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
I lost all my pictures for the 7800 mod and just now found them. That is why I haven’t posted part 2 and 3 already. Now I found my pictures I need to write the blog. So while I write the blog here is a short one on a cartridge shelving unit I made for… Continue reading Opps and a cartridge shelf
Well, I said that I would chase white rabbits on this blog as long as it had to do with tech, so here I go. I watched ‘Star Wars: the Force Awakens’ and ‘Star Trek II: the Wrath of KHAN!!!!’ last week and that got me to thinking, who has the most destructive weapons of… Continue reading Star Wars v. Star Trek : WMD
My last post was about my 1st computer, the TI-99/4a. In short, I droned on about the bad hardware design of the computer and how I still love the software. As I mentioned, when I decided that the TI-99 was too expensive to upgrade I moved to the Atari 800XL. This post I’ll explain why… Continue reading Why the Atari 800XL was the best all around 8-bit of its era