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Since I have the electronics bench set back up, figured I should probably get to some backlogged repairs.

But then I noticed the Big Pew Pew, a CircuitPython kit that I got from @deshipu a ways back, so that got done first - here it is running its frog-crossing-traffic game

I'm happy to present you with my #rc2014 CPU module, from the back, from the front with empty socket, from the front with Z80 installed, and finally with the CPU module mounted on the backplane.

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Level up!

#rc2014 backplane complete and as functional as it can be without cards - the green light comes on when I flip the power switch to "on"

Yay!

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Scored a few hundred more points on that #rc2014 soldering game. Getting close to warping to the next level!

Also, have worked on this every day this year so far. Go me!

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Update: #rc2014 backplane now has over half of its slots installed.

Gonna give my eyes a break for a bit.

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Current status: #rc2014 backplane has its first two slot headers soldered in place, making it the fastest paced project in Sundogistan so far in 2020.

It appears assembling a lil homebrew Z80 compy is in my future, as I have been given an RC2014 kit along with most of the supported modules.

I now have a cybrebeanie for cold-weather duplex Bluetooth audio needs. Sound quality is surprisingly adequate.

Holiday selfie, eye contact 

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Oooooo!

A blessed solstice indeed, as the mail courier has brought me a package a couple days ahead of schedule!

I am now the proud recipient of two lovely bound copies of this work by @ArtistMarciaX, one of which I'm graced to add to my bookshelves (after I read it!) and one to try and have shelved at my local public library for the folk around here searching for wise words and insights.

A wonderful way to close the year and bring in a new.

💜

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