66w ago - I want to give everyone the heads-up on my Dual Boot PS3 (2 NOR Flashes with Switch for Brick Recovery) project and try and get some feedback...
For the last few days I've been busy unbricking/downgrading etc. The spare time I've had has gone into designing my own Dual NOR expansion board for the PS3
Basics are this: It allows you to install 2 firmwares - one on either NOR which can be easily enabled/disabled via switch on the mod board. Initially the NOR expansion will need flashing (Dump NOR 1 & flash NOR 2 with the image)
Could be used as a "Brick Backup" if for any reason you brick your onboard NOR, you have a second image on the expansion.
Primary use is of course to Dual Boot firmware without needing to use your programmer all the time - initial program would be a one-off.
Can be quite useful, hence the reason for designing it. I am quite aware of the fact there are other products available which function the same. This is my own design which is a fair bit cheaper than the current Dual setups.
Once final thing, please bear in mind this is a VERY early prototype atm and still in testing. More than likely there will be a few changes along the way, but updates will be regular (finally got my head round Cadsoft)
I've attached a 3D sample picture... please share your comments!
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Ok guys and girls, it's been a while since I posted anything new... The last working prototype I made had a 50pin ZIF socket to be directly connected to Progskeet - This has been put on hold for now...
The latest working prototype is now DIRECTLY compatible with the Teensy++ 2.0 (NORway 0.6 beta)
Reasons for the redesign... The 50Pin ZIF is a pain to get hold of, as well as solder to the PCBs. Also the FFC cables are expensive and are rarely in stock in the UK
Here's a few little tasters of whats been going on the last few weeks...