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#1 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 12:20 AM

I am pleased to announce that my USB drag and drop Burner (http://atariage.com/...mc#entry2948633) will be soon compatible with Atari Lynx.

 

Every cart will be able to hold 16 up to 256kb games, or 8 up to 512 games.

 

This is the last prototype

 

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Thanks to everyone supporting my developments.


Edited by jfmateos, Mon Apr 6, 2015 12:20 AM.


#2 LX.NET OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 12:40 AM

that looks really swell. I am looking forward to seeing more of this. I imagine you use a different connector than the one for the vectrex cartridge.

any idea what the cartridge is going to look like (size, knob or otherwise)? Keep us posted!



#3 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 12:45 AM

Size is just the same as a regular Lynx cart. The Lynx connector is in one side, and the burner connector is in the adjacent side.

The rewritable cart uses a rotary switch, just like my other developments, and it can be attached into Lynx I and Lynx II.


Edited by jfmateos, Mon Apr 6, 2015 12:46 AM.


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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 8:06 AM

Wow, that looks great and would be useful to play the rarer games on a real Lynx and help in home-brew development.
Only thing that looks "fragile" is the knob. Are you going for the same one with the Lynx cartridge ? I would fear it would break off especially on a portable device.
Although maybe a bit less user friendly, might something like a DIP switch not be a better solution ?
 



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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 8:21 AM

That´s interesting to see. Thanks for keeping us updated! Any idea already when it will be released?



#6 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 8:29 AM

StijfDW, I will keep the rotary switch because I find it easier to use than dip switches, but probably I will use a shorter shaft.

 

The first 10 PCBs have already been ordered and I should get them before the end of this month... if there is insterest, I will order more PCBs, but probably they won´t be ready before summer (june-july).



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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 8:31 AM

I'm in for one!

#8 Jungsi OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 9:04 AM

That's great to hear - as I already own the one for Vectrex I'd also like to get one or two for my Lynx

when it's finished and ready to ship! :-)



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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 12:02 PM

Would love one, any idea how much they will be?

#10 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 1:00 PM

Yes the price for the first batch will be 26€ for the burner (compatible with Vectrex, Supervision/Watara, BitCorp Gamate and Atari Lynx... more in future), 24€ for each 16in1 Atari Lynx cartridge, and 6.55 for the worldwide registered mail (up to 100g).

You can find more information about other consoles cartridges in my web: http://www.vectrex.h...mvbd-mvmc-3/faq

 

Next batchs could be a bit more expensive (1 o 2 € more) because of euro depreciation.



#11 StijnDW OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 3:16 PM

Also interested in buying one here.
I'm also interested in the specific design & components. Did you publish any schematics ?



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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 3:55 PM

Looks good! I might get this one instead of other Lynx flash cart, there aren't many games I don't have that has ROM available. 



#13 ls650 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 4:17 PM

That's terrific - I was already thinking of buying one to use with my Vectrex...

#14 mckafka99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2015 4:30 PM

I am definitely interested in a 'kit' from this first batch if still available (1 Burner + 1 Lynx 16-in-1 Cart).

#15 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 7, 2015 12:23 AM

Dear StijnDW, I am sorry but this project is not open-source.



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Posted Tue Apr 7, 2015 2:43 PM

I'm in for one please.

#17 Trew OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 8, 2015 9:04 AM

Registering interest also. Might double down and get two!



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Posted Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:29 PM

If there is one left,i want one....how mich is shipping to germany?
greetings Walter

#19 Clint Thompson OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:45 PM

I want one.



#20 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:57 PM

Registered mail worldwide is 6.55€

 

Please, consider that the first batch is only 10 pcbs... I have already 6 of them reserved and will offer the remaining ones to the people in this thread.

Thank you very much.



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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:02 AM

I am interested

#22 gambler172 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:31 AM

Count me in :)

#23 MIV OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:00 PM

I'm in for one also!

#24 venom4728a OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:57 AM

Please add me t the list for one.



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Posted Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:06 PM

I'll buy one.  Whenever one is available next. 






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