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#1 Posted : Wednesday, November 5, 2014 3:45:55 PM(UTC)
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I've embarked on a project to help document PCB's as much as I can.

This project will do several things:

1) Allow us to find the most common parts used across PCB's
2) Allow us to find the most uncommon parts used across PCB's
3) Help us find donor parts quickly or parts that can be used to test.

Here is what my plan is, and where I need your help!

I am going to start running OCR against the manuals for the games. I'll start with Williams games as those are my favorite and work from there.

If you have time to help, I need two things:

1) Additional people to start running OCR against the manuals for games and creating a spread sheet of the parts. I will write an import function for the web site so that the sheet's can be imported. You only need to OCR the specific pages of the manual that has the PCB parts listed on it. Some manuals this may not be possible with, so we should skip those for now and revisit how to handle them in the future.

In order to do this, we also need the PCB in the database. So you'll need to add the PCB with a picture to the database. The better the quality of the picture the better, but anything is better then nothing for now. We can always get better pictures later.

2) Need people to verify the information once it's put into the database. Need to verify part location, part type and other information related to that part.

I will attach a sample spreadsheet to this topic shortly.

For the Part Types, use the following numbers:

Unknown = 0
CPU = 1
RAM = 2
ROM = 3
EPROM = 4
IC = 5
CustomChip = 6
Component = 7
Other = 8
Hardware = 9
Socket = 10
Connector = 11

Even if you only do ONE PCB, that would be a great step! If you don't already have a contributor account on here, you can sign up here.

Edited by user Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:10:58 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:56:19 PM(UTC)
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Here is the spreadsheet.

If you have trouble opening it, please let me know.

Here are the columns and what they mean:

PartType

Enter the number from the first post here. This is the type of part that is on the PCB. If you don't see the type that fits mark it as "Other" and put it in the notes, or send me a message and I'll add the type.

PartName

Name of the part such as 27128 EPROM.

PartDescription
From the Manuals it will be the "Description" section.

PartNumber

This is the simple part number such as 27128 for an EPROM.

MfgPartNumber

This is the part number from the manual such as 136028-105.

Location

This is the location on the PCB. For consistency sake use LETTER then NUMBER. For example: D1. If the component takes up multiple locations you can enter both locations or short cut so if it took D1 and D2 you can enter it as D1,D2 D1/2, or D1-2

PinCount

If you know the number of pins, enter it here.

Socketed

Is the part socketed? If so put "1" in this column, otherwise put 0 or leave blank.

PartGroup

This is the group this part belongs in. Such as "US Version Only" or "Capacitors" or "Integrated Circuits". If nothing makes sense, just leave it blank.

PartSection

Section will be used to help people troubleshoot. The section describes which section of the board its in, such as "Audio", "Video", "Memory", "Input", etc... So if some has a problem with a PCB where the controls don't work, they can search for all the parts that are in the "Input" section.

Notes

Any additional notes that might apply to this part.

Edited by user Friday, November 7, 2014 12:42:18 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

File Attachment(s):
ARW PCB Parts Spreadsheet.zip (4kb) downloaded 10 time(s).
Arcadenut  
#3 Posted : Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:07:33 PM(UTC)
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I'm currently working on Peter Packrat and should be close to done on it in the next day or two.
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#4 Posted : Friday, November 7, 2014 12:43:17 AM(UTC)
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Ok, Peter Packrat is done and you can ignore the PcbID column, since I added the import on the PCB page. It will import into what ever PCB you are editing, so you don't need the ID.

http://www.arcaderestora...1984/Peter+Pack-Rat.aspx

Edited by user Friday, November 7, 2014 12:51:30 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#5 Posted : Friday, November 7, 2014 1:47:56 AM(UTC)
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Marble Madness is now done.

Both Marble Madness and Peter Pack-rat need to be verified.
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