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by -B-
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 464
Views: 32110

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

I'm also interested, I have a bog standard Elk waiting.

Neil
by -B-
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

I use a Philips screwdriver for the 3mm holes and one of these for the 4mm and deburring. By hand, not with a drill.

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by -B-
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

Here’s some quick measurements of my box.

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by -B-
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

.... or someone could measure their box when they get home from work tonight and post the results here?
(I am volunteering).

Neil.
by -B-
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: A slightly dog-eared Atom
Replies: 30
Views: 916

Re: A slightly dog-eared Atom

Good work fella!
by -B-
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: AtomSID
Replies: 36
Views: 2807

Re: AtomSID

Nice work fella
by -B-
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: 10 PRINT "Hello Stardot"
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: 10 PRINT "Hello Stardot"

Well hello, fancy seeing you here!
by -B-
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Electron AGD
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Electron AGD

Excellent news. I look forward to some AGD releases for the Elk.

Neil.
by -B-
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: AtomSID
Replies: 36
Views: 2807

Re: AtomSID

oss003 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:47 pm
This Rob Hubbard SID file is the ultimate SID tune ...... download/file.php?id=8067
That is amazing. I wish I had used that on my video!
by -B-
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: AtomSID
Replies: 36
Views: 2807

Re: AtomSID

I finally got around to finishing the AtomSID board that Kees gave me at the Dutch Atomic Techsat in June. I have modified it slightly. I am usung a SwinSID so it runs off 5v making the step-up voltage area of the board redundant, so I cut it off, removed some tracks, made some links, moved some com...
by -B-
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Disc Pack and Micro Gotek problems
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Disc Pack and Micro Gotek problems

Thanks but I already checked the wiring of the encoder and the switch is working. So I’m thinking it’s either the card setup or actually something wrong with the micro Gotek itself. I was surprised when it turned up in a Jiffy bag. I could try it on a different system and try and rule out the card o...
by -B-
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Disc Pack and Micro Gotek problems
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Disc Pack and Micro Gotek problems

The little PCB that the encoder sits on is simply for linking the encoder's pins to a 4 pin header. If that helps.
by -B-
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Disc Pack and Micro Gotek problems
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Disc Pack and Micro Gotek problems

Hi All, I have bought a Micro Gotek by Zaxon from SellMyRetro: https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/micro-gotek-32413 I have dropped a few of Kees' .dsk files on it from the AGD packs for testing but I am not having much luck with it. The connection and jumper details are here http://www.eightb...
by -B-
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Acorn fans!
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Hello Acorn fans!

Welcome! This is a fantastic forum for info and help.

Your story of abandoning modern gaming and collecting classic 8-bit systems will sound familiar to many here. Although some, like me, may not have tried modern gaming at all. I'm more into the hardware side of things anyway.
by -B-
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: AtomSID
Replies: 36
Views: 2807

Re: AtomSID

anightin wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:20 pm
@Neil did you manage to source a board?
I received one of Kees’ PCBs while at the Dutch Atomic Techsat a few weeks ago.
I’ve almost finished it but I’m on holiday at the moment so everything is on hold and no retro computing of any kind is getting done.

Neil
by -B-
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

I paid 33cents each for mine from Reichelt and it was pot luck whether I received, ST, Philips, Fairchild or Samsung.

I received Fairchilds both times and they work fine.

Neil.
by -B-
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

It is the one I got and the pcb fits. You need to cut two bits of plastic inside but I think the original one needs that as well. Including the five mounting points, I might add. So it seems to be identical. And I got it from earlier in the thread, so someone already mentioned it there. Excellent! ...
by -B-
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

That looks very close. If anyone goes for that, please show us the end result.

Neil.
by -B-
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

Tried to order the case but the companies I found thus far charge 15...20 GBP for shipping to NL. Thats 3..4 times the costs of the box. So will look for a "Continental replacement". I saw the same so I ordered from eBay and paid about 2-3 times the value including postage. Not ideal but better tha...
by -B-
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 464
Views: 32110

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

Wow! I haven't checked this thread in a while but I see you've been busy! =D>
by -B-
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

...and another one (built for a friend).

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Neil.
by -B-
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: 2AtomFPGA - successor of Yarrb
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: 2AtomFPGA - successor of Yarrb

This sounds great!
I presume we will be able to select the speed?

Neil.
by -B-
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: AtomSID
Replies: 36
Views: 2807

Re: AtomSID

I have been looking at my options for a SID chip and decided not to remove one from a working machine and go for a SwinSID... - It can emulate either 6581 or 8580, selectable with a jumper. - It runs off 5v so does not need a voltage step up circuit/board. - People say it does not sound as good as a...
by -B-
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Acorn Disk Pack questions
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Acorn Disk Pack questions

Thanks Kees,
Checking the connections was my next move but wondered if anyone else had done anything similar.
I didn't ask the last question very well but you knew what I meant and answered perfectly with the address ranges.

Neil.
by -B-
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Acorn Disk Pack questions
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Acorn Disk Pack questions

Hi All, I notice there are two rows of holes for an extra connector on the disk pack PCB. Can I add a connector to this so I can add either my co-pro board or AtomSID inside the disk pack housing and have the other board on PL7? Does the second connector face downwards as we look at it so the extra ...
by -B-
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

That disc is covered in mould - I'd recommend not putting in a drive, as it will clog the heads. I found out the hard way. It appears to have damaged the surface, almost pattern like, of two disks so I’ve checked them all and cleaned the heads. When the heads were dirty the disk squeaked while it w...
by -B-
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

Looks like an Atom disk pack to the right of your picture :) Well spotted! Yes I got it on Saturday but had to take it to bits yesterday as one of the disks had some dirt on it which transferred to the head and it squeaked and scratched two disks so I had to clean it. F237E0DF-62D2-491B-93E2-D7464D...
by -B-
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

Another one lives (building one for a friend).

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by -B-
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Dutch Techsat 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2690

Re: Dutch Techsat 2019

Thanks Wim for organising another great Atomic Techsat. It was good to see again the people I met last year and also some new faces. Earlier this year I bought an Atom so I was able to contribute and bring it along. However, I spent most of my time talking to other people and looking at the amazing ...
by -B-
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 219
Views: 9246

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

etaoin wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:54 am
Lucky they didn't over-package the CLPD then.
They’ve done the same for me!
I suppose it reduces their waste bill by sending it to customers.

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Neil.