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Reply 1540 of 1548, by Shagittarius

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vittek wrote on 2020-05-21, 15:53:
Thank you, it’s such a joy to share here, everyone has something awesome and unique and it’s always inspirational. […]
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Shagittarius wrote on 2020-05-21, 14:41:

Thank you, it’s such a joy to share here, everyone has something awesome and unique and it’s always inspirational.

On the Fake Mac:

I had looked at a lot of tutorials online, and there’s a particular 9” lcd from the ipad2 that fits. I would have gone for CRT but the only 9” SVGA CRT is black and white and I couldn’t source one in time, I wanted to finish the project while I was motivated.

Here’s everything that’s on the inside. I just copied the measurements from the metal frame in there originally and made it out of acrylic. The SD card reader fits perfectly inside part of the original floppy drive cutout.

The motherboard and original CRT are on a shelf, perhaps with a recap and troubleshooting they can be brought back to life.

Very cool thanks. Those old macs actually have a really nice form factor for a self contained emulation station. It looks great with the LCD, I wonder how much more period correct it would look with a CRT replacement too. I'm sure you'd lose some clarity, but might gain some hallmarks of a CRT that those games would have been displayed on at the time of release...

Reply 1542 of 1548, by vittek

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imi wrote on 2020-05-21, 16:42:

there's just one comfy room after comfy room in here and meanwhile I sit here in my garbage dump x3

Don’t give up duder I promise it took a lifetime to get here. Have a vision of what you want, and work towards it one small step at a time. You have a roof over your head, that’s a great start. Also I promise it is a process - gone through many permutations! I’ve had many tear downs and rearranges! Use this thread as inspiration!

What’s that saying? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Reply 1543 of 1548, by frankmonk

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vittek wrote on 2020-05-21, 07:04:
Feeling inspired tonight so thought it’s time to finally contribute to this thread and help keep it going. I’ve really enjoyed t […]
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Feeling inspired tonight so thought it’s time to finally contribute to this thread and help keep it going. I’ve really enjoyed this thread in particular and am really grateful for this community. Here’s my refuge, no doubt inspired by countless posts on Vogons.

- Socket 8 Pentium II Overdrive, all SCSI, resound opl3, MPU-401 and my original voodoo2 in olive drab tower
- 486 DX2, all SCSI, Cirrus Logic VLB, Yamaha SB clone, Adlib clone
KVM switch for these two with a Model M and period correct Trackball.

- Modern PC: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, RX570, Windows 7 and Linux Dual boot
Roland Super UA, UNICOMP AS/400 layout keyboard, trackball.

SC-55mkII, MT-32 revA, 2x Roland D50s all fed into ART mixer
Roland SRA-50 amplifier to big DCM speakers on top of bookshelves off camera.

- Macintosh (bought non working, did not modify case at all, just used hot glue gun)
MiSTer FPGA, ipad2 screen (fits perfectly) Chinese aftermarket controller board
this gives pretty good results for consoles and Atari/Amiga

such a nice and cozy setup. I especially love the table. selfmade?

Reply 1544 of 1548, by vittek

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frankmonk wrote on 2020-05-21, 17:27:
vittek wrote on 2020-05-21, 07:04:
Feeling inspired tonight so thought it’s time to finally contribute to this thread and help keep it going. I’ve really enjoyed t […]
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Feeling inspired tonight so thought it’s time to finally contribute to this thread and help keep it going. I’ve really enjoyed this thread in particular and am really grateful for this community. Here’s my refuge, no doubt inspired by countless posts on Vogons.

- Socket 8 Pentium II Overdrive, all SCSI, resound opl3, MPU-401 and my original voodoo2 in olive drab tower
- 486 DX2, all SCSI, Cirrus Logic VLB, Yamaha SB clone, Adlib clone
KVM switch for these two with a Model M and period correct Trackball.

- Modern PC: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, RX570, Windows 7 and Linux Dual boot
Roland Super UA, UNICOMP AS/400 layout keyboard, trackball.

SC-55mkII, MT-32 revA, 2x Roland D50s all fed into ART mixer
Roland SRA-50 amplifier to big DCM speakers on top of bookshelves off camera.

- Macintosh (bought non working, did not modify case at all, just used hot glue gun)
MiSTer FPGA, ipad2 screen (fits perfectly) Chinese aftermarket controller board
this gives pretty good results for consoles and Atari/Amiga

such a nice and cozy setup. I especially love the table. selfmade?

Thank you very much, yes, it's a couple of beautiful Japanese sawhorses made by a gentleman with skills far beyond mine, with a European butcher block slab on top. The rackmount platform on top I made after being inspired by Cloudschatze's midi setup, and the keyboard drawer I fabricated using Russian plywood and heavy duty slides. There have been a few prototypes and skills improve over the years.

Reply 1545 of 1548, by vittek

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Whiskey wrote on 2020-05-18, 15:27:
Hi all. Love the thread, always check it out every so often. I've been meaning to post my pc area in here for a while but I only […]
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Hi all. Love the thread, always check it out every so often.
I've been meaning to post my pc area in here for a while but I only feel like it's become organised enough to show you recently.

Computing_Area_Panorama.jpg
■ My office / computing area

Intel_i7-3770K_W10.jpgIntel_Core2Quad_XP_W7.jpgAMD_Athlon-64-X2_XP.jpgAMD_K6-3+_W98_DOS.jpgIntel_Core2Quad_W10_Home_Server.jpgIntel_80386-SX_W311_DOS.jpg
(From right to left, four share the big CRT with a KVM switch and the other two are on the dual screens.)

■ Intel i7 3770K running Windows 10
■ Intel Core2Quad running Windows XP & 7
■ AMD Athlon 64 X2 running Windows XP (and maybe x64 XP as well in the future). [KVM]
■ AMD K6-3+ running Windows 98Se and DOS 7 [KVM]
■ Intel Core2Quad running Windows 10 which I use as a home data s and Plex Server [KVM]
■ Intel 80386-SX running Windows 3.11 & DOS 6.22 [KVM]
■ Ignore the iMac G5 running 10.4 Tiger

I really love your setup, really great machines, nice drafting/workbench setup on the left, those attic windows in Europe are really well made and bring lots of light in. Nice space. "Thunderbirds are Go!" - Love the coasters.

Reply 1546 of 1548, by Whiskey

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vittek wrote on 2020-05-21, 18:18:

I really love your setup, really great machines, nice drafting/workbench setup on the left, those attic windows in Europe are really well made and bring lots of light in. Nice space. "Thunderbirds are Go!" - Love the coasters.

Thanks Vittek! Like you said it's a process, I'm still changing things up even now. Your setup is great, I wonder if I need more bare wood in mine. Those corner joins on the wall are a thing of beauty. For those interested in the Qi I do have the mouse, keyboard and support materials filo if people are interested in seeing them. Thanks for the posts guys. (Stand by for action!)

Reply 1547 of 1548, by CMB75

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vittek wrote on 2020-05-21, 15:53:
Shagittarius wrote on 2020-05-21, 14:41:

Thank you, it’s such a joy to share here, everyone has something awesome and unique and it’s always inspirational.

I love that YT-2400...

Reply 1548 of 1548, by vittek

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CMB75 wrote on 2020-05-22, 13:07:
vittek wrote on 2020-05-21, 15:53:
Shagittarius wrote on 2020-05-21, 14:41:

Thank you, it’s such a joy to share here, everyone has something awesome and unique and it’s always inspirational.

I love that YT-2400...

Good eye! Dash is doing some recon in the distance...