Search found 1197 matches

by bwinkel67
Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Pico VGA
Replies: 76
Views: 70373

Re: QL Pico VGA

Peter wrote: Sat Apr 20, 2024 7:18 pm That makes the D-Sub hood more expensive than the converter ;) Are you doing it without a carrier PCB?
That I don't know yet...It'll be a few weeks before it gets here.
by bwinkel67
Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Pico VGA
Replies: 76
Views: 70373

Re: QL Pico VGA

Finally found the time to order a nice D-Sub hood for my miniaturized version. Type Conec 16-001810E. It has an optional side cable exit, the cable relief for it should be filed off a little. With the circuit fitted, it looks like this: qlminivga_case.jpg And the completed QL to VGA adaptor cable: ...
by bwinkel67
Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:14 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Testing new pinch rollers solution...
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Testing new pinch rollers solution...

I'd be interested in 4 to the US. Would love to see if my external drive would read better on both my QL and Spectrum.
by bwinkel67
Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:11 am
Forum: Online Auctions
Topic: Get yourself a bargain (not) - £800 for an untested QL
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Get yourself a bargain (not) - £800 for an untested QL

Anyone who buys off of AliExpress ever go 5 or 6 pages deep and find $5 items for like over $1,000? What is going on there? I had to replace a mini AV-to-VGA converter that you can get for about $4, and I was trying to fit things into a "$10 and get free shipping" window and kept looking f...
by bwinkel67
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PiStorm
Replies: 147
Views: 22122

Re: PiStorm

I think that is the essential difference. Also the Amiga keyboard was more appreciated than the QL keyboard. I don't really like my Amiga 600 keyboard. The keys are so soft and mushy. Now true that the QL isn't better, though it is different. I think if the case design of the QL were more like the ...
by bwinkel67
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PiStorm
Replies: 147
Views: 22122

Re: PiStorm

Of course, you could start out with just a 68000 emulation and virtual RAM as a test-bed and build up from there. Yeah, my idea, back when I was hoping to get my hands on a Pi Zero 2W but got denied by the high prices due to the pandemic,was to initially just see if one could replace the 68008 with...
by bwinkel67
Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:04 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL-is-40!
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: QL-is-40!

I got a couple of questions on my above GIF. It's just a mock-up of Workbench 2.1 running on an unexpanded QL. I'm running it in monochrome mode to make it look like the default Amiga OS, but in reality, it looks like this: WB21onQL.png You can try it for yourself. Here is a zip of the MDV image (wi...
by bwinkel67
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PiStorm
Replies: 147
Views: 22122

Re: PiStorm

I should finish my Amiga 600 PiStorm project. Lost interest when I couldn't find an affordable pi zero 2w during the pandemic. I should get one now and finish the project this summer.
by bwinkel67
Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PiStorm
Replies: 147
Views: 22122

Re: PiStorm

Peter wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 9:01 am s the motivation to run a software emulator inside the QL really big enough to justify all the work?
I think that always depends on who the person is and what their motivation is. There is some insane stuff out there on retro platforms :-/
by bwinkel67
Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PiStorm
Replies: 147
Views: 22122

Re: PiStorm

I sort of lost focus when it was hard finding Pi Zero 2W's at a reasonable price. I'm sure you can get them now again but during the pandemic it was impossible unless you wanted to pay a lot for them. I also think the person most likely to do this would be lliont since his ZX8301 replacement is sort...