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Reply 23140 of 23642, by Shponglefan

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Build myself a few monitor stands for my retro setup this past week. Nothing fancy; cut and finished some plywood, then added Ikea Eket metal legs.

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Reply 23143 of 23642, by chrismeyer6

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-11-13, 23:54:

Build myself a few monitor stands for my retro setup this past week. Nothing fancy; cut and finished some plywood, then added Ikea Eket metal legs.

Your stands look great. I want to do something similar to get my tower a bit off the floor

Reply 23144 of 23642, by Shponglefan

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smtkr wrote on 2022-11-14, 02:38:

handsome.

Thank you! 😁

Kahenraz wrote on 2022-11-14, 02:40:

I really like the look of the synthesizers beneath the monitor.

Me too! 😁

chrismeyer6 wrote on 2022-11-14, 02:47:

Your stands look great. I want to do something similar to get my tower a bit off the floor

Thanks!

Coincidentally, I'm thinking my next project might be building a full tower stand / enclosure. I'd like to have something not only to hold up the PC tower, but with extra storage for odds 'n ends.

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Reply 23145 of 23642, by fool

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... Let there be drums, there was drums Let there be guitar, there was guitar Oh, let there be rock! (AC/DC) […]
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... Let there be drums, there was drums
Let there be guitar, there was guitar
Oh, let there be rock!
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Finally first piece soldered ready. It was plug-and-pray, amazing...

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Reply 23146 of 23642, by Shponglefan

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More or less finished my Pentium 133 mid-90s gaming setup.

Added an A/V switcher which switches between my four MIDI audio sources. Currently using an MT-32, CM-32L, Yamaha MU2000 and internal daughtercard (Yucatan FX) on the MPU-401AT. All MIDI is routed via a MIDI Solutions Quadra Thru (4 port MIDI splitter).

I think the last thing to complete things will be a dedicated game port card. Other than that, I'm quite pleased with this current setup.

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Reply 23147 of 23642, by Thermalwrong

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Wah, that looks nice. Definitely prefer midi in the stack under the monitor 😀
The wooden keyboard ergo riser looks nice but how is it in use? Looks kinda hard if the angle's off. Personally I've never been big on the ergo keyboard stuff, my dad always used the MS Natural (original) keyboard until PS/2 went away on the home PC, but I've always preferred just regular keyboards.

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My Toshiba T2130CS which now has a 3d printed hard drive door and memory slot cover. The T2150CDT needs those parts more and this DSTN laptop is a great donor 😈
The hard drive door I'm pretty proud of, it's a 3d scan that was so high res I could just print it out with no modification and it fits and works as good as the original. The memory door is simple enough that I could design it in cad while a bit drunk.
This poor T2130CS has been the donor for the palm rest, HDD cover and memory cover at this point.

Past that, today I went on a really long trip from London down to Southampton to get an NEC Versa 6060 and lots of other parts. Quite a journey but the laptop works, both floppy drives are belted and broken (urghh) but the real gem in there was the HDD caddy that fits my Toshiba 500CDT, finally I have that completely unobtainable caddy and it gives structure to my Toshiba Tecra 500CDT that breaks if you look at funny - a few weeks back I was trying to turn it on and the power button broke into 2 pieces and fell inside. It took aaages to pull it apart and repair that. The HDD caddy should help the structural integrity quite a bit.

Reply 23148 of 23642, by appiah4

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fool wrote on 2022-11-14, 15:20:
... Let there be drums, there was drums Let there be guitar, there was guitar Oh, let there be rock! (AC/DC) […]
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... Let there be drums, there was drums
Let there be guitar, there was guitar
Oh, let there be rock!
(AC/DC)

Finally first piece soldered ready. It was plug-and-pray, amazing...

Oh wow, cool! Is there a project page for this?

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Reply 23149 of 23642, by Bancho

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fool wrote on 2022-11-14, 15:20:
... Let there be drums, there was drums Let there be guitar, there was guitar Oh, let there be rock! (AC/DC) […]
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... Let there be drums, there was drums
Let there be guitar, there was guitar
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(AC/DC)

Finally first piece soldered ready. It was plug-and-pray, amazing...

What WT Board is that?

Reply 23150 of 23642, by H3nrik V!

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Upgraded my Dell Precision M4400 Laptop from a Core2Duo P8600 to a P8700, I happened to have laying around 🤣 Repasted both CPU and GPU in the process.

