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by 1024MAK
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Preventative Medecine
Replies: 9
Views: 3162

Re: Preventative Medecine

Just to expand on the LED connector. The individual wires from the LEDs go in this connector. The top of the connector then pushes in to grip and make contact. It is NOT a plug and socket arrangement. When disconnecting make a note of which wire goes where, as you will need this information when rec...
by 1024MAK
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrive data line format
Replies: 52
Views: 25583

Re: Microdrive data line format

Hello Gert, and well done for your research and good work so far http://stardot.org.uk/forums/images/smilies/eusa_clap.gif Have you seen the HxC floppy drive emulator ? The Atari ST, Amstrad CPC & Amiga can use Host control tool software to select on screen the wanted file. If you use mdv8_ to a...
by 1024MAK
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: A seat in the lifeboat
Replies: 17
Views: 7437

Re: A seat in the lifeboat

I believe the most useful and likely to be the most popular project for a QL would be a SD card interface. Even better would be if a SD card slot, a Ethernet port and a large flash EEPROM could all be mounted on the same PCB. Maybe a large SRAM to expand the memory as well. Okay, maybe put the SD ca...
by 1024MAK
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 2366

Re: Hello!

Welcome Simon! Ask all the dumb questions you like (I wont be able to answer most of them, but we can all learn from each other and the experts here are happy to help :P ). It is interesting how different the various retro communities are. Even though the QL is nearly as old as the Spectrum (1982 v...
by 1024MAK
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello - New QL owner in need of some advice
Replies: 12
Views: 7173

Re: Hello - New QL owner in need of some advice

Welcome Richard!

:D :D :D

You could always get another QL ;)

Mark
by 1024MAK
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hi from another QL newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 3035

Re: Hi from another QL newbie

Err, sorry about the rather late reply :oops: Yes, it has a SchÖn keyboard. Keyboard s.JPG The keyboard has a sticker on the PCB that says "Keyboard Products Ltd. Made in England. Part No. AS0720-1. Serial No. 700965." I now also have a standard QL as well :D The one with a SchÖn keyboard ...
by 1024MAK
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Hardware posts are not active topics???!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2253

Re: Hardware posts are not active topics???!!!!

Aye, I was logged in. I have even tried logging out and logging back in.
All of the other sub-forums that have recent posts show up, but not recent posts in the Hardware sub-forum :(

Mark
by 1024MAK
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Hardware posts are not active topics???!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2253

Hardware posts are not active topics???!!!!

Okay, so I am confused :?

Posts in the "Hardware" section do not show up in the "View active topics" list of posts...
Is it me, or a forum "feature" :?:

Mark
by 1024MAK
Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Keyboard Hacking/Automation
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Re: Keyboard Hacking/Automation

Looking at the issue 5 schematic, for the keyboard matrix you need 8 output lines and 8 input lines (yes there are more on a real keyboard, but these are duplicates). As long as the existing QL keyboard and joysticks are disconnected, from a hardware point of view, it should be straightforward ;) Ma...
by 1024MAK
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Keyboard Hacking/Automation
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Re: Keyboard Hacking/Automation

This is one of those things that is easier said than done :? If you only want to connect to the existing keyboard matrix lines, you need to detect (read) the scan lines (output lines from QL to keyboard), use this info to decide what, if any keyboard input (input lines from keyboard to QL) need to c...