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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby BoNuS » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:01 pm

Nitrocellulose paint is a 1K spraycan product which dry's very fast and is as hard as nails.
The same kind of paint is often used on wooden floors and they have a hard life ;)
Also because of the solvent they use to make it thin enough to spray it disolves that plastic a
little which makes it bound even more.

Best is though to use a primer first and they spray it with color. Depending of what kind
of color it needs a seperat laquer to make it glossy. Metallic or pearl look paints always need
a clear lacquer to shine, most uni-colors don't (like a plain red, green or yellow)
They already shine...
Always spray thin layers, they dry better and don't drip.

Most of the time the instructions on the can will help with :)

I had a Falcon which was Suzuki motorbike blue but I threw it away after it fell and broke.
It really looked the part !!! This one was sprayed with 2K expensive motorpaint ( used to do
that for a living). After that I worked for a company that makes spraycan (Motip) and nowaday
I work for ICI Dulux/Akzo Nobel ( paint is my thing :D )

+(-_-)+ . .. ... .. .. .

I was also planning to make an PC/Atari project and then try to make the complete PC into an
old Atari ST case. I found myself an VIA chipset ITX board which fitted quite nice into the case.
But after installing it with windows XP and then running Hatari on it I saw that it was to much for this board.
It's powered by a 500 Mhz via chip (silent cooling) and it was to slow to simulate an Atari Falcon :(
It thought it would be fun to have an ST look-a-like, pc core, and then run atari on it so it could be ANY atari.
So Falcon, TT, ST(E) in one case with al the benifits of USB and other extras
I bought the ITX set complete for 30 euro, low cost project but I won't continue it this way...
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( I have just to much Atari stuff)

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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby simbo » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:38 pm

you can use some acid based solvents like nitromorse paint remover first as a cleaner
and wash with water
then prime with rubber solution make a nice key for latex paint
this way it mega sticks
and you get a smooth finish

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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby wongck » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:24 pm

Cool maye I can also paint my Falc. :mrgreen:
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby simbo » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:31 am

i move my bird to wood finish now with plenty of ventilation add some hot stick poker work..
external keyboard [smilie=greencolorz4_pdt_19.gif]

and keep the old st's in metal case upper plastic with rubber coating .... :lol:
use solvent based latex primer and paint {final coating is unifrom
best too do top bottom of case to avoid slip or drag,,,

hehe :coffe:

so many ways to make it look cool

....!

well this is the plan...

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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby wongck » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:41 am

Wild evil idea. :twisted:
There is an old ST book on ebay now - 200425746842.
Probably totally not working.... so may be gut it out and put in a notebook mobo and new LCD etc.
Nice case.... ST book. so don't go to waste. :mrgreen:
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby magic_gun » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:26 am

In the meantime we have made a 800 xl to pc keyboard


advice and suggestions

for detailes

http://www.atariturkiye.com/en/retro-mod/atari-800xl-keyboard-pc-transform.html



Image
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby simbo » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:54 pm

this project pages is going really well

i am still waiting for a decent small outline pc board to add to my old falcon case

the last guy tried to bump me and i had to claim the cash back via paypal
however i reordered from another guy the amd board i plan to use

this sure is a nice topic
i have 3 cases to use up
and ill maybe sell two units when completed see what comes back...
i dont expect to make a profit for sure!!!

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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby simbo » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:00 pm

on another topic
i found a place local to me in scotland
they can first clean the case if needed
although i think ill do this step using a sanding tool

then they plate it with primer fuser and then acid clean it and nickel plate it

then chrome plate it with a thick chrome
then use acid to clean it

nice finish perhaps ill do this
as chrome also is easily then gold plated as is nickel
and this is also a service they offer

would be nice !!! but cost was over 200 for chrome and 500 for gold
per case {its all square area}

however for multiple units the cost was far less
perhaps we can all look around for chinese dippers that we can send batches too

bit bright but gold does go a nice colour of dull yellow after a year or so bit like an atari anyway....

