Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Anyone read this?

Not sure if anyone reads this, but i've decided to start updating it anyway. I just got a non working  Sega Game Gear to try to get working . Hopefully its just the capacitors, still waiting on them to come in.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Last RetroChallenge post

Well i never really got started with the programming. Destiny 2: Forsaken distracted me. I still plan on gettin into it, maybe start on game for the next challenge.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

RetroChallenge post 6

Finished up with keyboard on the Atari got the case all cleaned up and put back together. And started working on the Pi1541.

Heres the layout i decided to go with on the board. 

This is the first time using perfboard like this, i've only used the pre printed ones before. Its not the prettiest wire layout but it works, mostly. The Piezo Buzzer admits a very annoying high pitched squeal when in use. so that will be disabled. I will be ordering a 1 inch Oled screen for it, and eventually make another one but this time put in it some kind of project box or put it in an actual 1541 case, i have a non-working one laying around.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Retrochallenge Post 5

Got  the ribbon cable reattached, found out that stripping a ribbon cable is annoying. took a little trial and error and lost a few inches of the cable but finally got it on and working. Then for the switch i just soldered the connection together on the bottom of the power board. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

RetroChallenge Post 4: Switching to the Atari

Going to get started on my Atari 800, i've taken it apart already so i  know whats wrong with it, 1. the keyboard wasn't working and then the cable broke. 2. the power switch that triggers when you close the lid isn't working, there's a small piece that came off, so not sure if i'm going to fix that or just bypass it. and Also the case and keyboard need a but of a cleaning.

RetroChallenge post 3

Finished with the 8300 for now. got the speaker attached and replaced the voltage regulator. The video on it isn't as bad as i thought. It was mostly my tv. I plugged it into a cheap lcd screen from a headrest vdv playr and the video was a lot better. It matched the very few screenshots i could find of other PC8300's.

Monday, September 3, 2018

RetroChallenge Post 2

Got the keyboard wired back together. Thought about using headers but i had already started and they didn't fit anyway. Its not the prettiest but it at least works now. Now to see if i can do something about the video.