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#51 gargoyle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:43 PM

Looks great



#52 kheller2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:46 PM

the width of the port is exactly 67mm.

 

I'm assuming you measured the inside of the plastic cart guide off the joystick/cart plastic.



#53 gargoyle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:50 PM

 

I'm assuming you measured the inside of the plastic cart guide off the joystick/cart plastic.

 

I assumed that the cartridge will fit inside of the plastic cart guide, so yes i measured that  :)



#54 gargoyle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2017 12:14 PM

. Only the width is an issue, the 1200XL's cartridge slot is plenty thick/tall. If it's that size or smaller it will fit. If it is wider it may not fit.

 

Unfortunately width is not the only issue. Any cartridge without the correct front indentation or notch will not fit a 1200XL even if the width is right. The cartridge port on the 1200Xl is unique among other Atari 8 bit computers. It is designed to take only cartridges with the indentation in the front. For example among those two cartridges shown in the photo, only the Facemaker cartridge (one on the left) will fit, Alphabet Zoo won't, unless you modify it by cutting a similar indentation on the front of the cartridge.

 

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Edited by gargoyle, Wed Feb 1, 2017 12:16 PM.


#55 tjlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2017 6:58 PM

Man I need to order one of these!

#56 COREi64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 10:14 AM

I have a new version coming out that is compatible with the Atari 1200.

 

Also going to be adjusting the blank cartridge shell to be Atari 1200 compatible as well. 

 

Stay tuned.

 

Thomas

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 11:34 AM

Oh I thought you made the adjustments already

#58 Kavik OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 1:15 PM

These cases are amazing and I plan to order one (and also glad to see you are making the adjustments for the 1200XL).  

 

Any chance Thomas that you can give us a look at the various colors--if not the actual cartridges themselves then the printer filament colors?

 

Thanks! Kavik



#59 COREi64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 4:57 PM

Hi.

 

Here are most of the colors.  I haven't yet opened up my box containing gold colored filament, so that's the only one I haven't shot a photo of for you.

 

The dark blue is a translucent (kind of a cobalt translucent blue I'd call it).  There are two yellows.  The last photo is the solid yellow, and the other is a translucent yellow.  The one that looks clear, is the translucent "clear/transparent" as they call it, but it's just a natural translucent color.  Of course, there's black too... but black is well, black.

 

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#60 Kavik OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 12:08 AM

Awesome...thank you!

 

Are any of the other colors translucent as well? It appears the green could be.

 

In any event, it's going to be a tough choice.  :-D



#61 Stephen ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 10:21 AM

 

Hi.

 

Here are most of the colors.  I haven't yet opened up my box containing gold colored filament, so that's the only one I haven't shot a photo of for you.

 

The dark blue is a translucent (kind of a cobalt translucent blue I'd call it).  There are two yellows.  The last photo is the solid yellow, and the other is a translucent yellow.  The one that looks clear, is the translucent "clear/transparent" as they call it, but it's just a natural translucent color.  Of course, there's black too... but black is well, black.

 

IMG_0666.jpg  IMG_0667.jpg  IMG_0668.jpg  IMG_0669.jpg
 
IMG_0670.jpg  IMG_0671.jpg  IMG_0673.jpg  IMG_0674.jpg
 
IMG_0675.jpg  IMG_0676.jpg  IMG_0677.jpg  IMG_0678.jpg
 
IMG_0680.jpg

 

That's quite the collection of filaments!  What kind of 3D printer do you have?



#62 COREi64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 10:32 AM

Awesome...thank you!

 

Are any of the other colors translucent as well? It appears the green could be.

 

In any event, it's going to be a tough choice.  :-D

 

You're right, the green is one of the translucent colors.  In translucent's, I have green, yellow, cobalt blue and natural/clear.  The rest are all solids.  

 

Also have some others (UV color changing filaments), and gold that I haven't photographed but the UV color changing ones would be more money to print in, as they're more expensive filaments to buy.

 

Thomas



#63 COREi64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 10:35 AM

That's quite the collection of filaments!  What kind of 3D printer do you have?

 

Yes, I have quite a lot of filament in various colors.  I do a fair bit of printing for the Commodore crowd and go through it pretty quickly (www.corei64.com/store) to see all the different things I've designed to date.

 

I run Lulzbot TAZ5 printers.

