(picture above, just an excuse to put the NX-01 into a blog 🙂 ) A lot, dare i say most, sci-fi uses what I have heard called, ‘magic artificial gravity’. This is gravity that is just like what we have on Earth; about 1g, everything on a flat plain (like it’s a flying building) and… Continue reading Artificial gravity: part 2
Gravity in SciFi: part 1 Editor note: This article came about with me researching artificial gravity for a little sci-fi novel I’m writing. What I found in the research was there are two types of articles on artificial gravity: ones so superficial they end up saying nothing and ones so bogged down with the math… Continue reading Artificial gravity, Part 1
By the end of this article I’m going to find someway of blaming this on someone else. A few months back I purchased an Nintendo DS lite from a local thrift store for $15. It had one game and I bought a couple more from my local retro store ‘Game Over’ (https://gameovervideogames.com/). I quickly found… Continue reading I bricked an NDS or the tale of a color change that went bad
Star Trek Impulse Drive Since I don’t have any builds going at the moment I thought I would talk about some Star Trek tech. Now there are a lot of people who talk about Star Trek tech, with one of the best being Trekyards on Youtube, but I haven’t talked about it, so there. Star… Continue reading Star Trek Impulse drive and how do they stop the thing?
Atari 7800 composite mod First, sorry been a while since the last post on the 7800. I got a series of tech contracts that are taking up all my time. This and also my Atari 2600 Parsec program I have been wanting to get back to (among other things). But, enough of the excuses. Now… Continue reading Final blog Modding of an Atari 7800
Before I go into the modding of the 7800 with composite, I figured it would pause for a moment and discuss about what was needed to accomplish the task. Now I won’t go into the art of soldering or de-soldering as they are plenty of excellent Youtube videos on the subject. What I’m going to… Continue reading The minimum of what’cha need
Last time I talked about refurbishing the case on my Atari 7800. https://fieldmousetech.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/atari-7800-referb-and-mod-pt-1-referb/ This time I will be going over modding the cartridge slot (and why) and changing the power connector and power supply. First little history on the Atari 7800 and how it pertains to my 7800. The 7800 had two release dates: May… Continue reading Atari 7800 refurbish and mod: Part 2 – cartridge slot and power connector