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Reply 33540 of 34989, by EvieSigma

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I got this adorable little IBM Aptiva for a great price off eBay, with keyboard and mouse even. Has a 500Mhz K6-2 and 128MB of RAM.

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It's a model "2170-805", whatever that means.

Reply 33541 of 34989, by Ozzuneoj

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I just finally broke down and bought a pile of 512MB CF cards and some CF-IDE adapters that will slot into the back of a PC.

I just had an idea though. If I had a 3D printer (and the knowledge to design things for it) it would be interesting to make 3d-printed bay adapters with beige faceplates to go into empty 3.5 or 5.25 bays that you could attach these CF-IDE adapters to. You'd just need to make it roughly the shape a drive, have screw holes for CF adapter (unscrew the back plate from that) and you're good to go! It'd be amazing to have one that accepts a floppy drive faceplate so it wouldn't give away the modern flash card inside.

Can anyone here make this happen? 😀

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Reply 33542 of 34989, by appiah4

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Well, neither of these are 'retro' hardware but they are for retro computers.

First is an HDMI Upscaler for my Amiga 500; this is a limited run project we collaborated on with the Turkish Commodore/Amiga scene, and the end result is simply fantastic. I will post photos and videos of it in action soon. It uses an Altera FPGA card and a custom built PCB and Firmware.

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The second is a 3D printing of the 3.5" floppy drive mounting cage that was missing in my IBM PS/1. Many many thanks go to Deksor on this forum for generously providing me with photos and measurements of his own cage so that this could be possible. I will make the STL available once I test mount it..

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Reply 33544 of 34989, by Bondi

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-04-23, 01:57:

IBM Thinkpad 755cse with Selecta Dock.
Locks nice but I noticed the screen is locked. Is this because the Selecta Dock key is locked ?

This might help http://www.os2museum.com/wp/cracking-a-thinkpad-755c/

Reply 33546 of 34989, by brostenen

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-04-24, 07:48:
Well, neither of these are 'retro' hardware but they are for retro computers. […]
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Well, neither of these are 'retro' hardware but they are for retro computers.

First is an HDMI Upscaler for my Amiga 500; this is a limited run project we collaborated on with the Turkish Commodore/Amiga scene, and the end result is simply fantastic. I will post photos and videos of it in action soon. It uses an Altera FPGA card and a custom built PCB and Firmware.

HDMI-520-01.jpg HDMI-520-02.jpg

HDMI-520-03.jpg HDMI-520-04.jpg

HDMI-520-05.jpg HDMI-520-06.jpg

HDMI-520-07.jpg HDMI-520-08.jpg

HDMI-520-09.jpg HDMI-520-10.jpg

HDMI-520-11.jpg HDMI-520-12.jpg

The second is a 3D printing of the 3.5" floppy drive mounting cage that was missing in my IBM PS/1. Many many thanks go to Deksor on this forum for generously providing me with photos and measurements of his own cage so that this could be possible. I will make the STL available once I test mount it..

IBM-PS1-Floppy-Cage-01.jpg IBM-PS1-Floppy-Cage-02.jpg

IBM-PS1-Floppy-Cage-03.jpg IBM-PS1-Floppy-Cage-04.jpg

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That upscaler sir.... That is fantastic. Is Retrocengo perhaps involved in some way?
I am really looking forward to hearing more about it. How well does it perform and what might the end price be, if it goes on sale somewere?

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Reply 33550 of 34989, by appiah4

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brostenen wrote on 2020-04-24, 09:14:

That upscaler sir.... That is fantastic. Is Retrocengo perhaps involved in some way?
I am really looking forward to hearing more about it. How well does it perform and what might the end price be, if it goes on sale somewere?

No, there was no Retrocengo contribution it is 100% local made here in Turkey.

I haven't had time to make a video but here is the main designer/developer's own Youtube playlist of the design, production and test processes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx2-8C8H6DU&l … p2Mr_0LTEZYQENn

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Reply 33552 of 34989, by brostenen

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-04-24, 10:02:
brostenen wrote on 2020-04-24, 09:14:

That upscaler sir.... That is fantastic. Is Retrocengo perhaps involved in some way?
I am really looking forward to hearing more about it. How well does it perform and what might the end price be, if it goes on sale somewere?

No, there was no Retrocengo contribution it is 100% local made here in Turkey.

I haven't had time to make a video but here is the main designer/developer's own Youtube playlist of the design, production and test processes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx2-8C8H6DU&l … p2Mr_0LTEZYQENn

Ahhh.... I just know he has some ties to the community in Turkey in some way.
That is amazing footage. Crisp, clear and smooth scrolling. Love it.
I would love to have one. Such a great device.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 33553 of 34989, by derSammler

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-04-24, 10:02:

No, there was no Retrocengo contribution it is 100% local made here in Turkey.

Even the name suggests this is a clone of Thorsten Schubert's "D520 HDMI Converter".

Reply 33554 of 34989, by imi

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derSammler wrote on 2020-04-24, 11:42:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-04-24, 10:02:

No, there was no Retrocengo contribution it is 100% local made here in Turkey.

Even the name suggests this is a clone of Thorsten Schubert's "D520 HDMI Converter".

I don't have any amigas (yet :p), but wasn't "520" the original name for the genuine commodore amiga-TV adapter?

Reply 33556 of 34989, by wiretap

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Luckily all from US/Canada sellers, so shipping will be fast..

Commodore tank mouse for my Amiga 500. Appears to be in great shape, so it will pair well with the Amiga 500 and 1084S-D2 I have that are also minimally yellowed. Yay no retr0briting.
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Linksys WCF54g Compact Flash wireless adapter for PDA/WinCE use.
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Two WD 2GB CF cards for DOS/Win3.1.
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PCMCIA to CF adapter.
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AMD K6-2 550AGR.
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Reply 33557 of 34989, by appiah4

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derSammler wrote on 2020-04-24, 11:42:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-04-24, 10:02:

No, there was no Retrocengo contribution it is 100% local made here in Turkey.

Even the name suggests this is a clone of Thorsten Schubert's "D520 HDMI Converter".

No, the name is derived fromt he A520 RF modulator. It's very different. Watch the videos for good measure.

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Reply 33558 of 34989, by brostenen

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This came in the mail today. Clips onto the metal shield around the Vic-II in a Commodore64.

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Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 33559 of 34989, by appiah4

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-04-22, 08:57:

I also happen to have one of these cards (Zoltrix Audio Plus 6400 3D PnP V.5 AV310 - quite a mouthful indeed), but I never thought much of it because its OPL3 Synth is considered to be particularly subpar. I should certainly try it out sometime!

I take that back, the CMI FM Synth is PRETTY cloes to OPL3!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjz9or5VqDQ

Quite amazing to be honest.

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