TDX Update – November 2014

November 8, 2014

Finally getting the boards put together, which should be completed over the next couple of weeks. Sorry for keeping everyone waiting!


Drew ][ TDX June Update

June 9, 2014

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 :)..

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Drew ][ TDX..minor update..

March 22, 2014

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.


New boards have arrived..:)

March 11, 2014

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25 boards arrived today :). I will post an update when they will be available for sale shortly…


Drew ][ TDX Run…soon

January 26, 2014

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.


Samsung T22B300 and IIGS

May 12, 2013

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).

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Sony PSOne LCD and Apple IIGS

June 26, 2012

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
Pin Outs I used are:-

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.


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