FSIO-Input-72 board provides 72 inputs available for the simulator input devices (buttons, switches, rotary switches, encoders). IDC-10 socket connector and a corresponding ribbon cable is used for the connection.
A single IDC-10 connector allows to connect:
– eight single input devices (pins 1-8)
– GND signal (pin 9)
Pin number 10 is not used.
There are 9 IDC-10 connectors in total on the board, thus 9 x 8 inputs = 72 total inputs available.
FSIO-In and FSIO-Out connectors allows to connect the board to FSIO Input/Output chain.
The first CPU board prototype is working.
The copper clad with traces has been etched at home, at a time when children were at school.
After etching and cleansing with water the holes were drilled on a CNC machine. You can see the CNC in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bw7jIPbdF8
A little bit of time spent on soldering components, inserting the CPU and board is ready for testing.Continue reading “CPU board prototyping”