Bigger isn't always better

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Bigger isn't always better

Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:58 am

For a bit of fun, I snapped the STF remake board on top of the donor C070789 board just to compare.

Huge respect to exxos for the amazing reduction in scale :)
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Re: Bigger isn't always better

Post by exxos » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:39 am

:bravo: :coolpics:

Trying to get it even smaller as well :)
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: Bigger isn't always better

Post by sandord » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:39 am

Ha, there's almost enough space for a second ST :D

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Re: Bigger isn't always better

Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:41 am

exxos wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:39 am
:bravo: :coolpics:

Trying to get it even smaller as well :)
Pretty damn good for a first shot though.
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800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Bigger isn't always better

Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:42 am

sandord wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:39 am
Ha, there's most enough space for a second ST :D
If he can make it smaller,maybe 3, parallel processing STs :)
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Bigger isn't always better

Post by exxos » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:56 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:42 am
If he can make it smaller,maybe 3, parallel processing STs :)
Did ponder adding a second CPU.. but alas, a lot of work and no software to use it, so idea shelved..


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4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
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Re: Bigger isn't always better

Post by JezC » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:06 pm

exxos wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:56 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:42 am
If he can make it smaller,maybe 3, parallel processing STs :)
Did ponder adding a second CPU.. but alas, a lot of work and no software to use it, so idea shelved..


viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1242
Maybe build in a MSTE or TT instead? Would say a Falcon but that is definitely a step too far :lol:

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Re: Bigger isn't always better

Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:18 pm

:lolbig:
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800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Bigger isn't always better

Post by exxos » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:28 pm

JezC wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:06 pm
Maybe build in a MSTE or TT instead? Would say a Falcon but that is definitely a step too far :lol:
Nah, this machine will beat them all eventually, those machines are pre-obsolete ;)
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: Bigger isn't always better

Post by JezC » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:26 pm

Let's hope so.
I'd love to have a TT-beater for my MIDI setup :D

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