Mega Drive 2 NOAC Famicom Clone repair

A few weeks ago I was given this FAMICOM clone that looks exactly like a SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive model 2. The thing only had RF output, so I had to drag out my old RF-only tv and hook it up….just a grey screen with some darker grey blocks over the screen. Cleaning both the cartridge…


Moving the workerspace

Today a friend of mine helped moving the workerspace from the back of the living room to the attic. Now I have an extra table for soldering and stuff !! 😀 Now the next thing we need to do is create some more light and start sorting stuff, since I only have part bins and…


Discrete Logic NES clone

Today I got hold of a “MASTERGAMES” nes clone. Here’s a photo of my device I am not very fond on most NES clones, because they basicly are system-On-A-Chip devices that emulate certain hardware (in this case a NES). There are other system-On-A-Chip devices (Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Atari 2600, Intellivision, and some others) Most of…


RGB Cables, time to try

So, I finally took some time to build myself an RGB cable for my sega genesis/Mega Drive. I now have nice sharp picture in full color @ 60Hz (I have a PAL console, since I live in the Netherlands) Today was the day I took some time to test it, and play a nice little…


more Arduino TV-OUT….GAMING

Hey people, As stated earlier today, I was playing around with the Arduino TV-OUT library. I did a BASIC demo and posted it this morning, but now I wanted to take it one step further. My friend GertK/KGE made a pong game on the LPC800 platform, and I took his code and ported that to…


Arduino TV out

Hey people, This morning I was playing around with the arduino tv-out library and I thought to myself… Why not make a nice demo where some weird basic is loading something. the demo turned out pretty cool, so I decided to go further from here. I want to add either a blinking or static cursor,…


Not much done….

Hey people…. A lot of time gone by….but no updates. I have been so busy with work and stuff, I didn’t have much time to do anything. I did manage to get hold of a FamiClone and this weekend, I will be getting my hands on a Super Famicom. First thing I will do is…


Rom burner package…best thing I’ve bought!!!

So…. You read about the previous 2 posts about my DATA IO CHIPLAB DIP-48 programmer, now it’s time for a hands on. I installed the software that came with it on a 3,5″ floppydisk. Target machine was an old Toshiba 1910 laptop, running a 486 CPU @ 33MHz and os-es are DOS 6.22 and Windows…


Rom burner came in!

Hey people!!! The Chiplab DIP48-1 came in today!! Looking at the documentation learned me it’s much more than “just” an eprom programmer!! It programs eproms, eeproms, PLD’s, PAL chips, CPLD and even some 16xx and a few 17xx series PIC Microcontrollers !! The deal included a UV eraser and some eproms (mostly 4k and 8k…


Playing around with a salvaged 2×16 LCD

Ok, so now I was just playing around…. I salvaged a display from some broken device. I couldn’t wait to get the thing to display my text and take input from me. I recreated a BASIC/READY prompt from the (by me) beloved C64/C128/C16/other basic driven home computers. It takes input from my arduino’s serial monitor,…