Following a discussion on a Facebook group the other day, I decided to get one of these MP3 players that can go into a compact casette player and try and load a tape game onto a old computer. So, I dug out the Amstrad CPC, converted some tape games in .CDT format to .WAV using […]
Here is a video of the Genesis tune Firth of Fifth played on the Roland Sound Canvas SC-155 device. The Roland Sound Canvas SC-155 is part of a lineup of General MIDI based PCM sound modules and PC sound cards primarily intended for computer music usage, created by Japanese manufacturer Roland Corporation.
UPDATED 28 February 2019: New eBay link added The sticker on my Dragon 32 was a little worse for wear. Luckily, there is a seller on eBay who is selling reproduction labels. The first task was to remove the old label. This was surprisingly tricky as some of the glue was very solid and stubborn […]
For many years, I have been wanting one of these devices – the Covox Speech Thing (Wikipedia). This is a device that connects to a PCs parallel port and gives the PC a 8bit voice. Unfortunately, I have never found one for sale for a decent price, so I though about making my own. Following […]
The BBC have finally released the final design for their BBC Micro Bit (micro:bit) The BBC Micro Bit is a piece of hardware that will be distributed between 1 million school kids across the United Kingdom. The small PCB has a small but quite high power CPU at its core, a programmable array of 25 red LED […]
I found a copy of the Iomega Clik! PCMCIA installation CD. Here are some how-to videos that I found on the CD.
I picked up this interface at a radio rally at the weekend. Its a CW (Morse Code) and RTTY (Radio Teletype) interface for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.I don’t have any software for it at the moment, but once I do, I will try it with my radio gear. You can read about my ham radio […]
SIO2SD arrived today. It’s a SD card adapter for 8 bit Atari computers. Seemed apt to test it with Lode Runner. RIP Doug Smith who has just died.
What is your favorite joystick or controller of all time! Mine has to be the Konix Speedking.
Based upon the Epyx Fastload Cartridge. This hybrid also includes a reset button and a custom ROM. Disk loading speeds on a Commodore 64 are painful, but not once you have one of these! Loads the average game in less than 8 seconds. Simple to use, just plug it in and GO! Commodore Key and Run/Stop to boot from SD2IEC or Disk.