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About redman

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  1. We all know about the fix to make the sdrive-max work with other drives. I haven't seen any info about how well the sio2sd, the original sdrive and the nuxx version work with others. Did they also have problems?
  2. Toys R Us also wasn't afraid to dump Atari stuff cheap.
  3. I met him at the VCF in New Jersey a few years ago. He had some good stories about the early days of Atari. Very sad news.
  4. Does anyone have the pinout for the parallel connector? I tested my at-d2 today and it still works.
  5. Didn't the Spartados Construction Set have a menu like this?
  6. I also found a few references to this. I was hoping that someone had the manual. When I set up a dot matrix printer, I guess I'll have to go through the 16 different combinations and see what happens.
  7. Hello, This has 4 dip switches and I'm looking for info on how to set them. TIA. redman
  8. The Indus GT drives came with software. One program was The Gt Data Manager. I never used it and I think it was written in BASIC so it may not meet your needs. Anyway, it's an option. http://retrobits.net/atari/indus.shtml http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/files/GT_Data_Manager.pdf
  9. If you're looking for an easy to build, strong bench, this is a basic guide to making your own design. I made one with 2 shelves underneath and a back board to use as a standup work bench. Change the sizes to suit your needs. You can easily change the front 2x4 design so you can get your feet underneath. I let home depot cut the wood to size. http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/workshop/bench/below20xl.html The lumber, after the cutting was done: The side "stretchers", 45" long. (3" less than the overall length.) - (4) each The legs, about 32" long. - (4) each The end stretchers, 26" long. - (4) each
  10. Just a little note on removing the capacitors. The 4700mfd 25volt caps on my 800 had 3 pins instead of the usual 2. Knowing this ahead of time may prevent removal problems.
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  12. I mounted my Sdrive-Max in a 5 1/4 x 3 x 2 1/8 inch aluminum box. This gave room to add some switches. I have a SPDT power switch that connects the +5 volt connection on the Arduino to Pin 10 on the SIO or a socket for a 5 volt wall wart. I had to drill 2 holes in the screen board to securely mount the assembly. / / (A) pin 10 on SIO ------* * *------ wall wart connector (B) | | | +5 volt connection on Arduino So (A) connects the Sdrive-Max to Atari power and (B) to wall wart power. In the (B) position, I can use power from the other power connectors already on the Arduino if a wall wart is not plugged in. Since there has been so much discussion about if and when diodes are needed, I wired in both the Tx and Rx diodes with SPST switches across them. Now I can switch either of them in or out of the circuit. The pictures show how the box was machined. There is also a picture of my boy (Leonardo) getting ready for Santa.
  13. If you purchased a 32-in-1 from Steven, why don't you ask him for the login info for the configurator?
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