Cumulus Preorder Thread

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by ibisum » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:10 am

Yeah - metadata gets a huge promotion in my eyes. His effort to get the Cumulus out here to us all - and of course Retromaster too, who must be *never* forgotten in this Cumulus adventure because it was his hard work that got us most of the way - has made the world of Oric users a lot, lot brighter.

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by Symoon » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:52 pm

Two Cumulus recieved, it feels like Christmas :D
Very carefully packaged and protected, great work Metadata.
For the French, if you are using the shipment tracking: don't worry, as soon as it arrives in France, you won't have any update anymore (who said "typical" ? ;) )

Before doing anything wrong, I'm searching how to plug - and what the switch (I mean: the jumper) is for on the bus card. Can't recall where the info can be, but don't want to do anything wrong ;)
EDIT: ok, seen the plugging picture at the 1st page of this thread, and will try this way.
What is that jumper for, I'll check later !

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by metadata » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:41 am

Before doing anything wrong, I'm searching how to plug
The only thing that you can plug wrong is the Cumulubus. The chips on this little board are on the upper side.
The IDE-Cable goes with the blue plug to the Cumulus and with the black one in the CumuluBus. It only fits in the right position.
and what the switch (I mean: the jumper) is for on the bus card
If you short both of the Jumpers (Cumulus and CumuluBus) then you can connect the IDE-Cable so: Black side into CumuluBus and grey side into Cumulus.
For the French, if you are using the shipment tracking: don't worry, as soon as it arrives in France
Nomaly on the tracking website from DHL you find a new number from your local post if the package arrives in your country. And the you can track it on your local post webside with this new number.

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by Symoon » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:20 am

Thanks for the info Metadata.
Is there a place (a page) where we could group the whole information you've been giving? A bit like the 1st post of this thread but with additional things: the videos you've made (how to flash the firmware), the latest firmware binary download, and so on?
All are very useful.

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by metadata » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:17 pm

Maybe we can use the Wiki for this.
http://wiki.defence-force.org/doku.php?id=oric:main

I wrote a little pdf for how to connect the CumuluBus to the Oric
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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by coco.oric » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:34 am

Yes !

I've received my christmas gift : 2 cumulus
I'll try them asap. They work both on oric1 and Atmos
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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by Godzil » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:09 pm

metadata, do you have an idea on when you will finish to build the remaining cumulus in the order queue?

I was wondering if I can get mine before April, I will go to a convention ( AC 2014: http://www.yaronet.com/posts.php?sl=9&s=161906 ) which is mid April and want to be sure to have the time to test it before going there :) I want to display here some of the Twilighte works.

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by metadata » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:47 pm

i hope i can speed up the 'production' but i can't really say when you get yours. In the moment i have only a few hours per week to solder the boards.

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by peacer » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:08 pm

I'm calmly waiting mine :) Please don't rush and take it easy as long as the final product will be as perfect and precise as possible.

To be honest, I am a bit concerned after reading all the complaints and problems that people expressed in cumulus thread. I hope I won't experience such problems when I got mine.

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by ibisum » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:23 pm

I'd be happy to help you solder the boards if you want to ship the parts to me, metadata .. anything we can do to get the Cumulus community growing, I'm happy to help.

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by barnsey123 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:35 pm

peacer wrote:To be honest, I am a bit concerned after reading all the complaints and problems that people expressed in cumulus thread. I hope I won't experience such problems when I got mine.
I wouldn't worry too much. Just be sure to check the cables, make sure everything is connected OK (take your time) and insert the SDHC cards LABEL SIDE DOWN....and check the power supply 9V, 1.xAmps.

The oric is quirky and so are its devices...(and it's users) :wink:

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by peacer » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:02 pm

I'll follow every steps as if I am dealing with stopping the detonation of a bomb :) Red wire or blue :)

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by metadata » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:15 pm

I'm calmly waiting mine
you Cumulus is almost ready. I am printing your case at the moment. :)
I am testing the Cumulus for jorodr&iss right now.

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by peacer » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:47 pm

metadata wrote:
I'm calmly waiting mine
you Cumulus is almost ready. I am printing your case at the moment. :)
I am testing the Cumulus for jorodr&iss right now.
Wow :) Really excited :) Thanks

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Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Post by iss » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:22 am

Yes! Great news! Thanks for your effort, metadata.

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