Archive for the ‘Allgemein’ Category

The Perfect Tapto Mister fpga Console

Samstag, Mai 18th, 2024

Hi Folks,

thanks to an inspiration of BedroomNinja talking about a more PC-Engine like Tapto Reader 3D Printing Design – my idea was born to make the ultimative Perfect Tapto Mister Unit.


I used a broken original PC-Engine and put a DE10 Nano including a RGB-Analog Board into it.
After some triming and some 3D printed peaces it fits into a PC-Engine.
In between of the I/O board and the DE10 Nano I put a Fan for cooling.
I ripped of some parts of the Analog I/O Board used parts from the original PC Engine PCB  for power Button and the PC-Engine Controller Port (waiting for a snac adapter).
I used a Mini Din 8pin SMD2 Pin Compatible Port for analog RGB-Output.

Put a 4 Port OTG USB Hub inside. a tapto Reader and voila.
Here we have it: One to rule and play them all ;-)

For reference and thanks for the great tapto Project!

tapto project by wizzo

bedroomNinja twitter

It is a quick and „dirty“ hack. But from the outside it looks great and is fitting for my application.
Here are some pics from inside for inspiration…









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