Trying not to get discouraged

So it’s been a frustrating week of stuff not getting fixed. The kind of week where the hobby feels more like a “job” than “something fun”. Firstly the Archimedes is still having problems with the floppy disk, despite me swapping out the 74HC574. I will need some time to put it on the bench andContinue reading “Trying not to get discouraged”

Broken Archimedes, Working 3D printer

No post last week. I got busy with non “retro nerd” stuff and didn’t have anything to post. So far this week has been a lot more exciting. Poor Archie My Archimedes 440 has decided that, no, it no longer wants to read Floppy Disk images. This has kept me occupied for most of theContinue reading “Broken Archimedes, Working 3D printer”

Achievement Unlocked: 3D Printing

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been accumulating all the “bits and pieces” to finally properly use my 3D printer. Today everything came together and I finally printed my first 3d print! It’s a little holder for the rotary encoder and OLED display for a Gotek drive. I often mount them externally on some cable,Continue reading “Achievement Unlocked: 3D Printing”

Owner of a broken Arch.

So my purchases from AliExpress finally started trickling in, and, with some sockets from Jaycar I was ready to move forward with trying to fix the Archimedes. This was very heavily assisted by the always excellent team over on StarDot. Step 1: Burn off a set of Diagnostics ROMs to allow me to see whereContinue reading “Owner of a broken Arch.”

The Collection (As of 27/04/2021)

A quick document of what equipment I have, and what status it’s in, as of today. Monitors 2 x SVideo capable flatscreen monitos. Both support Composite, VGA, Component and SVideo. I use these for a lot of my older 8 Bit systems. They’re generic off brand. ACER-V226HQL. These are capable of syncing right down toContinue reading “The Collection (As of 27/04/2021)”