Files for OSHParkPosted: 2013-May-31 Filed under: ADC adapter | Tags: ADC, BatchPCB, DVI, Open Source Hardware, OSHPark, OSHW, VGA 9 Comments »
I got a message that BatchPCB has closed and been replaced by OSHPark and the author requested I update the Gerber files. I tried simply renaming the files and put them in a new ZIP. I uploaded them to OSHPark and the visualization of the boards look good. I don't intend to do a test purchase, but please let me know how it turns out. Anyway, here's the ZIP archive with the Gerber files. Enjoy. (You will need to save the ZIP archive and upload it to OSHPark yourself as there is no storefront like there was on BatchPCB.)
thanks to jason for his efforts!
i ordered 3x DVI-ADC boards from OSHPark , they arrived promptly, and i assembled all 3 and stacked them ontop of each other and they all work essentially perfectly! the only thing missing for a "perfect" operation is the power LED on the monitor doesnt work, which im actually happy about :)
heres a pic !
That's great, Ray! Glad I could help.
Jason I suspect the Led pin (pin 3) should be wiring in a similar fashion that the old powerbook/ibook jack power connector (with illuminated ring). Saw a drawing online where they said the powerbook ring needed to be connected to ground with a 500Ω resistor, in my case I had to wire the power connector to + (not ground) for the ring to light up, I have not tested my ADC adaptor waiting for a DVI cable right now.
That would be 400KΩ or 500KΩ depending on sources, also someone posted a correction at http://pinoutsguide.com/reports/apple_tibookpower.shtml stating outer ring should be connected to +24V, so in the end connecting the ADC pin 3 to a 500KΩ resistor then to +24V *might* do the job.
What did you order? I can't find the board on OSH Park.
You need to upload the Gerber ZIP file to them. When I last checked, OSH Park didn't have a storefront kind of thing.
That would be 500KΩ sorry
I've just ordered the boards (I found my old G5 and 23" that was in storage).
What other components do I need to get? I couldn't find a component list on any of the links, and I'm definitely not an electronics guru. Any help would be appreciated.
I updated the project page at with the connector parts. The only other required part is a filter capacitor for the power supply which should be at least 30 volts (more is okay) and around 10 microfarads (up to about 100 microfarads is fine.)
You can omit the resistors (except the 1K), LEDs, and diodes as I put on the project page. You can buy them from a place like Radio Shack or Frys Electronics. The resistors will typically be 1/8 watt but you can fit in anything up to about 1/4 watt. The LEDs can be any color or brightness so long as they'll fit in the holes for a 5mm / "T 1-3/4" size LED.