Nearly 20 years ago (1997) I was able to afford my first self build PC from brand-new parts all bought by myself.
I wanted it to be something high-class, with recent components and build to last for some years (and especially to last for upcoming games).
Continue reading The resurrection of a dinosaur
This year started as “The year of PC gaming” for my collection. I already possessed an old Acer TravelMate 290 with WinXP which I bought around 2004/2005 and never sold. This came handy when I discovered that e.g. Star Wars EPISODE I Racer does not run with Windows 7 x64 anymore. Continue reading Retro notebook collection
In the past month I’ve worked on a little project I came up with in December: I wanted to build a game-cartridge for the Atari 2600 which is based on a SRAM and where the ROM-data is read from a SD-card. Continue reading Atari 2600 SRAM Cartridge
I came across the project of Hartmut Wendt and wanted to do something like this myself. Continue reading Mini arcade cabinet
Recently I stumbled upon a 5EUR embedded WiFi module: ESP8266-01. Because it is cheap, can be used by some simple AT-command via an UART and the documentation in the interwebs isn’t that bad I decided to order a bunch together with some 3.3V/8Mhz Arduino Pro Mini clones. Continue reading Wifi sensor
As you might have noticed I changed the theme of the BLOG and I enabled comments for BLOG posts.
Comments are manually approved for now and I might disable the feature again if spamming gets to intense…
Sorry for the long silence, but Silk and I recently moved. I had to re-do all our wiring for data, TV and you name it. Continue reading Short sign of life
I managed to buy four Atari 2600 (two Juniors and two Fourswitch) and more than 70 games for quite a good price. Continue reading Atari 2600 is in the house
I have an old radiogram from the 1950s for some years now. Continue reading Music in the air