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My EclaireXL - A salute to the Atari 400, my first Atari computer.


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#1 917k OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:07 PM

                       ECLAIREXL

                                      A salute to the Atari 400

 

 

This is my EclaireXL, an Atari compatible computer on steroids designed by the

amazing team of Foft and SantosP hooked up to a Rana 1000 disk drive with

keyboard & joystick both designed by me.

 

 

 

 

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#2 Rybags OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:25 PM

Picture hosting not working... you can just upload pics directly.



#3 RodLightning ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:27 PM

Damn you photobucket!  :mad:

 

                       ECLAIREXL

                                      A salute to the Atari 400

 

 

This is my EclaireXL, an Atari compatible computer on steroids designed by the

amazing team of Foft and SantosP hooked up to a Rana 1000 disk drive with

keyboard & joystick both designed by me.

 

 

IMG_20170716_165552-3.png



#4 917k OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:49 PM

Sorry about that, not sure why that happened. Should be fixed now. :)



#5 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:03 PM

Looks nice, maybe some more pics of the insides and back? And in action? Love shit like this.



#6 917k OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:28 PM

A video will be forthcoming as soon as I have some time to work on it. :)



#7 Larry OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:18 AM

Did you get your pictures posted? I don't see any link, and just your thumbnail. Interested in your keyboard. Is it more like an Atari keyboard, or just a PC/Windows keyboard? Wireless?
Larry



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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:44 AM

 

 

Did you get your pictures posted? I don't see any link, and just your thumbnail. Interested in your keyboard. Is it more like an Atari keyboard, or just a PC/Windows keyboard? Wireless?I
Larry 

 

This is the only picture I have at the moment. It is a PC keyboard with custom key caps as the EclaireXL uses a USB keyboard. This keyboard is wired but the key caps should work with any keyboard that has cherry-type keys and uses the same layout.



#9 xxl OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:15 PM

Is this a photo or a render?


Edited by xxl, Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:59 PM.


#10 Xebec OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:34 PM

Stick looks a little short - but the keyboard is beautiful! 



#11 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:21 PM

Is this a photo or a render?

It's a real device - he had the keycaps printed.  Not sure where he got the case.



#12 snicklin OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:43 PM

Foft? Is this FPGA based?



#13 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:52 PM

Foft? Is this FPGA based?

Yes - it's using an Alterra FPGA.



#14 chevymad OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:32 PM

Photobucket is charging now for 3d party picture hosting. There are dead links all over the web now.   Computer looks awesome!



#15 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:17 PM

Yup. Never liked photo hosting services. Had similar experiences 10 and even 15 years ago. One little change, one stroke of the pen, and poof! It's all gone.

 

I never quite fully understood why people had to use a cloud service anyways. Was there some gift from god involved? Just use the forum's own file & picture upload function.



#16 ClausB OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:52 AM

Nice!

 

Would you consider selling sets of your 400-style keycaps?



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Posted Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:30 PM

nice box, this is how 8bit Atari would look like in parallel world back then ;)






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