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by Smonson
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 85
Views: 3388

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

About that overscan image display program. I see most of the image when it's running - just the right border seems to be wrong. I'm gonna get a bit technical: Here is the output that is generated from my shifter model. This is a 512-pixel wide view that shows the output from the shifter at each poin...
by Smonson
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Never seen them this big before...
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Never seen them this big before...

Are these the famous grapes of wrath I've heard so much about??
by Smonson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 85
Views: 3388

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

I think testing with Hatari instead of STEem might help here. The current wakestate-code in STEem isn't really emulating the hardware but more of an in-between thing that works with the code that has already been published and tested. I'm quite sure Spectrum 512 has a uniform border color. Cool, th...
by Smonson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 85
Views: 3388

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

So I finally got an old TV so I can actually use 50Hz programs without moving the entire setup into the middle of my lounge room. And I've made a few small bits of progress here and there. I have a couple of questions, hoping someone can help me out here: On a real ST, does Spectrum 512 show a bunch...
by Smonson
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Test/Demo SW for 50-60 Hz framerate conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Test/Demo SW for 50-60 Hz framerate conversion

I'm thinking about ways how to add conversion from ST(E) video output (actually, right at shifter's 9 digital outputs) to VGA signal. This SW is mostly for testing diverse ways - how it will look with real HW, before going in some concrete HW design and prototype making. Hi Petari, I'm quite sure t...
by Smonson
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Numptie needs help with mods....
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Numptie needs help with mods....

That's the same board I've got (including the 4GBRS in blue texta). Those J-legged RAMs are a pain in the bum... I pulled mine off and Araldited a SIMM socket to the board where they were (on its side).

On the plus side you've probably got a socketed shifter :)
by Smonson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: STFM case remake
Replies: 65
Views: 3157

Re: STFM case remake

I checked Shapeways and they'll print a box about that size out of white nylon for you for about USD$4,300. They can also do stainless steel for ten times as much.

I'm thinking about it.
by Smonson
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: PLCC SOCKETS ARE EVIL
Replies: 18
Views: 786

Re: PLCC SOCKETS ARE EVIL

Your girlfriend is very wise. Can she take a look at some of my projects for me?
by Smonson
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: My new USB microscope.
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: My new USB microscope.

I got one of those as well, got a good light on it as well. But after using it for like 10mins it makes my eyes go funny, so never been able to really use it. Yeah they are rough - to keep everything in focus the glass has to be parallel to the work, which just makes it impossible to get your hands...
by Smonson
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: My new USB microscope.
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: My new USB microscope.

That looks awesome. The picture quality is very good!

I rely on one of those huge magnifying glasses on a big metal arm, but I can't use it with the hot air gun because it gets in the way. I'll definitely follow in your footsteps if my eyes get any worse than they already are (which is pretty bad)