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i won't make any comments, just few pictures

 

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Wow! I have an old nasty 520ST that's pretty much useless because it doesn't come with a built in disk drive that I would gladly sacrifice to make one of these.

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As long as you're not destroying a working ST to do this, you won't hear me grumble,

but...why stop there?

 

I'm assuming you're using the case for the increased room so get a Mega ST

case and have the separate (and much better!) keyboard as well... :)

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Can someone explain what this is?

 

i'm going with an Atari 8-bit living in an ST case. At least that's what i'm hoping it is, 'cos that's fecking awesome! =-)

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Would it be possible you be able to build an adapter for a 1040 ST-Keyboard that would use the two Joyports so that the connected XL/XE has 4 ports again, like the 400/800? That would be cool M.U.L.E. XL/XE :)

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heh ;) it would still requre a hacked game

this is 1040ste keyboard

 

i would like to thank to tf_hh for giving me this st case - in poland they are almost impossible to get, and if i even would get one, then it would be whole unit, which i wouldn't destroy

 

keyboard works with atmega48 chip receiving data from IKBD controller, translating it and interfacing back to the POKEY

 

main reason for this was that i didn't want to have pc keyboard with my atari, and i don't have any working keyboard at all for my xe

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It is a great project, and I'm waiting for Fox-1 to kick in...

 

But... when I was an ST user, I loved the looks of my XE computer more. So it would be more awesome to put an ST in a XE case :D

 

But great job!

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Okay now that explains it. And here I thought all you did was go to work, come home, go to sleep, go to work, come home, go to sleep etc...... :grin:

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Lenore, i'm working from home office ;)

so its more like get up as Lena does (4-5AM) play with her, tend to her when her mother is working, work on the tasks my employer assigns me in the mean time, put lena asleep, eat something, scratch my ass, work some more, play with lena again, wait for her mother to take over, work again and fall down to bed around this time (11pm)

sometimes i'm swamped with my job, others i ignore everything and devote whats left of my time to whatever i find entertining - and this was the case

case conversion took 10-20 hours of effective time, and keyboard interface was just few hours to get it working at all (just upper case with no shift/control/console keys) and another two hours to add these missing features

now i have to learn 6301 assembler and write custom keyboard handling routine i could load to mcu memory just to get around IKBD implementation "features" as its handling up to 2 keys pressed at once ONLY, three if you press ALT as one of the keys, other combinations can only be 2 key

the other way around would be to redo whole ikbd controller as an replacement board just for the sole reason i have keyboard i'm using without any controller - it came that way, so i have to do something about it - either buying original one from underground, or making my own

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Excellent just excellent! I love it more because to be honest I seriously have thought

this idea lately too. But you did the case backing, which I didn't consider. I have been

thinking recasing my XL and whether to keep the stock kb or translate a bigger(pc) kb.

Lots of room in that case now!

 

Right on!

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