My latest #ORIC related acquisitions…
First a Philips D6260 cassette deck. Belt broke when testing but that's expected, and pause key won't work but I'll be handling that. The two holes on the side seems like made by a soldering iron, probably to pass wires. I believe I can fix that with the hot air gun, maybe I'll try.
That's only part of my #ORIC stuff… (yes, I do have a red & black vacuum cleaner as well. What? No I'm not obsessed… 🤪)
Oh yeah, again, pretend you didn't see the drawings.
Started fixing pieces on the Philips D6260:
- the pause key : added some plastic tip back. UHU plast didn't stick, it's probably PP. Cyanoacrylate seems to hold though. Tomorrow I'll add a piece on each side to reinforce as there's enough room.
Damn, broken gear…
Seems it's quite common on Philips decks… same translucent material as on this video:
Of course the dents are not even straight, impossible to do with two assembled laser-cut parts.
Also, I'm using a very crude AD724 based composite generation circuit which works when it wants…
Ah now it's better! Well, still not perfect.
I wonder if the signal is what is expected by the board though, maybe it would need some amplification…
AD724 vs K2912…
Maybe it needs higher DC level…
The uPC1379C wants 1.5V peek-peek but that's for sync, and sync actually looks quite correct anyway.
@Armageddon euh non, le foot c'est pas mon truc, pourquoi, ils ont pompé les couleurs de l'ORIC ? On va leur faire un procès !!! 😅
@mmu_man i was lucky to have pravetz-8d - bulgarian clone of oric in childhood. i learnt 6502 instructions on it. it was very hard without documentation in soviet union, and almost everything looked like reverse engineering.
later i was also lucky to get the russian clone of zx spectrum, but though it was more widespread, and it was possible to find programs for it, i sincerely liked pravetz so much more!
you can find here my page on pravetz-8d: http://norayr.am/RetroComputing/RetroComputing.html
@tanakian@ծմակուտ.հայ oh yeah, _Dbug_ has one in his collection:
yes yes, i remember when he acquired it. i was in contact with him and oric community on usenet - comp.sys.oric group.
and several ceo mag issues had covers generated by me, like this one:
Instance de l'association G3L basée à Valence, Drôme, France