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Re:Pictures from a Milton (Phantom) internals
« on: October 20, 2005, 12:05AM »
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Great pictures Ismenio.

As for the Milton fault :-
Is the magnetic head magnetised when in movement?
Is it the correct distance from the pieces when the machine is back together?
Has the owner tried varying the distance?

I am sure you have already covered this but maybe something like that will bring it back to full health.

As you know, my poor old Green Phantom is another case for treatment. It only shows a single light on the dashboard to show it is not entirely dead. Surely there is someone out there, besides Arno in Germany, who has a talent for mending  these fine old stagers. 

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2005, 05:02PM »
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I tried that luckster. I even tried to track down some of the employees on the info I found on the net, sometimes going after just a name and a news reference or something like that. All lead to nothing

I wish we had enough interest, knowledge, patience, time and resources to reverse-engineer them so that we could build "hackable" units today. There's one hope, a guy whom I'm trying to convince to build some using a robotic arm ( http://users.boardnation.com/~chesscomputers/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=463 ). He's a professor and teaches robotics to kids. We'll see where that will lead us

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Re:Pictures from a Milton (Phantom) internals
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2005, 08:04PM »
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this is some great info on the units components esp. the processor. Would be fantastic if we could get that much info on more components inside this and other robotic units.  Wonder if someone ever contacted the original unit manufactures? They might have some specs on componets used. Does anyone know?
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2005, 05:00PM »
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More pictures of the Milton (Phantom) and we are also trying to help the owner to get it to work. He's having a problem with the head where it's not picking up the pieces. If anyone has any suggestions please let us know. I'll try to see if John Dutton has any spare parts for him.

Internals of the mechanics:


Motion sensor that tells the CPU exactly where the head is:


Magnetic head:


Motor:


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Pictures from a Milton (Phantom) internals
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2005, 06:30PM »
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I got these pictures from a visitor who said it was OK to share them here.

Since it's not every day that we have a chance to take a peek inside of them (even I didn't open mine some may find them interesting:













Here are the details of the main CPU: sy6502a
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/650x/Synertek-SY6502A.html



Type - Microprocessor
Manufacturing process = N-channel, silicon-gate, depletion load technology
Data bus width = 8 bit
Package = 40-pin plastic DIP
Speed (MHz) = 2
On-chip peripherals = Clock oscillator
Physical memory (KB) = 64
V core (V) = 5
Min/Max operating temperature (C) = 0 - 70
Typical/Max power dissipation (W) = 0.25 / 0.7


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