Raspberry Pi build tool-chain in place

I’ve finally set up a build tool-chain for compiling my commandline programs for Raspberry Pi.
As a consequence of that I can now provide a DC2N4-LC commandline client for Raspberry Pi too :)

What I noticed is that the commandline client for DC2N4-LC has fallen behind in terms of features when compared to the GUI client, so that I will try to close the gap at some point soon!

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Shipping estimates revised

Unfortunately the shipping estimates I had put together in a previous post are not applicable for international shipping as the “large letter” format can only be used to post documents.
Therefore, I’ve updated my sales page accordingly.

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DC2N4-LC and Tiny C2N Monitor

I’ve already commented on the fact that the Tiny C2N Monitor is a spoofing/monitor device intended to follow the C2N wherever it is attached to. Hence I advised it is possible to connect it to a DC2N device as well.

In particular, I’ve been asked a few times whether that’s true for DC2N4-LC. You might be wondering what’s the point of having a graphic monitor if the DC2N4-LC client has already got a graphic monitor within the GUI client. The answer to the latter is simple: the GUI client is not available and probably won’t be available for all OSes and architectures, where the commandline version is likely to be cross-compiled for a number of architectures.
Therefore asking the former question, whether Tiny C2N Monitor can be connected to a DC2N4-LC, has some relevance for those who know they will be primarily using an architecture for which the GUI client is not available.
The answer to such question is: obviously yes! Here’s my test setup showing how that is done in practice:

Tiny C2N Monitor and DC2N4-LC join forces when the commandline client is used

Tiny C2N Monitor and DC2N4-LC join forces when the DC2N4 commandline client is used

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Shipping estimates

According to the Royal Mail webpage for international shipping the shipping of Tiny C2N Monitor kits and DC2N4-LC devices should be around 3 GBP within Europe and 4 GBP for most of the rest of the world (excluding Australia, New Zealand, and similarly far countries).
Those rates are for standard shipping, i.e. untracked and uninsured shipping only!

Shipping within UK is slightly less than 3 pounds according to the price page for second class mail.

Stay tuned!

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All components received!

I’ve finally received all components I need for my Tiny C2N Monitor kits and for DC2N4-LC.

I’ll be building a few DC2N4-LC devices during the weekend. By the end of Monday I will try to put together an estimate of the shipping costs to various areas in the world so that I can start confirming orders, take payments, and ship parcels :)

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Progress!

I’ve made some progress with the DC2N5 PCB design and I managed to update my Sales page with entries for DC2N3 and DC2N4-LC. These are still listed as not available for now, giving me a couple of days to iron out the descriptions and take in the feedback from people who might be interested!

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DC2N3 devices tested and ready to be listed

I’ve finally had some time to QA all my latest DC2N3 builds and recharge their coin cell batteries so I am going to list them on my Sales page shortly.

While going through the QA process I also took a video to illustrate the new menu system I recently added as part of revision 2.0 of the firmware:

The menu can be deactivated at compilation time, just as the reference bars and counter, for those only concerned with mass dumping C64 tapes :)

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