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TI-99/4A Related - PICTURE(s) OF THE DAY

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I thought a new thread titled "PICTURE(s) OF THE DAY" might be an interesting topic starter.  Take a photo of anything TI-99/4A related with your camera or cell phone and post it here.  Who knows what new topics of discussion (if any) could spin off into other new threads.  Sometimes the "next big thing" comes out of something unexpected, but without that stimulus, we'll never know what might have been.

 

Some topics could include, but are not limited to:

A project you are doing today, a new item you purchased, something you fixed, something you created, something you found, something humorous, something broken, something you found interesting.  Something else?

 

You can put a caption on the image, or not.  You can describe the image, or not, or even make us guess the connection.  I'm hoping different people take a whack at this every day so that'll be welcoming and inclusive to all.  I'll start off with one today, but I'm going to limit myself to one a month, maybe less if this takes off.  🤞

 

 

 

As you see, much of my fun is the result of you AtariAge TI'ers making some real cool stuff!

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Cartridge shells, cartridge boards, cartridge software, cartridge artwork, many people's efforts and talents can go into a single cartridge we have in our collections.

 

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12 hours ago, pixelpedant said:

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I'm a little envious that you have room to display boxed cartridges!  I'm in the process of downsizing and am trying to get rid of stuff that I no room for, but some items are not worth the effort to ship, like the nice backup P-Box, so it simply sits taking up room.  (sigh)

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You could always disassemble the Peb box, removing and shipping the power supply seperate relieves a lot of weight. It's about an hour's worth of work but reduces your load.

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3 hours ago, Omega-TI said:

 

I'm a little envious that you have room to display boxed cartridges!  I'm in the process of downsizing and am trying to get rid of stuff that I no room for, but some items are not worth the effort to ship, like the nice backup P-Box, so it simply sits taking up room.  (sigh)

I actually don't have much space (in a downtown core condo), but this is on the wall above one half of my desk that isn't otherwise occupied by shelves or 19" racks. 

 

I definitely have to maximise my use of vertical space.  Mostly, I do that with shelves and racks.  But a little decor is nice too.  :)

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5 hours ago, GDMike said:

You could always disassemble the Peb box, removing and shipping the power supply seperate relieves a lot of weight. It's about an hour's worth of work but reduces your load.

 

Man, that hardly seems worth the time.

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It depends on the situation of course, Victor sent me the transformer last summer because my Peb died, but I think he wanted to send me a peb and I said no just send me the transformer and it saved in shipping.

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PEB repair - after 15-odd years the mounts for the PC power supply gave out and it was rattling around in there. ;)

 

Probably should have printed something proper or drilled holes or something, but Gorilla glue suits me. ;)

 

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5 hours ago, Tursi said:

PEB repair - after 15-odd years the mounts for the PC power supply gave out and it was rattling around in there. ;)

 

Probably should have printed something proper or drilled holes or something, but Gorilla glue suits me. ;)

 

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That today could probably be 3D-printed, all except the PS and PCB I assume.

 

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On 1/15/2021 at 5:10 AM, GDMike said:

That today could probably be 3D-printed, all except the PS and PCB I assume.

 

Yeah, the PEB is just a passive backplane and a power supply, so the PEB is seriously overengineered. :)

 

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Back then, TI built most equipment to MIL SPEC. One of the tests it had to survive was a drop test. . .rumor back then was 3 feet (1 meter), but the test documentation I've seen said one foot.

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I'm not sure if the transformer and plastic could handle that drop, but I suppose it could, just not repetitive. Unless we're dropping it on carpet.

 

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