Still struggling with Win10 due to 2x2GiB RAM and 4 GiB modules are crazily expensive :'(

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Reply 23151 of 23642, by bestemor

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-11-15, 00:59:

More or less finished my Pentium 133 mid-90s gaming setup.

Added an A/V switcher which switches between my four MIDI audio sources. Currently using an MT-32, CM-32L, Yamaha MU2000 and internal daughtercard (Yucatan FX) on the MPU-401AT. All MIDI is routed via a MIDI Solutions Quadra Thru (4 port MIDI splitter).

I think the last thing to complete things will be a dedicated game port card. Other than that, I'm quite pleased with this current setup.

The real star here though, must be the boxed Arena DELUXE edition on the top shelf there ! 😍🤩😎
(how, when, how much ?😲 )

Reply 23153 of 23642, by fool

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-11-15, 06:12:

Oh wow, cool! Is there a project page for this?

As well as for Bancho.

Sadly no, there is no project page. This is just a homebrew "spin-off" from Terratec SOWT-11 repair. I designed (rev. engineered) a clone from it with minor differences. I'm working on a new design with 32Mbit sample ROM and effects processor.

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Reply 23154 of 23642, by Shponglefan

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Thermalwrong wrote on 2022-11-15, 02:37:

The wooden keyboard ergo riser looks nice but how is it in use? Looks kinda hard if the angle's off.

It's quite comfortable. I find vintage keyboards otherwise too uncomfortable use to for extended periods without some sort of palm rest.

I had tried foam palm/wrist rests, but those didn't have good physical support and would get too warm over time. Then I found these wooden palm rests on Amazon and decided to try 'em. Turns out they work quite well! 😁

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Reply 23155 of 23642, by Shponglefan

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bestemor wrote on 2022-11-15, 09:57:

The real star here though, must be the boxed Arena DELUXE edition on the top shelf there ! 😍🤩😎
(how, when, how much ?😲 )

Heh, well spotted. 😉

That's my own original copy I bought decades ago. I don't remember what I paid but it would have been whatever the brand new price was back in the day.

It happens to be one of the few original boxed games I saved over the years (most of the other games shown are re-buys). In hindsight I really wish I'd kept more of my game boxes, but at least I kept my Bethesda games. Especially with the insane prices I've seen the Arena Deluxe Edition going for . 😳

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Reply 23156 of 23642, by buckeye

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-11-15, 00:59:

More or less finished my Pentium 133 mid-90s gaming setup.

Added an A/V switcher which switches between my four MIDI audio sources. Currently using an MT-32, CM-32L, Yamaha MU2000 and internal daughtercard (Yucatan FX) on the MPU-401AT. All MIDI is routed via a MIDI Solutions Quadra Thru (4 port MIDI splitter).

I think the last thing to complete things will be a dedicated game port card. Other than that, I'm quite pleased with this current setup.

That's a sweet setup! I'm tempted everyday to build a 133mhz pentium system that I started out with back in the day.

What video card do you have installed?

I see you have a super nintendo lurking there, is it hooked up to that monitor somehow?

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Reply 23157 of 23642, by Shponglefan

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buckeye wrote on 2022-11-15, 14:35:

That's a sweet setup! I'm tempted everyday to build a 133mhz pentium system that I started out with back in the day.

What video card do you have installed?

I see you have a super nintendo lurking there, is it hooked up to that monitor somehow?

Thanks!

Video card is a Diamond Stealth64 2001 with an S3 Trio64V+ chip.

The SNES is hooked up to a Commodore 1702 monitor, along with an NES via a 2-port AV switch. It's part of my retro gaming/computing setup I've been working on over the past few months.

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Reply 23158 of 23642, by schmatzler

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I was one of the lucky 500 people that got an invite code for Insignia (the Xbox Live revival project for the original Xbox) and played a bit of Midtown Madness 3 against random people from the internet.

This was so much fun. I hope they'll make the service public for everyone soon.

Reply 23159 of 23642, by Veeb0rg

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schmatzler wrote on 2022-11-16, 01:25:

I was one of the lucky 500 people that got an invite code for Insignia (the Xbox Live revival project for the original Xbox) and played a bit of Midtown Madness 3 against random people from the internet.

This was so much fun. I hope they'll make the service public for everyone soon.

seeing setups like these makes me want to open my sealed NOS Amiga 1080 monitor and break out the NES for some good old CRT gaming.