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#26 Bikerbob OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:06 AM

very sweet I am so looking forward to a nice display. Paypal account ready! :)

 

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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:21 PM

Hi Bryan,

 

This thread is brilliant - Put me down for 1 x 800xl Kit please - I have sent you a PM.

 

cheers

 

Moray



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Posted Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:46 AM

Bryan is it possible for you to upload a dxf or dwg file showing the outline of your board and the thru-holes? Reason I ask is I want to integrate your board into a project I've been working on, and having this information will make it much easier and more accurate. I would prefer the drawing's units of measure to be in inches, but if in metric I can convert.

- Michael

#29 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:38 AM

According to the board house, the UAVs are ready to ship.  As soon as I have confirmation I'll start taking payments.  If you haven't heard from me regarding your reservation, I'll get caught up on messages later today (sorry, in the process of moving).

 

Bryan is it possible for you to upload a dxf or dwg file showing the outline of your board and the thru-holes? Reason I ask is I want to integrate your board into a project I've been working on, and having this information will make it much easier and more accurate. I would prefer the drawing's units of measure to be in inches, but if in metric I can convert.

- Michael

 

I'm working off a laptop without all my usual software, but I can get you coordinates of the key points.

 

-Bry



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Posted Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:57 AM

I'm working off a laptop without all my usual software, but I can get you coordinates of the key points.
 
-Bry


No rush on this. I won't be needing the data for at least another month.

Thanks,

- Michael

#31 mjsaville OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:25 PM

Hi Bryan, just wondered if you received my PM ?

 

thanks

 

MJ



#32 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:22 PM

I finally got shipping confirmation on the boards and have sent out payment notices.  Please let me know if I forgot anyone.



#33 mytekcontrols ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:31 PM

You forgot me  :_(

 

 

- Michael



#34 Bikerbob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:57 AM

I have paid and checking my mailbox every day!! :) excited!!!

 

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Posted Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:28 PM

I would like two plug-in units please. I sent you a DM earlier.

Thanks!

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Posted Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:02 PM

Bryan if you can.. are there any details on what needs to be done on the 400 to draw the audio into the pinout?  I think its only a couple of wires.. in an old thread was there not someone who posted up his 400 install?

 

James



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Posted Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:57 AM

There's a little discussion at:

http://atariage.com/...-uav/?p=3562917

SIO/tape sounds seems to be the hardest part to do well. If you don't use that at all, just taking POKEY sound from R160 might be the easiest way to go.

#38 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:18 AM

I'm back in Costa Rica and all boards have been shipped (I still need to send a couple more tracking numbers out). My trip to the US was a combination of working on some projects for my old boss, dealing with my house purchase/move to Michigan, and staying up late soldering boards. So, I'm behind on correspondence, but I'll try to answer everyone over the next couple days.

 

Installation is the same as with Rev C, but I'll get a condensed version going here as well.  As soon as I'm back in April, I'll begin work on a new universal audio buffer board.  I might ask to borrow some computers I don't have in exchange for free installation of boards so I can get some really good pictures.



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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:08 PM

I'm back in Costa Rica and all boards have been shipped (I still need to send a couple more tracking numbers out). My trip to the US was a combination of working on some projects for my old boss, dealing with my house purchase/move to Michigan, and staying up late soldering boards. So, I'm behind on correspondence, but I'll try to answer everyone over the next couple days.

 

Installation is the same as with Rev C, but I'll get a condensed version going here as well.  As soon as I'm back in April, I'll begin work on a new universal audio buffer board.  I might ask to borrow some computers I don't have in exchange for free installation of boards so I can get some really good pictures.

 

Mine arrived today.



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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:58 PM

Mine arrived.. and are way smaller than I thought they would be.  Niiice.

 

Are these the most up to date instructions?

http://atariage.com/...soon/?p=3431922



#41 DrVenkman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:44 PM

I presume it's about the same size as prior versions. Looking forward to installing it in my "daily driver" 800XL, replacing the prior Rev C that's in there now. I'll use that one in a spare machine or repurpose it for one of my 2600's.



#42 DrVenkman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:36 PM

Got my Rev D board today. Looking forward to installing it tomorrow and giving it a run. Gotta dig up the installation instructions I had stashed somewhere ...



#43 akator OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:01 AM

Is there any chance of still being able to order a plug-in version? (fingers crossed)



#44 Ransom OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:46 AM

Got my box o' boards. Now I just need time to install them....



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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:47 PM

I received mine. I was a bit nervous as I have never done any kind of solder job even remotely as "complex" as this one.

 

Anyway. After 2 hours I has the thing installed - and it worked!

 

The picture quality is brilliant. My PAL 800xl is now in vibrant color!

 

I had to adjust the chroma setting on my PVM monitor just a touch to avoid it looking too dull but that was the only issue I ran into.

 

Question: What is the pot on the board for?

 

Thanks Bryan - you are a whiz!

 

Best,

 

Sarge

 



#46 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:21 PM

For those looking to install an audio jack on the 400, this is the current solution:

 

http://atariage.com/...nd-mod-for-uav/

 

Question: What is the pot on the board for?

 

It adjusts the time relationship between chroma and luma. For PAL, it can be left in the center position. On NTSC, it changes the artifact colors. The even/odd pixel sizing varies quite a bit on the Ataris so use the test program when adjusting it to make sure your setting doesn't cause any single pixels to be dropped out. This will tend to happen at the extreme clockwise setting.



#47 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:27 PM

I have about 40 more boards from this run that can ship in April. I will start a 2nd reservation list for those. THIS LIST IS NOW FULL

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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:39 AM

Got one of mine installed in my main 800xl. Picture looks great. Just slightly better then the Low Budget board I had in it I think. Now to decide which board goes in my 400 or spare 800xl. 



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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:47 AM

I have about 45 more boards from this run that can ship in April. I will start a 2nd reservation list for those.

 

Count me in for 2, please.



#50 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:03 PM

Got one of mine installed in my main 800xl. Picture looks great. Just slightly better then the Low Budget board I had in it I think. Now to decide which board goes in my 400 or spare 800xl. 

Glad you like it. Many of the gains can be seen on a scope but won't make a huge difference in practice (analog video is quite tolerant). This upgrade is about attention to detail but sometimes simpler mods like the Super Video XL mod can get you 80-90% of the way there.

 

I designed this because I wanted an easy way to get the best that could be derived from the TIA/GTIA's outputs with a reasonably-sized circuit. 






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