 

Thomas



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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 7:56 AM

 

Unfortunately width is not the only issue. Any cartridge without the correct front indentation or notch will not fit a 1200XL even if the width is right. The cartridge port on the 1200Xl is unique among other Atari 8 bit computers. It is designed to take only cartridges with the indentation in the front. For example among those two cartridges shown in the photo, only the Facemaker cartridge (one on the left) will fit, Alphabet Zoo won't, unless you modify it by cutting a similar indentation on the front of the cartridge.

 

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Well I guess it's a good thing I don't want, care about or plan on ever owning those cartridges. With the width issue fixed, 99.5% of cartridges work. For me, 100% will work because I have an SDX cartridge with pass-thru connector

 

There's no need to tell me about 1200XL port uniqueness, since I own 3 and have modified the ports. I'm not just guessing here you know. In fact, I've owned every Atari 8-bit variation and know exactly what every cartridge port is like. But I do thank you for the info on cartridge indentations, I'll just have to modify that issue too, then Bob's my uncle!


Edited by Gunstar, Mon Feb 6, 2017 8:02 AM.


#65 gargoyle OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 3:24 PM

99.5% of cartridges work.

 

I am not sure about that either, I am not a cartridge collector and have only 11 cartridges in total. 3 of those 11 are mechanically incompatible with the 1200XL port. Including the one in this post. So that's only 72% 1200XL compatibility in my case. And given there was no PAL version of 1200XL, there's gotta be a lot more incompatible cartridges made in Europe.

 

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Modifying the cart port with a dremel won't be easy, you will have to cut the protrusion on top of the cartridge port, but that is part of the port structure and can get quite messy. That's the area highlighted with green in the following photo:

 

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Edited by gargoyle, Mon Feb 6, 2017 3:29 PM.


#66 Frankie OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 8:42 PM

The new version fits right in my 1200XL. No more height issues!

#67 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 11:38 PM

just use pass thru carts, dropchecks extender, or ken jones pbi extender, or a cartridge break out board or... you get the idea... no need to murder your 1200XL and get all dremel mod crazy.



#68 COREi64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 12:18 AM

The new version fits right in my 1200XL. No more height issues!

 

That's great news.

 

Any chance you can share some photos here?  I'd love to see it, as you're the first one to try the new Atari 1200 revisions I've made.

 

Thomas

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 1:21 AM

I was ready to pay for this nice case, but shipping costs were nearly as high as the item itself (for which COREi64 is not at fault) ;)  



#70 Frankie OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 5:43 AM

 

That's great news.

 

Any chance you can share some photos here?  I'd love to see it, as you're the first one to try the new Atari 1200 revisions I've made.

 

Thomas

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It fits so snug there isn't much to see, but here they are -

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Edited by Frankie, Tue Feb 7, 2017 5:45 AM.


#71 COREi64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 7:56 AM

I was ready to pay for this nice case, but shipping costs were nearly as high as the item itself (for which COREi64 is not at fault) ;)  

Message me your address, and I'll see if I can do anything about the shipping costs for you.

 

Thomas

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#72 COREi64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 7:57 AM

It fits so snug there isn't much to see, but here they are -

cart1.jpg

cart2.jpgcart3.jpg

 

Thanks for sharing the photos.  Nice to see it fitting well in your Atari 1200!

 

Thomas

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#73 AtariBuff OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2017 1:21 AM

Message me your address, and I'll see if I can do anything about the shipping costs for you.

 

Thomas

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All sorted out due to COREi64s kindness and dedicated help. Really looking forward to give the Ultimate Cart a nice home  :thumbsup:



#74 COREi64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2017 9:29 AM

All sorted out due to COREi64s kindness and dedicated help. Really looking forward to give the Ultimate Cart a nice home  :thumbsup:

Happy to help.

 

I'll have it printed today and on it's way to you tomorrow.  Will e-mail you when it's out the door!

 

Thomas



#75 COREi64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 9, 2017 10:47 PM

I've been recently asked by people here, and on the Commodore side of my business for higher resolution / smoother finish prints.  I've been doing some testing, and have found that 100 microns is viable.

 

As such, I've decided to offer prints at 100 micron resolution as an upgrade over the standard print resolution of 200 microns.  

 

You'll currently find that option available on the Atari Ultimate 1200 cartridge at present on the shop.  If there's another model that you'd like at the higher resolution and the option isn't available, please let me know and I'll make the adjustment to the shop.

 

I do however have to charge an additional small surcharge on models for the higher resolution as it does double the print time, thus consuming more power to generate the model.

 

Thomas






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