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#1 --- Ω --- OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 6:32 PM

With all the talk lately about modded systems, I started wondering, "Who among us has the most modded TI console?"

 

I know more than a few of us have keyboard & video mods and even reset switches and load interrupts in the same console, but I'm sure someone out there has really tricked out their system to the max.  So, who's Top-Dog or King of the Hill?  



#2 chue OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 6:58 PM

Mine...

 

I have a side expansion that gives me 32k and simulated floppies on flash:

 

Step 2
 
OH WAIT!  I think Shift838's system is just slightly more modded:
 

Edited by chue, Wed May 17, 2017 6:59 PM.


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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 7:08 PM

Sorry, I guess I did not explain it well.   I meant permanent changes to the keyboard/console itself.  Sort of like when someone opens up and installs 32K in the console instead of plugging it in the side.



#4 dphirschler OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 8:10 PM

Mine has a blue LED (the beige models had no LED), and the VGA/audio out the back.  Soon I will have the internal speech mod done.  My photos are in other threads.

 

Darryl



#5 x24b OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 8:53 PM

No photos until I clean out the garage this summer and find it, but I'm wanting to finish my Zeno board Mod. I was sooooooo close, way back in the day.

 

So... I actually don't count.

I'm a B.S.'n wanna be. :grin:



#6 Tornadoboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 4:08 AM

No photos until I clean out the garage this summer and find it, but I'm wanting to finish my Zeno board Mod. I was sooooooo close, way back in the day.

 

So... I actually don't count.

I'm a B.S.'n wanna be. :grin:

Do you actually have a Zeno board or did you try to recreate one off the schematics?



#7 PeBo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 3:08 PM

I have to say Monsieur Montupet has the only better-than-sex 4/A console on the planet, and the only one that would make me reconsider my feelings on Frankensteining old tech.

 

It truly is a thing of beauty that makes me insanely jealous every time I see it!

 

Oh, to have such skills!



#8 x24b OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 9:52 PM

Do you actually have a Zeno board or did you try to recreate one off the schematics?

Well, in theory I own a nearly functioning, actual Zeno board. The real deal.

It's only a theory though, because there is a chance it got purged.

I have moved 5 times in the last 8 years.

My things have a habit of walking away.



#9 matthew180 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 19, 2017 12:22 PM

I did not think I would win this contest but, since no one else is posting, here is my regular use 99/4A.  Note that I mostly use it to program and test F18A boards.  It is always open, does not have any DRAM ICs (I removed them to prove that you don't need them with the F18A installed), and it has the keyboard case mod I did back in 1984 so I could have a removable keyboard like the "big boys".  The keyboard has the alpha-lock mod too.

 

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#10 x24b OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 19, 2017 12:43 PM

I did not think I would win this contest but, since no one else is posting, here is my regular use 99/4A.  Note that I mostly use it to program and test F18A boards.  It is always open, does not have any DRAM ICs (I removed them to prove that you don't need them with the F18A installed), and it has the keyboard case mod I did back in 1984 so I could have a removable keyboard like the "big boys".  The keyboard has the alpha-lock mod too.

 

While visiting the Apple complex I saw the Apple I. It had a wood case. Major flashback when I saw your setup. Cool.



#11 apersson850 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 23, 2017 4:07 AM

Well, here's something to look at.

 

Internal 64 K RAM memory expansion, CRU I/O bank enabling and VDP access delay logic. Load interrupt and reset switches also included.

https://goo.gl/photo...8zDtjpNnr7Z1ca8

 

Peripheral expansion box with real time clock and digital/analog I/O board. Later, cards with real time clock, like CorComp's Triple Tech, became available, but there was nothing to buy when I built my clock card.

https://goo.gl/photo...1NZnKRfvuu86dJ6

 

Analog joystick with buttons, 7-segment digits and LED. It's not a modification of the 99/4A itself, but connects to it. Inside there's a dual port 4*4 bit memory, which holds the numbers to show on the display, LED status and controllable leading zero ripple blanking for the display. This is accessed by a four bit data bus, two bit address bus and one WE signal from the computer. The rest of the wires are for power supply and analog signals from the joystick. The electronics inside the joystick are built on three separate PCBs, stacked on top of each other.

https://goo.gl/photo...z7Y2Gqfwus7m2m6


Edited by apersson850, Tue May 23, 2017 4:09 AM.





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