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by Gaiyan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Resurrecting Sparrow board #50
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Resurrecting Sparrow board #50

Those pins are both VCCQ which are internal logic power inputs.
by Gaiyan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

dhedberg wrote:Must say it looks and sounds great! Noticed that keys are of a little uneven height though, e.g., 5 on alpha, why is that?


Thanks! Went back to look. Some keys were not all the way in.
by Gaiyan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

Alright! Switches arrived and I'm done. First I cleaned the mounting plate and attached it back to the PCB. Top tip: leave screws loose so that the pcb can move I had bought new stabilizers IMG_0182_result.jpg IMG_0183_result.jpg Insert the switches. Make sure they click in place all the way down. A...
by Gaiyan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

I cleaned the other set of keys. In addition to being a different shade, they have a slight yellowing that I think might actually work better with the new keys. At least in this case. That pun was absolutely intended. Once the the paint has cured I'll see how it looks with it. What do you guys think...
by Gaiyan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

A little update. New keycaps arrived today. Here is a sneak peak: IMG_0143.jpg That's not the recipient though, because it's hanging and drying after a fresh spray: IMG_0151.jpg IMG_0152.jpg Here's what it would look like with accents: IMG_0149.jpg Here are cleaned caps along with new caps. Notice h...
by Gaiyan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Adimens ST Plus 3.1
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: Adimens ST Plus 3.1

Polaris wrote:Real Life is here and you have some luck! See Attachment.


Awesome contribution! Thank you.
by Gaiyan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: We won!
Replies: 24
Views: 1405

Re: We won!

Gratz!
by Gaiyan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

Here's a very crude mockup (perspective is a bitch) on an STE on what I'll probably end up going with but I'll look at a lighter option with enough contrast to the originals:

mock.jpg
by Gaiyan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

I think I finally got the colors just right:

Atari-kbd-colors2.jpg


Link to the layout: http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/# ... 73e6823dc5
by Gaiyan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

Another render. This time only alphas with Falcon colors.

8189ae90936c332c226d5f73e6823dc5 (4)_result.jpg
by Gaiyan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

I decided to remove all the switches in one go. I timed myself and took exactly 1 hour to desolder switches and remove from plate. Keyboard was already apart. Some observations: - Solder wick was the first method I tried. It was so good that I didn't even bother with my de-soldering gun or pump. It ...
by Gaiyan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

Toying with color options. Here are a few renders. The rare enter key doesn't render properly. First one is the best approximation of original colors I could come up with. Perhaps keys are a little on the light side. 8189ae90936c332c226d5f73e6823dc5 (1)_result.jpg 8189ae90936c332c226d5f73e6823dc5 (2...
by Gaiyan
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

Some terms you'll run into when looking at keysets are DSA,DCS,SA,G20,OEM. They are used to indicate the profile of the keys. Unless you have a modern flat keyboard, every row of keys has a different shape and angle. That's why I can never swap the Y and Z keys in DE keyboards because they are very ...
by Gaiyan
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

Spent all night trying to come up with the best solution for keycaps. Barring originals, there is no complete keyset available for this keyboard. Here is why: - Function keys are bespoke and unique. Not a problem because they are the same in every region. - Enter key is very hard to come by. It's a ...
by Gaiyan
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Atarian Computing Announcements
Replies: 55
Views: 14091

Re: Atarian Computing Announcements

by Gaiyan
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

Here's a layout I made of the keyboard to help me down the road: http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/# ... bb53c4405f
Obviously F-keys are wrong and colors are not accurate. It's a work in progress.Hopefully someone else will find it useful.
by Gaiyan
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

I went to my "warehouse" to see how many Mega kbds I had. I found 4 German ones. I also too a closer look at my MSTE keyboard. Those caps are in stark contrast to its little brothers'. Not double-shot and wimpy feeling af. Atari sure did skimp on the TT/MSTE. I never liked the build qualit...
by Gaiyan
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

Why not just repaint the keys. Should be possible to have stickers produced that could be used as masks for the key labels. Although I'm not even close to being a kbd nerd, that for me would not be acceptable because OCD. True mechheads wouldn't even consider ABS plastic (most common keycap materia...
by Gaiyan
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Mega ST Keyboard Switches

Yeah, the Mega ST keyboards are high quality keyboards! They'll last forever! Indeed. I have several of them that came with broken or water damaged Megas but they function perfectly...in German. While I mean no offence to my Germanic brethren, the layout is so fundamentally different when using UK/...
by Gaiyan
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST Keyboard Switches
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Mega ST Keyboard Switches

From my blog: http://www.atariancomputing.com/blog/megastkeyboardswitches They are mechanical and they are Cherry MX Blacks. I know because I finally took one out. No membranes anywhere. This is not a new discovery but something I had to verify myself because of lack of evidence. Some people complai...
by Gaiyan
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Trying to find the name of an adventure game
Replies: 28
Views: 1823

Re: Trying to find the name of an adventure game

Eyebright is mentioned here: http://www.mocagh.org/softguide/advgamersmanual.pdf Three times under "The Price of Magik". I think we have a winner! Woodshed, eyebright and reading a bit further it reminded me of the pile of ash being used in a spell! Thanks - that was going to bug me for a...
by Gaiyan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Trying to find the name of an adventure game
Replies: 28
Views: 1823

Re: Trying to find the name of an adventure game

Eyebright is mentioned here: http://www.mocagh.org/softguide/advgamersmanual.pdf

Three times under "The Price of Magik".
by Gaiyan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: CrazyDots
Replies: 16
Views: 1198

Re: CrazyDots

frank.lukas wrote:The Bt481 and 482 are 15/16 and 24bit RamDAC´s, see the Datasheet ...


Thanks. Didn't notice it was missing. I corrected it.
by Gaiyan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: CrazyDots
Replies: 16
Views: 1198

Re: CrazyDots

The 15bit expansion for CD I has a SC11486CN RAMDAC.

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