Dangerous Prototypes

Other projects => Past projects => Flash_Destroyer EEPROM tester => Topic started by: Scorpia on May 28, 2010, 04:11:23 am

Title: What to do with this after you have finished destroying flash chips?
Post by: Scorpia on May 28, 2010, 04:11:23 am
Well my first thought was to use it as an external display for a pc.
CPU load etc.

but im sure others can come up with better idea's than that.
Title: Re: What to do with this after you have finished destroying flash chips?
Post by: ian on May 28, 2010, 10:08:43 am
I'm going to put in a 'slow' firmware and leave it running on my shelf. If it really does hit 10M than it could go half a year at once per second, or 19 years at once per minute. I like the idea of a solid state machine that sits there, just slowly eating away at itself :)
Title: Re: What to do with this after you have finished destroying flash chips?
Post by: Scorpia on May 28, 2010, 11:20:12 am
how about this,

hook it to your pc and have it do a write every time you hit a key. so you can work at destroying it slowly.

Im sure 2 million+ keystrokes wont take you to long
Title: Re: What to do with this after you have finished destroying flash chips?
Post by: IPenguin on May 28, 2010, 01:40:37 pm
Hmmm, this might belong in the corrections/suggestions thread as well ...

The PIC18F26J50 (used in the OLS) has PPS, is available in a 28-pin DIP and looks pin-compatible with the PIC18F2550 ...
once the I²C is all SiO2 tear out the F2550, the 7805 and maybe a few resistors, then reconfigure it for 3.3V operation
(i.e. LM7833, LM2937-3.3) and some of the resistors and toast SPI flash chips, SD cards ... maybe even connect it to the
PIC webserver and host the progress on the internet :P

Or remod it into a chess computer (http://http://www.andreadrian.de/schach/Retro_Schachcomputer_Schaltplan.png) - the source code is in C and freely available (http://http://www.andreadrian.de/schach/avrmax_48.c), porting it from an ATmega8 to a PIC18F2550/24J50
should be doable ... buttons/keyboard could be connected via the I²C interface once the I²C flash has been retired.

Or make a contest for projects based on the flash destroyer ... make it famous like the WOM (http://http://www.national.com/rap/files/datasheet.pdf) back in the 70s! :)
Title: Re: What to do with this after you have finished destroying flash chips?
Post by: Sjaak on May 28, 2010, 10:31:41 pm
I think it is a wonderful little pic eval board. The use of throughole components is much of a help :D

Will it be using the usb as a seed for a random number generator to predict the next lottery jackpot?
Title: Re: What to do with this after you have finished destroying flash chips?
Post by: will_j on June 06, 2010, 08:33:26 pm
How about turning it into a frequency meter?
Title: Re: Re: What to do with this after you have finished destroy
Post by: Alex555 on November 29, 2012, 05:24:51 am
Attach a very bright uv light to it and test those old eproms.
Title: Re: What to do with this after you have finished destroying
Post by: sqkybeaver on November 30, 2012, 07:14:49 pm
is it hardware compatible with serial ram as is?
Title: Re: Re: What to do with this after you have finished destroy
Post by: ian on December 05, 2012, 07:59:54 am
I think it might work with the microchip serial SRAMs. They are very similar, but they are also SPI not I2C like the chips in the flash destroyer.
Title: Re: Re: What to do with this after you have finished destroy
Post by: sqkybeaver on December 05, 2012, 03:19:14 pm
[quote author="ian"]I think it might work with the microchip serial SRAMs. They are very similar, but they are also SPI not I2C like the chips in the flash destroyer.[/quote]

looks like it would need to be bit banged