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by leejsmith
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

stepea wrote:case looking good. Looking forward to you releasing the files.
My problem is I like to check everything and this is a few days to print. I am sure it's ready, but must be 100% happy.
by leejsmith
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

Alkadian wrote:Well done! I love your project.

Btw I have got the same book you have :mrgreen:
it's a great book to have
by leejsmith
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

breiztiger wrote:hi

with what software do you design the case ?

very good work :cheers:
I still use 123Design, but these can be loaded into fusion.
by leejsmith
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

That looks great. What color PLA are you using? the gold ish is PRusament Perl Mouse and the other is prusament gentleman grey. A man after my own heart. I used Pearl Mousse and Galaxy Black for my MiSTer case. That goldish silver of the Pearl Mousse does a great job of giving a modern retro aesthe...
by leejsmith
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

Nice project! I’m very tempted to build one for myself! Maybe it’s a crazy suggestion but if you try to put the DE10-nano upsidedown it would allow you to have the VGA and HDMI ports in the back and the SD card readers in the right hand side. But it not may be a good idea because of the thermals I ...
by leejsmith
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

NML32 wrote:That looks great.
What color PLA are you using?
the gold ish is PRusament Perl Mouse and the other is prusament gentleman grey.
by leejsmith
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

It's up and running, It just feels great and just like an old system.
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by leejsmith
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

More options on the case. I decided to change to the 88 key format as I think this has more options and it also works with the k400 wireless and you could use a spacer to allow a full sized keyboard with num pad. Just testing the way everything screws together, but I am almost finished and ready to ...
by leejsmith
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

I am calling this Mk3 and is very close, but I am not happy with the way the front and back screws together so would only be good if you printed in one part or glued.
by leejsmith
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next sources released
Replies: 51
Views: 5722

Re: ZX Spectrum Next sources released

I was talking about first version of gameduino which is FPGA based. It has 256 sprites per frame. It's much more than SNES and Genesis. With good choice of CPU it will be good a-la retro game platform. Better to choose CPU with gcc toolchain so it will be possible to develop in C/C++. Better to use...
by leejsmith
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next sources released
Replies: 51
Views: 5722

Re: ZX Spectrum Next sources released

The funny thing is that even Arduboy has more advanced capability than Spectrum ;) Though it's mostly limited by monochrome 128x64 display. Today it's very easy to make more advanced fantasy computer. Some quick CPU like TG68 or Z80NEXT (with reduced cycles per command), Some sprite capable engine ...
by leejsmith
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next sources released
Replies: 51
Views: 5722

Re: ZX Spectrum Next sources released

I don't see a reason why need to write games now for Spectrum but not for SNES, or may be Amiga? Or may be for Windows? Why developer should limit himself? What Next gives special that Amiga can't? A lot of the original software developers are updating old classics to use the new grpahics on the ne...
by leejsmith
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

Looks good! Just wondering why you chose to put the display / power coming out the right side instead of the back? I would be concerned that the wires coming out of the side will look messier. I do agree that it's not the best The other option is to turn it -90 and put on the left. I just like how ...
by leejsmith
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

Looks good! Just wondering why you chose to put the display / power coming out the right side instead of the back? I would be concerned that the wires coming out of the side will look messier. I do agree that it's not the best The other option is to turn it -90 and put on the left. I just like how ...
by leejsmith
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

Looks good! Just wondering why you chose to put the display / power coming out the right side instead of the back? I would be concerned that the wires coming out of the side will look messier. I do agree that it's not the best The other option is to turn it -90 and put on the left. I just like how ...
by leejsmith
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

Hi, are you going to share design? I'm interested to fiddle with version with logitech wireless K400 keyboard, case would look really great if it is slimmer. You have great idea here to make case that looks like retro machine, combination with touchpad keyboard is great. Keep up good work :D I have...
by leejsmith
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

djmartins wrote:
Lightwave wrote:That case could use a good retrobrite :)
Lol!
He's just saving 30 years of UV damage.
Anyhow, looks great!
:cheers:
30 years of heavy smoking too lol.
by leejsmith
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

dshadoff wrote:I was kind of hoping to see faux 3.5" floppy faces in the vertical riser right behind the keyboard...
I am still thinking about that part, but anything is possible and I did think about something like that.
by leejsmith
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

Looks really good, I do get a bit of an Atari 800XL vibe from this version, it's probably the black keyboard and case shape. I do like the idea of insetting the Neodymium magnets to hold the case together, very neat solution. The magnets worked very well for the top, but I also tried to hold everyt...
by leejsmith
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

Nat wrote:Looking forward to seeing the latest version of your case, please do post some more pictures.
by leejsmith
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: VGA output questions and problems
Replies: 85
Views: 5554

Re: Video issue in arcade cabinet

Hi, did you make any more progress ? it looks like no luck so far since our email contact. I was wondering if you have any other VGA devices you can run through the jpac to the CRT or is that what you did with the hdmi > vga adapter ?
by leejsmith
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

I am still working on it and printed a new version this week along with some options for a full sized keyboard with num pad.
by leejsmith
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: PC-XT core (from 8088 to 286 CPU)
Replies: 14
Views: 5263

Re: PC-XT core (from 8088 to 286 CPU)

I really want a Tandy 1000 core, they have some great games and for me in the UK it's very hard to find a real one.
by leejsmith
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7693

Re: I am making a retro 8bit inspired case for my MiSTer what do you think ?

Nat wrote:Very impressed, you really have a good looking case! :D
Thanks, I hope the remaining details will make it look a bit more polished.

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