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  1. He lived in the igloo next to us. Good guy. We used to drink beer from stubbies while the kids drank maple syrup and eating Timbits. I'll have to see if I have enough Loonies and Toonies to make the trip around the Hammer to TO.
  2. Anyone who has paid recently, you should have received a PM that the package has been sent. Also, if you've sent me a PM over the past number of months expressing interest, you should have received a PM. Send me a PM if you've been missed for some reason. I have 4 longs and 2 shorts ready to go, and I have shells for ~20 more (still need to prepare the shells and populate the boards), so if you're interested, please send me a PM.
  3. I'm not sure what frequency range the output, to the TV, can tolerate. I'd order the crystal, but in the meantime, you could try some other capacitor/inductor values, to try to zone in on the correct frequency.
  4. Non-update update: I have been in communication with the supplier, and I think we're close to being ready to order. We'll see what the next week brings... . Block Buster is a very unforgiving game. So far I can only get about halfway through the second round:
  5. This game is a bit scratched, but it shows that with a new screen, you at least have a chance of getting a perfect game of bowling in:
  6. All quirky systems, it seems... . Probably the Intellivision is a bit quirky, too (compared to the competition at the time). That eBay link is for one of the European games. They're the same as the NA games (with different names) except there's a Super Blockbuster not released in NA. There's a few homebrews, at least in ROM format. None in physical form (at least in qty. > 1) that I'm aware of... yet... .
  7. MY version of the LCD replacement screen is a couple of months away. If you can wait, you'll save yourself $10. Long story; not for this thread. Figure on 20 minutes to replace.
  8. This is as good as it gets, folks. Prepare to be amazed...
  9. Oscar also has a store: https://nanochess.org/store.html
  10. 100% agree, except (or maybe especially): Damn straight! This project "is" important to, but not "that" important to me. From about May to about October, this was absolutely nowhere near the top of my personal priority list. In fact, I had less than zero interest in this project. Like it or not, that's the way it was. Fin. Back to our regularly scheduled broadcast... the local reps of the LCD company have contacted the China office, who is now working on dialing in the correct contrast.
  11. It still makes no sense to me how someone else's words, someone who has nothing to do with either of the projects in question, seems to be affecting you so greatly. If you respect his words, then pay attention, but if you don't respect his words, then don't pay attention to him, and don't let him influence you. Personally, I listen to my family Doctor, but I pay no attention to Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil.
  12. Hi everyone. Sorry for the huge delays here. It's been that kind of year... . Anyway, if you've sent me a PM over the past number of months (or if you send one in the near future), I'll be looking at and replying to those, by the end of this week, to see if you're still interested or not.
  13. Sorry, I don't have time to reply to all this. Except... like I said, buy anywhere you want, but this really makes no sense to me...
  14. Please stay on topic... and have fun... but not at other people's expense, of course.
  15. Just a note that the sample Microvision has arrived at the China office of the local company I'm dealing with. We'll see how long it takes for them to figure it out... .
  16. At the moment, that's the case. I've got a couple of ideas to improve that... let me think about the best way... .
  17. Thanks everyone who had a hand or two in getting this going. It was a lot of fun.
  18. Quick update: customs has cleared. That makes me feel better, after being in customs for about 48 hours.
  19. Quick update: The sample Microvision, so the screen supplier can dial in the correct contrast, has been stuck in Customs in China for a day or so. Hopefully that will be cleared soon, and then hopefully delivered early next week.
  20. As you can see, there's an inverter that is required when using EPROMs (for most masked ROMs, that's inside the chip). See your diagram above. Pin 20 on one has a bar (or a slash in this case), indicating the logic is inverted.
  21. I didn't really have a link in mind. Really, the battery example works well, because the sources are isolated, without any common ground/connection. I just tried it, to make sure. That said, I haven't really thought about how it works in real life if you're trying to get 7.5V from the 9V and 1.5V battery, like how the batteries would drain. But, for the given example of a ColecoVision, if you have a 12V battery and a 5V battery, and if you connect the + of the 5 to the - of the 12, and call that your ground point, then the - of the 5 is -5V, and the + of the 12 is +12V (both relative to the ground point).
  22. If all the supplies are isolated, you can do the addition and subtraction/reversals. For example with a 9V and 1.5V battery you can get + or - 7.5V or + or - 10.5V, depending on how you connect them. If they're not isolated from each other, something bad will happen. Don't try it unless you're absolutely sure. As mentioned, you can find bricks or supplies that provide the correct voltages with sufficient current.
  23. Yes, that's the intention. It should be do-able. The supplier will be working that out when the test Microvision arrives there.
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