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by tcat
Sun May 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The Future of the QL Wiki
Replies: 75
Views: 4624

Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Hi Dave,

Is there a port of `MediaWiki' for Mac?

Tomas
by tcat
Fri May 26, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The Future of the QL Wiki
Replies: 75
Views: 4624

Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

I have just recently added and updated information on the QL wiki in the last few weeks. I am willing to host it, if that is what is needed to keep it up and running. I am able to maintain an installed and working copy of it, but I do not have the skills to install the code. I tried before and fail...
by tcat
Thu May 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL/ZX Cartridge
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: QL/ZX Cartridge

Hi,

I have taken apart one of my cartridges that is jammed. The magnetic film is visible to have come off the tape in some places.

I wonder what is the tape width (not thickness), and how to cut a VHS tape into these stripes of the same width?
Any ideas?

Many thanks
Tomas

cart.JPG
Microdrive catridge taken apart
by tcat
Tue May 23, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Expanding the range of QL Adventures
Replies: 92
Views: 5842

Re: Expanding the range of QL Adventures

Okay, I've printed off a copy of the Apple II source code for Akalabeth


Hi George,

I have seen your work on ZX version at WoS forum, may I just ask how it went on
QL, also is there a ZX most recent or final version available?

Tom
by tcat
Wed May 10, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrive Motor Adjustment
Replies: 51
Views: 4355

Re: Microdrive Motor Adjustment

Hi, I removed a faulty R/W head from one of the units here. I wish to inspect it inside, to understand what went wrong with the erase coil, could it have been burnt by excessive current, or just its pins not soldered properly in the production or disconnected during factory assembly. The head inside...
by tcat
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Random hardware ideas!
Replies: 59
Views: 2897

Re: Random hardware ideas!

Hi,

3D printed QL-matching case


Could this be external MD drive with QL case similar looks?

I we had more drives, could we also somehow reengineer cartridges. Can cartridges be respooled with VHS video tape?

Tomas
by tcat
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL
Replies: 52
Views: 2761

Re: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL

Hi Timbuctus, I am only a hobbyist, my tools do not match advanced skills of people here. I set myself on a QL and MD learning quest a while ago. MD unit is so simple device one may wonder why it is ill-reputed at all. I tinker with ZX as well, I have a single MD drive though. I also got involved in...
by tcat
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL
Replies: 52
Views: 2761

Re: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL

Hi, I have wished to know, what was the mass market 80's audio tape device, that used same combo r/w/e head as Sinclair also sourced for their MD units? Was it a walkman, car radiotape? What make? I can imagine the production must have gone in ten of thousands quantities. Any trace of it in UK, post...
by tcat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL
Replies: 52
Views: 2761

Re: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL

Well, they look like electrolytic capacitors to me. Small roundish black plastic case.
Circled in red, please see picture here.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1381&p=15749#p15749

Tomas
by tcat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL
Replies: 52
Views: 2761

Re: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL

Hi,

Perhaps slightly off topic, QL MD's have two elyts of very small dimension compared to ZX MD's.
What would be drop-in replacement to them in QL, they seem very solid makes, unlike in ZX MD's, if it makes sense to replace them after years?

Tomas

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