Archive for the ‘Allgemein’ Category

Color of Breadbin C64 RAL 1019 „graubeige“

Dienstag, März 5th, 2024

I have two Breadbins hopefully not yellowed and there will be a match near RAL 1019
The 3rd is a more „whiter“ breadbin (on left side) and one 1541.


The 1541  matches most RAL 7032 but you see a difference to the Breadbin lying on it




The C64 Breadbin seems to be RAL 1019









Color of Atari 400 and 800

Freitag, November 24th, 2023

a friend of mine Steve Boswell suggested PLA+ eSUN 3D Bone white (Knochenweiss)


Color of Atari XE and ST Computers RAL 9006

Freitag, November 24th, 2023

I checked it with a RAL Color Reader  and for not yellowed Computer RAL9006 weißalluminium seems to be the best choice.
First try:
is looking good



Color for Atari XL Printing Project RAL 1013 perlweiß

Freitag, November 24th, 2023

For 3D Printing I needed the color of the original cases of the XE and ST Series. So I bought a color checking device RAL RAL Color Reader  and a RAL Farbkarte.
I checked several Atari XL Computer in different state of yellowing.

The best looking NOS Atari on the left side has the following colors.
RAL 1013 Perlweiß is best fitting for good looking Atari XL Computer not yellowed


For more yellowed units


RAL 1014 Elfenbein fitts for yellowed units like the right one.

First try RAL 1013

Universal Cartridge Stand for 8 peaces

Donnerstag, Februar 27th, 2020

I found this nice looking 8Bit Cartridgestand @thingiverse

It can hold 8 peaces and I stretched it to fit for all kind of needed Console Cartridges I am using for testing when modding the consoles…





Dreamcast battery replacement with socket

Mittwoch, Mai 22nd, 2019

Easy going remove the old soldered Battery and replace it with a socket and one ML2032 Battery


dcbat (2)





some charging (only put the dreamcast on) and you are ready to go


Speedy TDS Atari 1050 Mod

Dienstag, Juni 26th, 2018

Hi there,

I put a Speedy TDS into a Atari 1050 Diskdrive inspired from Wolfram Fischers Version

speedyTDS_1050 (17) speedyTDS_1050 (18) speedyTDS_1050 (10) speedyTDS_1050 (11) speedyTDS_1050 (13) speedyTDS_1050 (15) speedyTDS_1050 (14)

PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 recap

Dienstag, Juni 26th, 2018

I got these rare item and it needs a recap…

PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (11) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (10) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (9) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (8) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (7) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (6) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (4) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (5) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (2) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (3) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (1) PC Engine DUO Monitor PI-LM1 (12)

recap of Gameboy Classic DMG 01

Dienstag, Juni 26th, 2018

Its time to do a recap of the good old classic DMG 01

two pcbs with some elkos. I repaced all elkos to keramic caps.

2x 100u/ 6,3V

2x 100u /10V

1x 33u / 25V

2x 10u / 16V


display/gamepad pcb

2x 100u /16V

5x 1u / 50V

1x 10u / 25V




here we go


240p activation on 3DO Consoles with VP536

Freitag, März 31st, 2017

3DO Consoles outputing 240i Signal but with adding a switch you can set it to 240p

It only works on 3DO consoles with the VDP536 Chip

Pin 52 progressive output (high 5V)

Pin 52 interlace output (low GND)


(red is 5V and yellow/purple leads to Pin 52)


I removed the RF-Unit and put the switch at the same position of the chanel switching



For usage power up in interlace mod (switch off) and after power on the console

switch on to activate the 240p Mode.

If you turn the console on with 240p activated (switch on) you only get a black picture.

Same when you change a disc and you close the console with 240p activated (switch on)


the case need some cleaning

Some pics



progressive is sharper and more stable and not shaking anymore :-)))