Archive for the ‘Amiga’ Category

UWRC Competition Pro

Donnerstag, Juli 21st, 2016

I used a Competition Pro USB (bad USB lag) and changed it into a UWRC Controller.

It uses Button, A,B,Select,Start (on the triangle Buttons). With the small black switch you can select the triangle Buttons between Select,Start and Button X,Y.

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UWRC Competition Pro Mini

Donnerstag, Juli 21st, 2016

I bought some Competition Pro Mini and most of them have brocken microswitches :-(

I found some replacements here:

http://www.voelkner.de/products/43525/Microschalter-Ultraminiatur-5A-250V-Sim.-R.-Hebel.html

It was very tricky to add the Universal TX PCB in this tiny stick but after all it looks great :-)
After removing original parts I add a Led and two more micro switches for Select and Start.

The chrome switch to swap between Layout Select/Start and Button X, Button Y

I must move the electronic of the LiPo to put it between the two fire Buttons

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Amiga optical wirleless mouse

Dienstag, September 29th, 2015

I want to make a wirless optical mouse with the authentical look and feel :-)

For this I Used a small PC optical Wireless Mouse.

Opened it removed the uneeded stuff and take a amiga mouse with the help of some dremel it fits into it

Here you can see some pics from the progress

Have fun

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you can use this mouse at PC via USB, Amiga via Jerry Adapter, Atari ST via Jerry Adapter

3 in 1 Mouse

Amiga 600 cleanup, restauration, brightening

Freitag, Mai 8th, 2015

I want a Amiga 600 in a like new state but the common prob is yellowing over the years

With cleaning and some retrobright fluid I done the following:

First a lot of work, to dissasemble the amiga and keyboard *puh*

Have a look to the yellowed ASDF Row…

After this cleaning in Dish Washer, Brightener for 9 Days + a lot of SUN.

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Reassambling, and it looks like new:

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Have fun

 

Amiga Mouse optical mouse to USB WIP Part#1

Dienstag, Mai 5th, 2015

My goal is to have a good Amiga Mouse working on every surface and without needing of a mousepad.

The only solution is to make it optical.

After some research I found a mini optical Notebook USB Mouse and tried to rip of the original amiga mouse:

(The black box is a complete PC USB Mouse)

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I removed the optical stuff to make room for the optical mouse:

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Now its time to open the tiny PC mouse:

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pcb only :

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For testing I am using some tape to hold the lens in right position. The final version will hold via clue:

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The USB Cable Connector is to big. Instead I found some better solder points for direct connect of a cable:

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for fitting into original Amiga Mouse you need only to remove this pcb peace:

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here you see how it fits. brown and red wire are left and right button signal

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brown and red wire to the buttons and a ground wire and some screws to make it hold:

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I changed the USB cable to make it look more authentical

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openend the original cable holder and placed it to the usb cable

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some clue and pressure

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and now it looks like a real amiga mouse with cable but its working on PC

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and with the help of this little device from Pawel Burdzy http://www.ebay.de/usr/electronika4you

it is working on amiga too :-)

 

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you can order it here

http://www.wolfsoft.de/shop/product_info.php/products_id/15230