Recent content by Mike

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    Check out my Pi1541 Build

    I got mine on via one of the cheapest shipping options and it took about 2 weeks. That's from China to Australia though, so unless you're also down here in the southern hemisphere, I don't know if that is a meaningful example for you. It took about 3 weeks for absolutely everything to arrive -...
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    a Commodore 128 RGBI 80 Column Video Converter to HDMI etc.

    This is some utterly fantastic work you've done!
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    I have started a Bartop Arcade cabinet.

    That's looking fantastic. I'm not going to be able to hold off doing something like this for much longer. Time to go shopping for a jigsaw. I need to build a workbench too - but I'm sure the jigsaw will help with that. It's not going to be hard to talk myself into any of this.
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    Developing software for Commander X16

    Millfork looks fantastic, I might have to give that a shot in my "free time". I've heard that's a thing people have. Still looking for some.
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    New tabletop arcade

    Just got a chance to sit down and watch that. I'm really envious of your workshop space!
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    I have started a Bartop Arcade cabinet.

    Looking great! I definitely need to get a router and a jigsaw into my life.
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    Check out my Pi1541 Build

    I ordered some boards from PCBWay, and they arrived but some other bits are still in transit. Still, managed to get one together in simple mode. It'll do for the moment. Works well!
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    Idle thinking about 1541 mods

    I didn't think about the case of totally disconnecting one drive or the other, but yeah, I'm sure a switching mechanism could be sorted out. Can't see why it couldn't even be done under software control with a Pi1541 in there. It's all just stuff in the back of my mind for now, anyway. My...
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    Idle thinking about 1541 mods

    It makes me very uncomfortable to think about modding the case of a C64 or a C128, but the idea of an internal SD card reader - SD2IEC or Pi1541 even - is really appealing. Although - has anyone ever come across any mods that put the reader in an external 1541 case? Struck me that it might be...
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    Check out my Pi1541 Build

    Had one on my to-do list for ages, but I'm still completely undecided on how to put it together at the end. I'm leaning towards a little more exposed PCB, maybe use some clear acrylic sheeting that I've got kicking around. Right now, until some more parts show up in the post, it's far from...
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    Best options for Commodore 128 video out?

    Good on you for taking a shot, though. It certainly looks beyond me, but I've been considering ordering a bunch of parts and just having a go anyway. I do wish there was a better way to test this stuff first, rather than just plugging it into the C128 though, heh. I just got an EPROM programmer...
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    Introduction to the Oscilloscope and my Recommendations

    Really enjoyed the video, it's a topic that's been filed under "black arts" in my mind for ages, and I've just started thinking about taking a dive and picking one up. Timely (for me) and a great rundown of the fundamentals. I hope this becomes a series, I'm on board if it is!
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    Sun Ultra 5 - Dead NVRAM Battery Fix

    I took a break from my usual Commodore shenanigans this weekend, and fixed up a Sun Ultra 5 I've had sitting around for a while. These machines have a common issue as they get older, in that they have a battery-backed memory store for things like time, date - and not very helpfully - the...
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    I have started a Bartop Arcade cabinet.

    I have had this on the to-do list for ages. I have a huge pile of MDF boards out back that are just begging to be turned into a cabinet of some kind. My major blocker is that I don't own a jigsaw ... might be a good excuse to go get one.
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    Best options for Commodore 128 video out?

    Looking forward to hearing how this goes. Looks like a pretty good option for the price.