Blessin Black Hole

Hello Brian: USPS small flat rate boxes will work well ! You can always throw a flew envelope over them as well .  So I know your wheels are turning , what other things can be created with those NeXT ASIC Chips?  A modern NITRO or Pyro accelerator perhaps ?  I have a bunch of original sound box shells that warped in for lack of a better explaination , we've been taking a gander at using a dremil tool along the base also for cubes pehaps a custom slat to house the card with in the cube case, then we would be able to 3d print a custom bezel to match your encarnation masterpieces of sound cards. I lowered the price on the first rev series one cards and will list the series 2. I can send you a few shells if you want to tinker with the idea.  Peace Rob
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eagle

So, this gives me a modern replacement for my NeXT monitor?  I have only B&W NeXTs (a prototype Cube and 3 stations), and I'm sure my monitors are dead at this point.  (I probably need to re-cap all of the systems as well.)  Does this board allow me to use all of my existing hardware, replacing the original B&W monitor with a modern VGA monitor?  Am I getting this right?
My NeXTs:
NeXT Computer prototype (68030-25 x2, 68040-25)
Two NeXTstations (68040-25)
All mono

barcher174

Quote from: eagle on November 06, 2019, 02:13:15 pmSo, this gives me a modern replacement for my NeXT monitor?

That is the idea, yes. Plug it in just like you would a megapixel and have access to keyboard/sound/vga.

eagle

That's very cool.  Are you planning another run at some point in the future, or is this a now-or-never thing like the Atari Incognito was (until Lotharek made a run of them last month, first time in 10 years) ...

Thanks.
My NeXTs:
NeXT Computer prototype (68030-25 x2, 68040-25)
Two NeXTstations (68040-25)
All mono

barcher174

Quote from: eagle on November 07, 2019, 02:30:59 pmThat's very cool.  Are you planning another run at some point in the future, or is this a now-or-never thing like the Atari Incognito was (until Lotharek made a run of them last month, first time in 10 years) ...

Thanks.

I will probably make some extra units. Longer term this will likely turn into a kit build with just the board and ASIC supplied.

eagle

What resolution do you get on the VGA display?  1132x820?  1280x1024? Something else?
My NeXTs:
NeXT Computer prototype (68030-25 x2, 68040-25)
Two NeXTstations (68040-25)
All mono

barcher174

Quote from: eagle on November 10, 2019, 08:02:10 pmWhat resolution do you get on the VGA display?  1132x820?  1280x1024? Something else?

The VGA monitor should do 1280x1024 to accommodate the native 1120 x 832 resolution.