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#1 Sleepy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:38 AM

ABBUC Mag 1/2018 is released, so here you can find the documentation for the this year´s hardware contest for download.

 

Please remind the closing date (July 09th 2018); the first president will bring the hardware to Fujiama 2018, were the classification will be done.

Here you can download the english documentation.

Actual news you can find here. I´ll try to translate them and post the content here, too.

 

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Edited by Sleepy, Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:39 AM.


#2 Level42 ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:02 PM

YESSSSSSSS :)

Question:

Do I have to wait with registration until I can send in a working model of my hardware or can I register it now (completely) and send in the hardware in a month or so ?



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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 5:48 PM

I entered the contest with my product called AntiX.

 

AntiX is a small and very simple PCB that will allow you to switch between a PAL and a NTSC ANTIC.

 

This has several advantages, more about this later :)



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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 7:01 PM

I entered the contest with my product called AntiX.

 

AntiX is a small and very simple PCB that will allow you to switch between a PAL and a NTSC ANTIC.

 

This has several advantages, more about this later :)

 

Something I've been hoping for for a long time... makes me want to join ABBUC just so I can vote for it :-D



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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:12 AM

I entered the contest with my product called AntiX.

 

AntiX is a small and very simple PCB that will allow you to switch between a PAL and a NTSC ANTIC.

 

This has several advantages, more about this later :)

 

Sounds very useful.  Looking forward to this.  :thumbsup:



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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:14 AM

I entered the contest with my product called AntiX.

 

AntiX is a small and very simple PCB that will allow you to switch between a PAL and a NTSC ANTIC.

 

This has several advantages, more about this later :)

 

Too early to get on the purchase list? =)



#7 Level42 ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:02 PM

A bit early yes. Soon enough I'll officially anounce it here in a separate thread...

 

In the meantime, I'm now drawing a small adapter board that will fit to a ribbon cable in the hope that this will allow installing AntiX in 400/800 machines. I have seen some similar solutions for Sophia. Can some with more 400/800 knowledge than I help me a bit ?

 

 

what would you prefer, a slightly larger PCB with room for mounting holes to f.i. put self-adhesive stands in  OR have the smallest PCB possible that will be stuck with f.i. double-sided tape ?



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Posted Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:38 PM

Well the adapter board is designed, produced and on its way from China.

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#9 Sleepy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:36 AM

 

Too early to get on the purchase list? =)

 

Yes, a little bit. Please remind that the official sales launch is the ending of the official part of ABBUCs annual meeting (normally last saturday of october).

 

But I think there´s no problem that you´ve shown your interested. :)

 

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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:07 AM

Yes, a little bit. Please remind that the official sales launch is the ending of the official part of ABBUCs annual meeting (normally last saturday of october).
 
But I think there´s no problem that you´ve shown your interested. :)
 
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Yep, and for the people who prefer building their own AntiX (and maybe 400/800 adapter) PCB, the designs will of course be published by ABBUC for ABBUC members. I will be offering ready made complete PCBs for those who choose to not build in themselves or have less technical skills but of course according to the competition rules only after the competition.

Edited by Level42, Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:07 AM.


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Posted Today, 8:31 AM

Here´re the results:

 

AntiX

ANTIC PAL/NTSC Switch Board (André Huijts)
The attending members agreed with the jury´s proposal: category 4 "Final"
Development is supported with 100€.
 
Arduino Hardware for the ATARI (Frederik Holst)
The attending members voted a different category: Kategorie 1 "In development"
Development is supported with 100€.
 
POKEY Replacement (Mark Watson)
The attending members agreed with the jury´s proposal: category 1 "Final"
Development is supported with 500€.
 
Power Meter Cart
ATARI load display (Ingo Boller):
The attending members agreed with the jury´s proposal: category 1 "In development"
Development is supported with 100€.
 
Searching articles describing the entries, I did´t find any information about the Power Meter Cart...
 
So here´s a pic and a short description:
Power Meter Cart.jpg
 
It´s an arduino-based display (3x3 rgb-led) which visualizes cpu´s utilization using different bright and color. It uses the r/w-signal to draw conclusions regarding how hard cpu´s working and shows activity by dark red up to bright white blinking. Aim is to use a smaller arduino wich fits in a clear ATARImax-cart. It could also be installed in the ATARI. Only three connections have to be done: GND, 5V and R/W. Fitted in an ATARImax-cartridge, it´s plug-and-play. Functionality of the cartridge itself remains unchanged.
 
 
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Edited by Sleepy, Today, 8:55 AM.





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