Finally getting the boards put together, which should be completed over the next couple of weeks. Sorry for keeping everyone waiting!
Well April has come and gone and the TDX is still not ready unfortunately. This is mainly due to a new job and it taking up seemingly every waking hour I have. I am hoping that I will be in a good position in a few weeks to start making the boards. Things are being worked on as parts have started to arrive :)..
I am a bit behind on getting things ready mainly due to work commitments, but I am aiming for mid April.
The cost for the card will be £26.99 + shipping, which last time was £7.50 for worldwide with tracking (where possible).
When I am ready for real orders my main website will be updated with an order page.
I have only 25 boards on this run, and half are already allocated.
Just a small update to say I will be looking to do another run of the Drew ][ TDX stereo board within the next couple of months. I am just currently looking at current costs and what parts I will need. I will be looking to offer bare board and completed cards. I am not sure of the quantity yet, but most likely something between 25 and 50 boards.
I decided to replace my 2nd monitor (T200 HD) with something that could do full 1080p. Now when I last did a search for a LCD monitor that could do IIGS RGB via scart it was quite a hit and miss affair, depending on manufacture or model of screen. More recently I had noticed that the new Samsung screens tend to have no issues with a IIGS. My large 50inch LED and my previous 40inch LCD had no issues, just a bit big ;). I picked up the a Samsung LED 22inch screen with Scart, HDMI and VGA and all worked fine. I will post some pictures shortly. The only small thing I have noticed it every now and then it flickers like its trying to sync. I will post some pictures soon and see if changing the sync pin makes a difference (similar to what i did in the T200 HD post).
One little project I have wanted to do is convert a Sony PSOne LCD for use with a IIGS. Now anyone that knows me here in the UK knows I am a little obsessed when it comes to smallish TVs and RGB Scart. I always look at them as possible IIGS monitors and have posted some of the ones i have found on here :).
After reading this a few years ago http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/shuttlecraft/psone_lcd/index.html the possibility of using a one of these little screens seemed a great idea, but i was always a bit put off with the work needed to get it working and the mess of wires…for what really won’t be used in any seriousness :)
It wasn’t until reading this article http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/showthread.php?33365-PSOne-LCD-to-SCART-adapter that I actually picked one up as it meant the PSone LCD didn’t need to be opened up…my perfect type of project :D.
I was using a PAL version of the LCD and you need a Sony MultiAV cable which you can cannibalise with a female Scart adapter. Obviously this assumes you have either made a Scart cable up or bought one from http://vintageware.orconhosting.net.nz/scart.html.
So in summary you need:-
- Sony PSOne LCD with PSU- £30 ebay…they vary though.
- Sony MultiAV Cable – £8 ebay…referred to as Guncon G-Con + AV Out Adapter Cable for PS1
- Female Scart Socket – £2, bought a complete Scart extender on ebay and just cut the end off and then soldered everything together
- Ipad Stand – £1 pound land, works well :)
- Scart Cable – See Vintageware
Anything that is 320 by 200 looks good on the little screen, as the resolution of the LCD isn’t too far off that. GS/OS as you can see suffers, but its still very usable. You will also get mono sound via the default cable, but I plan to modify the cable to allow connecting a stereo cable to the scart socket.