Some new additions, some new repairs

While the last few weeks have been busy, they haven’t been that busy on a retro front. I realised I’d ordered the wrong Floppy Disk controllers for the Microbee and the MSX controller, so I had to order replacements. They’ll take quite some time to get here, but that’s OK. Due to some financial commitmentsContinue reading “Some new additions, some new repairs”

Updates and some Smaller Projects

Well I haven’t stopped working on projects and while some of the have been successful, others have not been so successful. It doesn’t help that my desoldering station has broken. I just need to get some specialised glue to fix it. Archimedes The Archie still has a bunged Floppy Disk Drive and I’m stumped asContinue reading “Updates and some Smaller Projects”

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)”

I declare 2021 the “Year of the Peripheral”

With a CPC 464 wending it’s way to me, and (hopefully) in the new year, my BBC Master and Atari 800xl arriving, I find myself in the strange position of having “enough” retro computers for now. No, I don’t have a TRS/80, a CoCo or a Ti 99/4a. I can live without for now. IContinue reading “I declare 2021 the “Year of the Peripheral””

The Collection (As of 08/10/2020)

A quick document of what equipment I have, and what status it’s in, as of today. Computers 8 Bit Commodore Vic 20, with a smattering of cartridges. Commodore 64c x 3. 2 working, one needs work. JiffyDOS, Floppy disks, Cartridge emulator, FDD emulator, Printers. Commodore SX64, DEAD. Needs the PSU rebuilt. Commodore 128D, Internal FDDContinue reading “The Collection (As of 08/10/2020)”

Retrocomputing News (Repost)

(Originally posted on LinkedIn Feb. 6th, 2020) Well, I continue to collect old computers and consoles. It’s a fun hobby and exercises skills I don’t get to use at work as much any more. The pleasure of starting with a beat up old system and getting it working properly is a real buzz, and letsContinue reading “Retrocomputing News (Repost)”

RetroComputing adventures (Repost)

(Originally posted on Dreamwidth Jan. 8th, 2020) Oh Hey! It’s been a while.Just a quick update.So:Both my NES are now dead. Doesn’t seem to be the edge connector, although I’ll be buying a new one of those to make sure. I figure I should be able to get one or both working once I haveContinue reading “RetroComputing adventures (Repost)”

Quick Post: I am feeling rather chuffed with myself. (Repost)

(Originally posted on Dreamwidth Jan. 10th, 2019) So if you’ve been reading this a while you’ll know I bought 3 dead C64s. I managed to get one working by cleaning the power switch. (Cleaning the switch also got the next two working closer to full completion). The second one I got working by taking theContinue reading “Quick Post: I am feeling rather chuffed with myself. (Repost)”

Even More Retro goodness (Repost)

(Originally posted on Dreamwidth Dec. 22nd, 2018) So the Pi1541 arrived and I am amazed how useful it is. It’s not 100% compatible yet, but gets better every week. I LUFF it.I’ve built the PSU for the 1541 floppy drive and that drive is currently formatting up disks in the background.The C128D monitor is fixed,Continue reading “Even More Retro goodness (Repost)”