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Mikro Managing

After having the PCBs laying around for a long time, and with a little help, I have finally got the Shadow of the Unicorn Interface to work. The problem was right in front of me all the time and it … Continue reading

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Darwin Would Be Proud…

I thought I’d post a short update: The Backplane adaptor boards have arrived and I have tested one. It works fine. I’ve posted the design files on the Project page. In case you missed the previous post, this new board … Continue reading

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Adapt & Evolve

Having now published the Spectrum Backplane (Which can be found on the Projects page), I thought it was time to update the expansion connections. I have a few interfaces that have edge connectors that lay the device down horizontally, but … Continue reading

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Round Again

It’s been more than a year since I posted on this site. Quite amazing how time files! I had a bit of a Speccy burn Out and needed a break. This turned into a protracted period as I got interested … Continue reading

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Backplane again

I received the second version of the Spectrum Backplane the other day. I have since built one up and tested it briefly and it looks like it’s all OK. This issue with the first one was that the front edge … Continue reading

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Suffering with Backplane

Excuse the awful pun but I wanted to post about one of my recent projects. Back when I used to buy the great Spectrum magazines like Your Spectrum and Crash, I read an article about adding peripherals to the rear … Continue reading

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Gotek+D=Virtual Spectrum Floppy Disk

In the not too distant past, I was made aware of the Gotek Floppy Drive Emulator. This device, very cleverly, stands in as a real hardware floppy drive. I’ve been using a 3.5in floppy drive with my Datel +D Interface … Continue reading

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DIY Microdrive Cable

Recently, since I’ve been using my ZX Microdrives again, I have found that the cable connecting the Microdrive pair to my Sinclair Interface One has become a little unreliable. I have seen second hand cables for sale but I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Forgotten Code – Spectrum Sprite Hacker

Way back when; in the Sinclair Spectrum heyday, I used to do lots of hacking. I much more enjoyed diving into the machine code of games and making them do things outside of their design rather than actually playing them. … Continue reading

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Fun with LensLok

Today (19th Oct 2017), a question was asked in the Facebook Group ‘Spectrum For Everyone’ by Seamus Doyle of what our experiences were of the LensLok technology. This clever device was a special lens, made of plastic, which you would … Continue reading

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