Tag Archives: Spectrum

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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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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Microdrive ‘n’ Through

Having purchased and fitted the excellent vDrive ZX to an old Microdrive case, I now had the question of how to connect my working Microdrive to the vDrive. I’d bought the Microdrives separately and neither came with a through connector. … Continue reading

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I was extremely lucky to secure one of the first vDrive ZXs when the creator, Charlie Ingley put them up for sale on Sellmyretro.com The sale came at just the right time, since I had just got my Interface One … Continue reading

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This site is a companion site to www.ProjectAVR.com At the time I started that site, my focus was Atmel AVRs (Now owned by Microchip) and associated technology. I am still very interested in AVRs and I will continue to use … Continue reading

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