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#1 Beetle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2007 7:36 PM

Hi,

check out what atarinoob would have loved to get for cheap on last sunday's flea.

Video of an Atari machine running a demo


Greetings,
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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2007 8:34 PM

Hi,

check out what atarinoob would have loved to get for cheap on last sunday's flea.

Video of an Atari machine running a demo


Greetings,
Beetle


I'll take 3

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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2007 8:45 PM

Cool. Looks like a Ben Heck special. :D

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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2007 8:51 PM

Video of an Atari machine running a demo

Damn, there's just no stopping you is there! Aside from your other obvious project, that little card reader is quite the give away. :cool:

Awesome, let's see the inside! :D

Edited by remowilliams, Wed Jun 6, 2007 8:51 PM.


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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2007 8:52 PM

Do you have pics of making it or just it's insides?

Very cool.

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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2007 10:07 PM

Cool. Looks like a Ben Heck special. :D


Ben Heck's laptop was cool, but a little too much with the "burled walnut" etc... This looks like something more along the lines of a "real" Atari machine. It looks great from what I can tell. I would love to have something like this... more, more please!

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 1:30 AM

GIMME, GIMME, GIMME!!!!

I want one. :lust:

Beetle, you are a genius! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 1:51 AM

That's pretty awesome, much better than the old Atari laptop project. Will you post some more pictures of the exterior and interior? :) And will you accept credit cards? ;-)

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 3:23 AM

Hi beetle,

you are the greatest. Please create a new production line for us.
We all want to get it.

BB

What´s the name of this notebook????

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 3:56 AM

Hi,

I am glad you like it :)

I call my machine the Atari 1500XL.

It is running now but has not yet all the upgrades i plan for it.
An internal mass storage device like SIO2SD, SIO2USB an/or SIO2IDE
is mandatory, 512k SRAM and stereo sound will be added, too.

The 1500XL is based on my "empty" 600XL. i needed the space above the mainboard
for the TFT controller electronics, because of the the design goal of staying as flat
as a stock XL computer. 'By accident' the outer dimensions are same as a 1200XL.

Here are some pics for you.


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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 5:26 AM

:-o :-o :-o :-o

:lust:

Who do I need to boker a deal with to get one? :evil:

:) - Looks great

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 5:32 AM

Beetle, great work :thumbsup:

Atari 1500XL officially announced :)

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 5:40 AM

Wow! That is really cool!

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 8:41 AM

Hi,

I am glad you like it :)

I call my machine the Atari 1500XL.

It is running now but has not yet all the upgrades i plan for it.
An internal mass storage device like SIO2SD, SIO2USB an/or SIO2IDE
is mandatory, 512k SRAM and stereo sound will be added, too.

The 1500XL is based on my "empty" 600XL. i needed the space above the mainboard
for the TFT controller electronics, because of the the design goal of staying as flat
as a stock XL computer. 'By accident' the outer dimensions are same as a 1200XL.


Dude... I expected something impressive, in an amateur sort of way. You know, just a notch above having the lcd duct-taped to the 600XL case or something. But this is absolutely awesome. I can't even figure out how you did the case, short of having some injection molds milled. It looks better than authentic, it looks like what an XL-styled laptop would look like, if we were in some weird parallel universe where Atari had made such a thing. I'm stunned.

When can I expect my NeXTBook?

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 11:00 AM

I'd love to see a recreation of the Atari XE luggable that was being considered back in the 80s.

*edit* I have to agree with the others here that this has de-throned the famous Ben Heck 800 portable.

Edited by FastRobPlus, Thu Jun 7, 2007 5:33 PM.


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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 11:08 AM

Beetle, it's a thing of beauty!

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 2:20 PM

I like this so much more than the keyboard from Ben.

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 3:18 PM

:lust:

That is so awesome I do not even know what to say.

I'm totally speechless.

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 3:20 PM

Beetle, how many requests for one of these would it take for you to go into production?

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 3:38 PM

Beetle, how many requests for one of these would it take for you to go into production?

Sadly I don't see any of this awesome type of work going into production, unless you had injection molds made - which would then make the cost astronomical.

By hand that's a crazy amount of work to be doing for someone else, but I'd still like one. :ponder: :D

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 7:39 PM

Absolutely amazing!!

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 8:00 PM

Hi,

I am glad you like it :)

I call my machine the Atari 1500XL.

It is running now but has not yet all the upgrades i plan for it.
An internal mass storage device like SIO2SD, SIO2USB an/or SIO2IDE
is mandatory, 512k SRAM and stereo sound will be added, too.

The 1500XL is based on my "empty" 600XL. i needed the space above the mainboard
for the TFT controller electronics, because of the the design goal of staying as flat
as a stock XL computer. 'By accident' the outer dimensions are same as a 1200XL.


Dude... I expected something impressive, in an amateur sort of way. You know, just a notch above having the lcd duct-taped to the 600XL case or something. But this is absolutely awesome. I can't even figure out how you did the case, short of having some injection molds milled. It looks better than authentic, it looks like what an XL-styled laptop would look like, if we were in some weird parallel universe where Atari had made such a thing. I'm stunned.

When can I expect my NeXTBook?


Looks like a pair or more of 1050 case tops for the lid, the main back looks like a 600xl (make the cart port that much closer to the rear of the unit).

Incredible.

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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2007 8:59 PM

Here are some pics for you.


What, no pictures of the rear connector panel?

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Posted Fri Jun 8, 2007 1:38 AM

I am currently on vacation, so i cant upload new pics right now. On the back ist a stock
PAL 600XL.

The case is done by using parts of 600XL
2x800XL
1050
1027
1010
3 tubes cyanacrylate
some 2 component polyester resin
and a dead PC Keyboard

Pictures of the inside i will add after all is tidied up and the planned upgrades are in.

Beetle

Edited by Beetle, Fri Jun 8, 2007 1:41 AM.


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Posted Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:38 AM

Very good job Beetle! ;)




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