one big advantage is rf screen metal removal

however

a while ago i notice a fraud was goind on where the guys were making £1 coins
in a similar multi base metal arrangment then using standard £1 coins
as electrodes to plate the multibase metal coins to look right

i think the latest figure was 1 in every 5 is a fraudulant one
some fruit machine reject them
they look 100% but they arent.... and the flux index isnt correct
so they get rejected by the coin acceptor


maybe a similar coin electrode or othe rmetal can be used
in a home brew process...??? who knows more than me about this
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby Robson » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:03 pm

Hi,
Firts of all I thank you for this post, helped me a lot. Here is my Atari ST PC. I did couple of things different.
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Atari 2GB-RT
Mainboard: Gigabyte GC230D with Intel Atom 1.6GHz
Memory: 2GB DDR2 Ultra low profile
HDD: 120GB Toshiba SATA
Other: CF to SATA adapter as a replacement of the floppy drive, Mini Wireless USB dongle
It is running XP at the moment but I can use the CF card reader to boot a pre installed system.

Picture Gallery and detailed description is available here:
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby wongck » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:01 am

Nice wallpaper, any chance of sharing that so I can use it on my workplace PC?
Thanks.
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby magic_gun » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:21 pm

nice work and very nice wallpaper ,
please send me this wallpaper
:D

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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby Robson » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:50 pm

Sure. It is on the way to you.
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby Shredder11 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:07 am

I'd love it too please!

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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby Robson » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:56 am

:D Wow, I thought building the PC was the big deal not the wallpaper ...
OK. It is available on the link here, no watermark or anything but this was made for a future webpage so would be nice to let me know if you plan use it somewhere. The falcon on the picture is mine.
http://web.interware.hu/tercsiro/atari/ ... falcon.jpg
I leave it there for a while but it is possible to get a broken link later when I re-arrange that area.
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby Shredder11 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:08 am

Thanks a lot and I promise I won't use it without your permission.

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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby wongck » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:47 pm

Robson wrote::D Wow, I thought building the PC was the big deal not the wallpaper ...
OK. It is available on the link here, no watermark or anything but this was made for a future webpage so would be nice to let me know if you plan use it somewhere. The falcon on the picture is mine.


PC in a Atari case is cool.
But it's easier for me to put that wallpaper on my workplace PC :lol:
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby BoNuS » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:36 pm

Indeed great wallpaper, its now on every machine I am working on except for the Atari itself ;)
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( I have just to much Atari stuff)

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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby wongck » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:19 pm

BoNuS wrote:Indeed great wallpaper, its now on every machine I am working on except for the Atari itself ;)

:lol: I can "accidentally" push this wall paper on all PC at my workplace..... nah not going to do that :wink:
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby Robson » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:27 pm

Final update so the project is finished :).
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby Shredder11 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:38 pm

Nice badge! :cheers:

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Postby wongck » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:11 pm

Nice one.... what's RT?
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby Robson » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:22 pm

My monogram. I know it is egoist but you know. It's not seen on the picture but even the little horizontal cuts are on the atari logo and on the end text.
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby spiny » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:50 pm

loving this :)

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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby AxelG » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:27 pm

Hi Robson, hi thread,

I just came along this whole Atari PC stuff. And I'd really love converting my own 1024. 8)

However, I like to keep the original ST keyboard.
Robson, you've (somehow) converted your's into an USB PC keyboard.

Could you explain how you did that? I didn't find any info, yet. :oops:

Thanks in Advance, :cheers:
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Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Postby joska » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:13 am

AxelG wrote:Hi Robson, hi thread,

I just came along this whole Atari PC stuff. And I'd really love converting my own 1024. 8)

However, I like to keep the original ST keyboard.
Robson, you've (somehow) converted your's into an USB PC keyboard.

Could you explain how you did that? I didn't find any info, yet. :oops:


He did it by replacing the entire keyboard PCB with a custom one. You can also quite easily convert it to a PS/2 keyboard with a microcontroller. I have already done this to be able to use a TT keyboard with my Milan.
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