Silent Q

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Atari 2600 composite video mod

| July 19, 2014

This has been sitting in my “to-do” list for a while, so I figured I’ll get off my lazy ass and take care of it. This is an Atari 2600 video mod to display composite video, rather than the RF video. There is plenty of information on these mods, but I opted to pick up […]

“Building” Grant’s multicomp FPGA computer

| April 13, 2014

Somewhere, probably via Hack-A-Day, I ran into Grant’s multicomp pick and mix computer. It is basically a pick-n-choose 8-bit computer implemented in an FPGA. Select a variety of system options, from a 6502 or a Z80, memory and so forth. Build and run. I put the word “building” in quotes here, since the build is […]

Atari Mega STe

| February 8, 2014

This is something that has been sitting in my background queue for a while, and now I’ve finally decided to tackle it. I might have mentioned this machine in passing before. Insert the warning that there are Lots of Images Ahead.

Atari Falcon030 & NetUSBee Ethernet

| February 1, 2014

Lotharek, from whom I purchased his MiST computer, has started shipping his version of the NetUSBee and I finally got my hands on one. I’ve been waiting/wanting an Atari Ethernet adapter for some time, but finding one was not easy. There were several options but most of them have been out of production for several […]

Commodore Flyer modem enclosure

| December 26, 2013

Stumbled across this one day on comp.sys.cbm. Yes, usenet isn’t dead. It is a very nicely machined enclosure for the Commodore Flyer modem, which until now, had been living inside the anti-stat bag it was shipped in. Apparently a one-off project by a group/person called MarchLabs. I love projects like this, and even more so […]

Commodore PET web . . . server?

| August 16, 2013

So is this the first web server running on a Commodore PET 4032? Retroswitch released a new firmware for the Commodore PET Flyer Internet Modem which allows for inbound connections. So, of course, the first thing to do was was to whip up a crude web server. The BASIC code is simplicity itself: First, listen […]

Dialight 704-1549 based display

| June 9, 2013

Some time ago, I picked up an interesting display module based around a Dialight driver: There are five modules, each with a Dialight driver and 7-segment LED display. Each module is separate, and you can remove the endcaps to remove the modules. I guess you could remove modules and cut the chassis down to a […]

1541 write protect mod

| June 7, 2013

This is a why-not project. I felt like installing Ray Carlsen’s 1541 write protect mod, a switch to enable/disable the write protect on a 1541. It’s pretty easy, but since I have the 1541C, I got a little creative. The original photos detail a non-C version of the 1541, but it was still simple enough, […]

P112 and GIDE (revisit)

| May 29, 2013

This is a project that’s been kicking around for some time, and I finally got up the gumption to have another crack at it. I built a P112 some time ago, and then added the GIDE. This was before the Kickstarter campaign. After building everything, I got it mounted in an enclosure that was originally […]

Commodore 64 cartridge proto board

| April 22, 2013

I wanted to experiment with the Commodore 64 cartridge slot, but not having a “proper” edge connector, or proto board, I broke down and drew up a simple board that I sent off to BatchPCB. What you can’t see here (and neither can I, because I drew the traces too narrow at 6 mils) is […]