14 January, 2022

Pinecil - open-sauce solder pen

Finally got a decent (and easily portable) soldering pen, the Pinecil!

"The Pinecil is a smart mini portable soldering iron with a 32-bit RISC-V SoC featuring a sleek design, auto standby and it heats up to an operating temperature in just 12 seconds!"

Paired with a proper A/C adapter that can supply (at least) 3A @ 9V, you'll be able to do some serious mid-tier soldering with the right soldering tips.


Dual power input design: 1) USB-C supports both PD and QC 3.0 and; 2) DC5525 barrel DC jack.

Speedy Rapid Warmup: Reaches operating temperature in 12 seconds. Support for on-demand rapid boost feature.

Adjustable soldering tip temperature which can be set between 100° C and 400° C using the adjustment buttons and an easy-to-read OLED display.

Portable: it features a sleek and slim design, comprised of an SAE 304 stainless steel core housed inside a polycarbonate shell.

Auto standby mode engages when it is not in use ensuring the user safety.

30 December, 2021

MAME / arcade-stick 🕹️ part 2

Time for some Q/A...

...and some game testing :P

27 December, 2021

MAME / arcade-stick 🕹️ part 1

Assembled the acrylic top + buttons + plastic bottom.

Attached joy-stick assembly to top.

Getting ready to wire up everything control-wise.

Wired up and attached to zero-delay USB controller-board.

01 August, 2021

Amiga OS 3.2 installation 💾


Kickstart ROM v1.3 removed...

Modified Kickstart ROM v3.2 to be installed...

Kickstart ROM v3.2 installed in motherboard...

Kickstart 3.2 + Workbench 3.2 version info

Apparently v3.1 coded applications work on v3.2 👌😎

26 July, 2021

Amiga OS 3.2 💾


Time to upgrade both my Amiga's I guess :P

  • Amiga 500 (Rev6a)
    w/ACA500Plus 42MHz accelerator
    Dual CF card storage

  • Amiga 600
    w/Furia 44MHz accelerator
    CF card storage