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I'm using 1/8th inch (3mm) braid, it's tight, the 25cm cable needs 30cm of braid and you will need to put a gentle twist in the wires before you thread them or it goes really stiff.

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Really nicely done!

I didn't realize that cable braid was a thing that you could get.  I assumed that you used the outer part of some paracord!

 

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Any pointers on where to get .cas files and .atx files? would prefer just a zip file rather than having to d/l each individual title 

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I must have screwed up my cable somehow, I can load .cas files, but not .atr files. 
Any ideas? I have the black pcb and soldered the pin header in the opposite direction and on the other side of the pcb thinking that it would work. :( 
 

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well, with this amount of information it's pretty hard to diagnose the issue

there seems to be a problem with either command or data out line (or both)

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They have quite  a few ATX at Atarimania. It's under VAPI.

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1 hour ago, Larry said:

They have quite  a few ATX at Atarimania. It's under VAPI.

Nah, these are old as the hills. ;)

Use Mr. Robot's link.

 

@www.atarimania.com it might make sense to replace the VAPI-files on your site with a link to later images.

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On 6/17/2020 at 2:09 PM, Mr Robot said:

 

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That's excellent, I'd really like to have one made up for my cart to use with the XL.

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On 6/18/2020 at 11:55 AM, www.atarimania.com said:

You're right, I forgot all about this page. It doesn't make much sense to have a separate section nowadays and I'll ask our webmaster Franck to remove it when he has time.

Keep the vapi images please, they are different, and served their purpose. The .dll still assists APE to do a better job.

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I'm looking to 3D print SIO connectors for this upgrade and am wondering what people are using for the cable. Six conductor insulated wire is more expensive than I expected. Does anyone know if shielded Cat5e cable would work or have any other inexpensive recommendations?

 

Thanks for your help,

Greg

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I made an SDrive-MAX and used cat-5 for the cable, it was very stiff, unusably so. I'd imagine it would rip itself free of the JST connector on this mod fairly quickly. Most people seem to be buying ready made JST cable assemblies and sticking an sio connector on the other end.

 

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46 minutes ago, Awch said:

I'm looking to 3D print SIO connectors for this upgrade and am wondering what people are using for the cable. Six conductor insulated wire is more expensive than I expected. Does anyone know if shielded Cat5e cable would work or have any other inexpensive recommendations?

 

Thanks for your help,

Greg

I wouldn't bother shielded cable for the short run from the sio to the cart port.  Just twist the wires all together and rub a little dirt on it.

 

Best,

 

Jeff

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Hello Steve

 

On 6/17/2020 at 3:09 PM, Mr Robot said:

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Could you please tell us what you used to wrap the wires?

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy

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5 hours ago, Jeffrey Worley said:

I wouldn't bother shielded cable for the short run from the sio to the cart port.  Just twist the wires all together and rub a little dirt on it.

 

Best,

 

Jeff

The wires are too short to reach the SIO port and I'm also hoping to make a few full cables. Does anyone have any real suggestions?

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i used flat ethernet cable for my mini810s and they work perfectly, even with high speed SIO. internally the wires are ultra fine too

 

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17 minutes ago, xrbrevin said:

i used flat ethernet cable for my mini810s and they work perfectly, even with high speed SIO. internally the wires are ultra fine too

 

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Thanks for your help. That's good to know!

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2 hours ago, Awch said:

The wires are too short to reach the SIO port and I'm also hoping to make a few full cables. Does anyone have any real suggestions?

I use heat shrink tubing for such small cables.  You can get lengths of a couple of 18" or so from Amazon, frequently in multiple colors.  Put the wires into the tube before you finish your soldering or before you insert the pins into the SIO connector and you have a spiffy-looking cable.  You don't HAVE to heat the tubing and shrink it if you don't want to, it just makes a nice-looking jacket for the cables and protects them as a jacket should.

 

In this case what I would do is strip the number of wires you need from a length of flat ribbon cable (like that used for floppy connections) and lengthen the shortie cable you got from China.  Use small shrink-wrap tubing to cover the solder joints where the wires are connected, to insulate them, and then go to town with your connector, perhaps using a larger diameter shrink tube for an outer jacket for the whole cable bundle.

 

Best,

 

Jeff

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4 hours ago, Mathy said:

Hello Steve

 

 

Could you please tell us what you used to wrap the wires?

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy

 

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3 hours ago, Awch said:

Does anyone have any real suggestions?

I got ready made cables from aliexpress just like I said. Mine are 250mm long enough for XL 

 

seek and ye shall find

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