Posts Tagged ‘retro’

Vulcan-74: A 6502 Retro MegaProject

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Radical Brad over at the forum has been working on this cool 7400 logic VGA video game system, Vulcan-74: The Goals... Video must be perfectly stable VGA, putting out 256 colors at a resolution of 400x300 using an 8 bit color space divided into RRR-GGG-BB Video must include full 256 color...

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1-Pixel Pacman

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Mike Szczys of Hackaday built 1-Pixel Pacman and wrote a blog post detailing its assembly: I usually see retro-gaming projects using tiny screens with a fair number of pixels (64×64) but what I really like is the look of making every pixel count. With this in mind I built 1-Pixel Pac-Man, the...

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Bell System Technical Journal online

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Drone sends this link to a digitized version of the Bell System technical journal, 1922-1983. It's searchable by title and author. Looks like a great resource for retro tech phreaks. Thanks Drone! Via contact form.

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Retro typewriter as USB keyboard

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Here's a unique project which repurposes old manual typewriters as keyboards for computers or Ipads, using an Arduino as the intermediary. It's the brainchild of Jack Zylkin, a Philadelphia-based electrical engineer who has designed a kit that makes the conversion reasonably easy for anyone who enjoys hands-on projects. Jack explains:...

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