My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby LevelFT » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:53 pm

LevelFT wrote:
ube wrote:Nah. Wating for a new revision. Ought to turn up next week. And after that one has been confirmed it’s another week for ordering a full batch plus components.


I'll wait patiently.....I'll order one as soon as they are available :)


Any news Ube ? :D

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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby ube » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:16 pm

Yep. Got the PCBs on Friday. Spent a few hours assembling 25 boards, ran out of solder paste. So production is stopped until Wednesday when I get more paste. Good news is that I had 0% failure rate on this batch, down from 10-15%.
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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby rcamp48 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:59 am

OK am interested in one when you have it available...... Russ

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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby Lando_C » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:43 pm

Argh. The Ubeswitch mark V is incompatible with using an external floppy on the mega.. too narrow spacing between contacts. Any suggestions?
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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby Almerian » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:55 pm

Lando_C wrote:Argh. The Ubeswitch mark V is incompatible with using an external floppy on the mega.. too narrow spacing between contacts. Any suggestions?

Perhaps a short video extension cable 13 pin male to 13 pin female?

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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby Lando_C » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:42 pm

Good suggestion, but those are rare...
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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby ube » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:04 pm

Lando_C wrote:Argh. The Ubeswitch mark V is incompatible with using an external floppy on the mega.. too narrow spacing between contacts. Any suggestions?


Good thing I’ve fiddled with a Mega version then. :) Can probably make one for you as well, just need to order PCBs.
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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby leech » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:05 pm

Hey, so I have one of the earlier versions of this adapter, but it has an amazing picture, especially compared to the Best Electronics cable.

https://www.videogameperfection.com/for ... post-20155

That thread went way off topic of my 8bit, but I was able to get ST-High displaying. Do I just have one old enough that it doesn't save if it's Mono/Color? I thought I read somewhere that the newer ones do.
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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby ube » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:52 pm

It should. If you hold the button for +2s it should save the current state as default at power on. It’ll always boot into lowres on reset.
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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby leech » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:02 pm

Thanks! Couldn't remember that. The image quality is amazing for it though. ST-High on a 55" TV is cool too. Though I have a Falcon and TT, so not a lot of use for me on a 1040STe. But for someone else who wants to go down this route, could be nice.
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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby ube » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:10 pm

And they’re available for ordering now.

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0107
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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby Lando_C » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:31 pm

[quote="ube"][quote="Lando_C"]Argh. The Ubeswitch mark V is incompatible with using an external floppy on the mega.. too narrow spacing between contacts. Any suggestions?[/quote]

Good thing I’ve fiddled with a Mega version then. :) Can probably make one for you as well, just need to order PCBs.[/quote]


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DE Mega 1
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SE Mega ST 4
Megafile 20 with 2 MFM drive mechanisms (80+20 meg) in hacked case, ATX psu on the side
Megafile 30
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SM124, SM125, finlux 19 inch TV RGBscart
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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby LevelFT » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:13 am

Yesssss finally available :)

Quick question 1: does anybody have a nice case design that I can't 3D print ?
Quick question 2: since it doesn't fit the Mega ST, will it fit on the Mega STE ?

As an alternative I might try to hack this inside of my Mega STE....anyone ever done that ?

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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby LevelFT » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:40 am

I'm thinking more and more about putting it inside my MSTE. I think it would be easy enough to put it on the spot where the RS-232 connector on the VME position is now. Who needs three RS-232s ?

The "only" thing to do is wire all monitor connector signals from the PCB to the VGA adapter........mmmm

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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby LevelFT » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:55 pm

ube wrote:And they’re available for ordering now.

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0107


Would you have one with the DIN connector not installed ?


Probably not....LOL

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Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Postby LevelFT » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:38 pm

Ordered one...


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