Jump to content

Photo

What's the latest Atari related thing(s) you've bought on ebay?


4312 replies to this topic

#4301 Gunstar OFFLINE  

Gunstar

    Gunstar

  • 8,765 posts
  • Location:Kellyville, Oklahoma

Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:35 PM

Here's my latest purchase, already installed too, RGB LED back lighting w/remote. I'm using a PSU for demonstration in the video, but It is now drawing the +5V needed from the 1200XL itself. Installation, as I have it, required extensive hacking to the top case to install lighting around the keyboard. In the back half it is just installed to the inside ceiling of the case around the perimeter. I also had to do splicing to the LED strips themselves for a good fit. I only used half of them. I'm going to install the rest in my 1050, though they will be hard-wired without a remote, I'll have a dip-switch instead, to choose between multiple colors.

 

Attached Thumbnails

  • IMG_20180109_085829.jpg

Edited by Gunstar, Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:04 PM.


#4302 Atari PAC-MAN Fan OFFLINE  

Atari PAC-MAN Fan

    Chopper Commander

  • 198 posts
  • Location:Freeport, Illinois

Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:41 PM

Here's my latest purchase, already installed too, RGB LED back lighting w/remote 

 

 

Best looking keyboard EVER!  :o



#4303 Gunstar OFFLINE  

Gunstar

    Gunstar

  • 8,765 posts
  • Location:Kellyville, Oklahoma

Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:46 PM

I'm going to paint the base of the keyboard white or silver to better reflect the light throughout.



#4304 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

_The Doctor__

    River Patroller

  • 3,313 posts
  • Location:10-0-11-00:02

Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:31 PM

Be very careful with the paint and how it's chemistry reacts with things... :)

I've seen reflective plastic sheeting placed in keyboards and lighted remotes, what they do to reflect their light is usually bright glossy white shiny or silvery mirror like finishes on those sheets.

 

Holes punched where keys go and a further diagonal slit going to 4 corners at each  when it goes on the the columns/stalks/poles do no touch at all and  the plastic angles up slightly at the base giving excellent results.


Edited by _The Doctor__, Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:36 PM.


#4305 Gunstar OFFLINE  

Gunstar

    Gunstar

  • 8,765 posts
  • Location:Kellyville, Oklahoma

Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:42 PM

I'll look into that, thank you for your prescription _The Doctor_. :thumbsup:



#4306 Level42 OFFLINE  

Level42

    Stargunner

  • 1,810 posts
  • Location:Ridderkerk, The Netherlands

Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:43 AM

Not A8 but....still very nice.

Got the machine and keyboard from Fred M a while ago in return for some soldering work :):)

Few days ago I found a nice SM-146 in Germany.

Everything retrobrighted and looking tight !!!

Still some things to do....replace fan, replace LEDs etc.

Attached Thumbnails

  • IMG_3916.JPG
  • IMG_3917.JPG
  • IMG_3919.JPG


#4307 Spanner OFFLINE  

Spanner

    Chopper Commander

  • 154 posts
  • Location:UK

Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:40 AM

I have ordered a composite cable for my Atari 130XE and 800XL(800XL is the best looking computer they made and feels more like one than Jacks c64 gray Atari XE line)and one for my Atart ST 520FM.(I hope that still works but don't see why,had it in storage for more then 10 years,just need a Gotek drive for it now,don't know where to get one at the moment,need to get one on the cheap.)


Edited by Spanner, Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:43 AM.


#4308 Spanner OFFLINE  

Spanner

    Chopper Commander

  • 154 posts
  • Location:UK

Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:05 AM

WOW now thats a nice machine,never seen it before. 

Not A8 but....still very nice.

Got the machine and keyboard from Fred M a while ago in return for some soldering work :):)

Few days ago I found a nice SM-146 in Germany.

Everything retrobrighted and looking tight !!!

Still some things to do....replace fan, replace LEDs etc.



#4309 Gunstar OFFLINE  

Gunstar

    Gunstar

  • 8,765 posts
  • Location:Kellyville, Oklahoma

Posted Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:48 AM

WOW now thats a nice machine,never seen it before. 

yes, they are very nice looking and running machines. I owned one for a few years about a decade ago, though mine did not have the original keyboard so I hacked a 520ST keyboard (sill in the 520ST case with working 520ST) with the proper cord to plug into the Mega/STE. It worked great. I could switch between either computer, the 520ST for older program compatiblity and the Mega/STE to run all the polygon games at 16Mhz.



#4310 Spanner OFFLINE  

Spanner

    Chopper Commander

  • 154 posts
  • Location:UK

Posted Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:10 PM

I just got my SIO2SD for £29 from eBay and it has a 32gb SD card with it,I love it. Best thing I have got for my Atari 130XE/800XL... :D



#4311 Spanner OFFLINE  

Spanner

    Chopper Commander

  • 154 posts
  • Location:UK

Posted Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:15 PM

yes, they are very nice looking and running machines. I owned one for a few years about a decade ago, though mine did not have the original keyboard so I hacked a 520ST keyboard (sill in the 520ST case with working 520ST) with the proper cord to plug into the Mega/STE. It worked great. I could switch between either computer, the 520ST for older program compatiblity and the Mega/STE to run all the polygon games at 16Mhz.

I remember a mate using Cuebase on a Atari 520 ST to make a song on it,he was a rapper.but he never released it.He gave me a copy of it on cassette,yep along to ago,well it was the 90s.

 

I remember seen a music video of the Pet Shop Boys or Erasure and you could see them using a Atari 1040 ST to make there music.


Edited by Spanner, Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:30 PM.


#4312 slx OFFLINE  

slx

    Stargunner

  • 1,276 posts
  • Location:Vienna, Austria

Posted Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:21 AM

A bunch of joysticks

 

Mainly got it for the Slik Stik as I already have an Epyx 500, but with a frayed label (while the stick seems to be robust with microswitches, the decal ist just an adhesive). Maybe it's just the perspective but the Wico looks even larger than The Bat I already have.

 

s-l1600-2.jpg

 

 



#4313 DrVenkman OFFLINE  

DrVenkman

    River Patroller

  • 2,600 posts
  • Back off, man! I'm a scientist.
  • Location:KMBT

Posted Yesterday, 5:33 PM

Nothing too exciting, alas. 

 

Today I received a vintage IBM PS/2 keyboard for use with my 1088XEL, once my build is complete. And yesterday I ordered 2x5 IDC box connectors, 10 pin ribbon cable, and crimp-style DB9 male connectors to make joystick cables and jacks.

 

Oh, and I also made my first-ever purchase from AliExpress of a Realan H80 mini-ITX PC case to house the 1088XEL when I'm done building it. 

 

So, not "Atari" per se but sort of. :)






0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users