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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I have to admit, I am having some burnout on building Parsec superguns by hand. In the last 2 years I have built over 100 of them. I will be building one last batch of 6 available late December / early January. Then I need to take a break for a while, then look at my options for building...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I am officially starting a pre order list for assembled v2.2 Parsec superguns. PM me to be added to the list. I also have the unassembled Parsec v2.2 PCB available on tindie https://www.tindie.com/products/low_budget/parsec-supergun-v22-bare-pcb-play-jamma-arcade/?pt=ac_prod_search After a...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I am nearly sold out of the v2.1 Parsec supergun PCB, so I have given it a small redesign and ordered another batch. The new PCB v2.2 will have the following improvements: 2oz copper finish (instead of 1.5oz) Wider power traces for 5v, -5v, and 12v Through-hole resistors replacing SMT resistors...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    There has been some issues getting certain parts lately. I normally get the JAMMA connectors on ebay, but there are far fewer people selling them and the price is higher. The Viletim component video board I use for the hat boards is currently out of stock, which means I will be out of stock. I...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    It's going to be some time before I have more Parsec superguns available. Current E.T.A. is late summer or early fall. I'm taking a break from assembling these at the moment. I will announce when pre-orders are open again. I do not have any medium or high resolution arcade games to test with...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    Stereo sound through the JAMMA connector is supported and can be selected with the stereo/mono switch. This is limited to early versions of the Neo Geo MVS arcade board (I'm not aware of any exceptions but maybe someone can correct me.) Stereo sound coming from an auxiliary header CAN be...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I sell the Parsec directly and through www.tindie.com Update: I'm currently out of stock at the moment. Typically I build 6-8 Parsecs at a time and list them for sale. The next batch of 6-8 should be available mid February.
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I'm not sure if this will be useful to many people, but I made a simple PCB with solder pads to connect to the JAMMA game's kick harness. This board then connects to the Supergun wit a short JST extension cable. I was thinking of offering a kit that has a 6 inch extension cable and 3 connector...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I have assembled the first v2.1 Parsec Supergun. Changes over the v2.0 PCB: New JST style kick harness connector with standardized pinout Mounting holes are now isolated from ground (useful for mounting in metal case or bolting PCB to metal) Moved JAMMA connector closer to center and moved top...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    The v2.1 Parsec will definitely have the now standard connector and pinout for the kick harness. Why I didn't switch over earlier, I'm not sure. I don't think the jumpers to switch button 5 and coin on the controller port were used by many people, so I might as well remove that. Originally I...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I currently have my last run of v2.0 Parsec PCBs available here and on Tindie. I am working on a new PCB version that who knows when I'll have available. Some changes I've had in mind are removal of the button remapping jumpers and standby led, as well as switching over to the standardized...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    Sold out again..... Eventually I will need to order new circuit boards, which will be an opportunity to make changes. While I believe v2.0 is good for a “final” version based on feedback I’ve received, suggestions for improvements are welcome. Thank you to all my customers and thank you...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I'm currently out of assembled Parsec superguns. I do have the parts on-hand to build 14 more, so it's just a matter of me motivating myself to sit in my basement "dungeon" and solder circuit boards for 5-6 hours straight for many days. While the kits involve a lot less labor on my part, it is...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I have the first Parsec kit ready. Assembly isn't too bad if you've done SMT soldering before. The smallest resistor / capacitor is 0805 size, and the three ICs are all SOIC. Soldering the JAMMA connector is a little tricky, as the heat from soldering likes to move the connector. The trick...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    Finally the remaining parts arrived so I was able to finish assembly. Parsecs and HAT boards are available again. I make the main Parsec PCB and the HAT board into the same design to save money over ordering 2 separate PCBs. The only downside is the extra labor cutting the board and filing the...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    Just a quick update Assembly is going well, unfortunately I have some back ordered parts and that is holding up production. Hopefully 1 more week and I'll be able to finish assembly and test 6 more Parsecs. I have to admit, I'm not very fast assembling these. It takes me about 4-5 hours to...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    Instead of having two different HAT boards for component video and VGA connectors I just made one HAT that can accommodate all the components. This new HAT can be custom assembled depending on what features are needed. So there's 4 things you can do with the new HAT: Output RGB via VGA...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I assembled the first v2.0 Parsec PCB today. New features & changes: RGB level adjustment pots. Uses a THS7316 for RGB buffering instead of the BH7236AF RGB outputs Uses a EL1883 instead of the LM1881 for sync uses 8p mini-DIN for RGB SCART connection instead of the 9p Genesis 2 connector -5v...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I disconnected the existing JAMMA harness wiring from my (unfinished) aluminum arcade cabinet and connected the Parsec to the tri-sync 25" arcade monitor and amplifier directly. The RGB input of the monitor has selectable 1k or 75 ohm inputs so I set it to 75. The VGA connector on the expanded...
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    PARSEC Supergun Project

    I am currently sold out of the first batch of 10 Parsec v1.1 PCBs. I am now working on the next batch of 10 which I hope to have ready early April. Thank you everyone that ordered one! Someone inquired about making top and bottom protective plates for the Parsec. I'm not sure how well a top...
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