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#1 sparkdrummer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 4, 2018 3:25 AM

We TIers are a hardy lot. Since we have not been able to buy "off the shelf" for a long time, we had to make our own stuff.

 

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This is a 90 degree down 9 pin adapter for my joystick port on my second TI system. Note the tight fit. The uprights on it make for easier removal.

 

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The cable attached to it is a WICO joystick adapter.

 

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Here is the WICO joystick adapter. It is permanently attached underneath the desk to the left of where my beautiful beige console sits.

 

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Here is another 90 degree down 9 pin adapter attached to the WICO. My joystick for this system is attached.

 

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This is the first one I made. Note that it goes up. Didn't like it as much so went with the down models.

 

How about you? Any doo dads? 


Edited by sparkdrummer, Fri May 4, 2018 3:26 AM.


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Posted Fri May 4, 2018 5:11 AM

I see the "King Kong" Tomy Tutor joystick hiding under the desk too. . .



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Posted Fri May 4, 2018 5:14 AM

Oh yes sir. That and many other items. This is my cave and it's damn cramped, believe me.



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Posted Fri May 4, 2018 5:19 AM

She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed calls my space "The Mouse Hole" when she is trying to annoy me. . .



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Posted Fri May 4, 2018 5:25 AM

'My wife gave up years ago but I still occasionally get "the look".



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Posted Fri May 4, 2018 6:53 AM

'My wife gave up years ago but I still occasionally get "the look".

Oh, I know this look well.  :)  i have limited my space to about a fourth of our bedroom and i'm not pressing my luck.

 

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Posted Fri May 4, 2018 7:51 PM

As a freelance photog for decades, I had a darkroom long before I met my wife. The room doubled as my cave. Darkroom's gone but the cave lives on! She has her own sewing room to turn into a temporary cluttercluster, workspace for her own projects, sometimes even some sewing. :) She even has a yard shed to herself.  As we both grow older, things get parked here or there in the house for a few days, no complaints from either of us for the other's temporary mess.

 

For about a month or longer, I've had my TI sidecar taken apart and a breadboard with test circuits all wired up and other clutter on the pantry shelf that's in my cave. I finally at least moved it to a shelf out of direct view of the kitchen, which only took a few minutes to do. All good. Nary a word or a "look" all those weeks. Ya gotta love her! :lust:

 

As close to marital bliss as any man could hope for! 

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Posted Fri May 4, 2018 8:42 PM

I made a little Doo-Hickey to fit in the drive bay of my P-Box.

 

The first part is a mini control panel for the HDX

 

I can easily re-enable the interrupt and I can even turn off power to the battery backed DSR if it gets corrupted for any reason, sort of a reset.

Now I don't need to open up the P-Box and pull the card & battery if there is a small glitch.

 

 

Temperature gauge

 

After I installed a whisper quiet fan, I wanted to insure temps did not climb too high, but I didn't want to deface the P-Box.  So I mounted it in here.

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Posted Sat May 5, 2018 3:38 AM

You do damn nice work Omega.

 

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This is the joystick control on my main system. The switch is to select between player one or player two.

 

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Posted Sat May 5, 2018 10:55 AM

I like that joystick switch method. It makes it a whole lot easier to change joysticks for games that select Joystick two by default. . .



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Posted Sat May 5, 2018 1:17 PM

Ksarul - Yes, Did that for the Parker Bros games and many Basic and/or XB games that were written as JOYST 2.



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Posted Mon May 14, 2018 5:02 AM

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Joystick I cobbled together years ago to go with my "portable" TI system that I brought to VAST meetings. The joystick itself is actually a product that was made for a C-64 that more or less clipped on the right side of the computer. I hacked off the plastic clip and mounted it on my adapter. This device actually sits pretty nice on the left side of a TI computer.

 

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The ball is from a Hunter alignment machine wheel plate. It was like a lazy susan so my techs could turn the front wheels on a vehicle they were aligning to the left or the right.



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Posted Mon May 14, 2018 8:28 PM

I put one of these together today.  I ordered some a few weeks ago.

 

I designed a simple (very simple) FlashGrom99 control board.

 

I ordered one of my FG99 cartridges without the LED or reset switches purposely.

 

I wanted to be able to stash my TI-99/4A wherever and just run some wires so the 99/4a is out of sight (desk space needed) and I have the LED, FG99 and TI99 Reset close to me.

 

It works like a charm.

 

I have a few blank boards if anyone want's one, a couple of bucks plus shipping or I can put one together for $5.  (PM me)

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Posted Tue May 15, 2018 6:54 AM

My main console. Has F18A also. EDIT:Sd card slot with extension cable is for the Pi.

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Edited by Sinphaltimus, Tue May 15, 2018 6:54 AM.





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