Poll: What Color for the FRAM71B Bezel?
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[FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
11-24-2020, 05:04 PM
Post: #21
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
FRAM71B-EXT_DIY file updated to V0.2 with dave's suggestion.
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11-28-2020, 04:28 PM
Post: #22
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
Yes +1!
Wonderful, I own my HP-71B since 2017 and, thanks to three CMT 32k RAM modules, I've been able to try out a lot. But there is much more possible with a FRAM71B, I would be very happy to buy one.
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11-30-2020, 06:28 PM (This post was last modified: 11-30-2020 10:52 PM by Dave Frederickson.)
Post: #23
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
Just received a batch of Expansion boards from JLCPCB in Hong Kong. The new boards are 1.63mm thick (1/16") where the original boards are 1.1mm thick.

Using the alternate connector mounting, the assembly is now too tall to fit into the card reader slot.

The solution is to use the original mounting instructions or figure out why the board is too thick.

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12-01-2020, 07:21 AM (This post was last modified: 12-01-2020 07:34 AM by Hans Brueggemann.)
Post: #24
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
they have an option for board thickness which defaults to 1.6 mm unless you specify otherwise. will add a screenshot from JLCPCBs website so it's easier to figure out how to order the pcb.
   
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12-02-2020, 05:23 PM
Post: #25
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
Did any of you already order a lot of PCBs / the components and can resell single pieces of them? Larger order quantities are known to be cheaper, especially for PCB and memory.
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12-03-2020, 12:23 AM (This post was last modified: 12-03-2020 12:30 AM by Dave Frederickson.)
Post: #26
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
(12-02-2020 05:23 PM)HP-Collection Wrote:  Did any of you already order a lot of PCBs / the components and can resell single pieces of them? Larger order quantities are known to be cheaper, especially for PCB and memory.

I don't see much motivation to buy extra parts, unless you consider that the min. buy for the PCB's is 5. Still, $2 plus shipping is pretty cheap for 5 boards. The FRAM chip is about $37 from Digi-Key with a price break of $2.70 at a qty of 10. The Sullins PRPC040SFAN-RC is a cheaper connector than the Samtec, and for that matter, the connectors can be had for FREE if samples are requested from Samtec.

I could send you one of my extra boards buy for the difference in postage it makes more sense to find someone closer to you.

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12-03-2020, 01:05 AM
Post: #27
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
(11-24-2020 05:04 PM)Hans Brueggemann Wrote:  FRAM71B-EXT_DIY file updated to V0.2 with dave's suggestion.

Where can we find this famous file?

Thank you Hans btw for making another batch, very excited about it!

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12-03-2020, 09:38 AM (This post was last modified: 12-03-2020 09:42 AM by Hans Brueggemann.)
Post: #28
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
i'm posting all updates at the top of the thread.
FRAM71B-EXT-DIY files
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12-03-2020, 07:27 PM
Post: #29
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
Great news! I'm eagerly awaiting ordering details.
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12-03-2020, 10:40 PM
Post: #30
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
(12-03-2020 09:38 AM)Hans Brueggemann Wrote:  i'm posting all updates at the top of the thread.
FRAM71B-EXT-DIY files

Thank you!

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12-12-2020, 02:32 PM (This post was last modified: 12-12-2020 02:33 PM by Hans Brueggemann.)
Post: #31
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
so, what would be your color of choice for the FRAM71B bezel?
i'm struggling to decide it, as black gives the already known appearance, while white gives you the option to paint the bezel in your favorite color and have the module's frame and writing sticking out. i've set up a poll here.
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12-12-2020, 05:23 PM
Post: #32
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
(12-12-2020 02:32 PM)Hans Brueggemann Wrote:  so, what would be your color of choice for the FRAM71B bezel?

Did the design of the bezel change or can folks still use custom bezels from Shapeways?
https://www.shapeways.com/product/3K69Q2...0&li=shops
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12-12-2020, 05:40 PM
Post: #33
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
(12-12-2020 05:23 PM)Dave Frederickson Wrote:  
(12-12-2020 02:32 PM)Hans Brueggemann Wrote:  so, what would be your color of choice for the FRAM71B bezel?

Did the design of the bezel change or can folks still use custom bezels from Shapeways?
https://www.shapeways.com/product/3K69Q2...0&li=shops

If it didn't change I'll get a platinum one! Rolleyes

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12-13-2020, 08:10 AM
Post: #34
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
(12-12-2020 05:23 PM)Dave Frederickson Wrote:  Did the design of the bezel change or can folks still use custom bezels from Shapeways?
https://www.shapeways.com/product/3K69Q2...0&li=shops

the design of the bezel did change slightly, but the mechanical properties are the same as before. custom bezels from shapeways can still be used.
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12-13-2020, 12:22 PM
Post: #35
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
I'll definitely get one like this:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/3K69Q2...6&li=shops

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12-13-2020, 01:54 PM (This post was last modified: 12-13-2020 01:55 PM by Massimo Gnerucci.)
Post: #36
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
(12-13-2020 12:22 PM)grsbanks Wrote:  I'll definitely get one like this:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/3K69Q2...6&li=shops

Hey! I saw it before you. It's miiiine, my precious... Big Grin

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12-13-2020, 08:40 PM
Post: #37
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I've always had a preference for clear acrylic.

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01-07-2021, 10:54 AM (This post was last modified: 01-07-2021 12:10 PM by Hans Brueggemann.)
Post: #38
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
quick update:
all units have successfully passed functional tests, now in process of packaging them.
extra goodie: exactly three FRAM71B will have white bezels, all others come with black bezels.
happy new year to all of you!

edit: not ready for accepting orders yet, will be announcing exact date by end of january.
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01-07-2021, 10:56 AM (This post was last modified: 01-07-2021 10:56 AM by Hans Brueggemann.)
Post: #39
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
(12-13-2020 08:40 PM)Dave Frederickson Wrote:  I've always had a preference for clear acrylic.

come to think of it... probably should have put a fully programmable RGB LED into it!
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01-08-2021, 01:55 AM
Post: #40
RE: [FRAM71B] 3rd Batch Announcement
(01-07-2021 10:54 AM)Hans Brueggemann Wrote:  quick update:
all units have successfully passed functional tests, now in process of packaging them.
extra goodie: exactly three FRAM71B will have white bezels, all others come with black bezels.
happy new year to all of you!

edit: not ready for accepting orders yet, will be announcing exact date by end of january.

I am very happy that this is getting closer! I hope they are not all already spoken for as I am a very new 71B user and am very late to get involved with this forum.
I hope there will be a batch 4!

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