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by jbailey
05 Sep 2019, 00:07
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Sprite Painter -- practicing GCL
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Sprite Painter -- practicing GCL

I believe GCL stands for Gigatron Control Language
by jbailey
03 Jun 2019, 22:34
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: 500+
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: 500+

500 kits shipped is a big accomplishment itself. However I suspect the bigger one is the ratio of kits assembled and working vs abandoned attempts. I always hear how a lot of electronic kit projects have a 25-40% failure rate. I suspect yours is exceedingly low with the excellent manual, step by ste...
by jbailey
16 Apr 2019, 21:36
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: 10MHz, 12.5MHz and Beyond!
Replies: 22
Views: 2350

Re: 10MHz and Beyond!

If you do get the time to make a modification it would be great if you made a user/program settable option. So you could decided upon more “user” code execution time vs VGA resolution as the application needs dictate.
by jbailey
07 Mar 2019, 02:57
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Expansion bus
Replies: 77
Views: 6272

Re: Expansion bus

With all of the work on getting an SPI interface implemented, have you considered the ability to tie two Gigatrons together over an SPI port. Then have one dedicated to Video, Audio, and the other acting and the CPU and serial IO? This would be a very cool way to get a really fast computer from a se...
by jbailey
06 Mar 2019, 01:31
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Keyboard not always recognized.
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Keyboard not always recognized.

I had issues too, it found that a higher amperage rated USB cord solved my problems too. I found that many USB/PS2 keyboards are using very minimal cable. So when both are paired together you get a lot of DC loss. One or the other is fine but both together were causing my issues.
by jbailey
11 Jan 2019, 01:38
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Registration settings updated
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Registration settings updated

Doom.... I’d be happy for Wolfenstein 3D, now if you really want to push your luck how about Descent :D
by jbailey
26 Nov 2018, 15:37
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Pluggy McPlugface
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Pluggy McPlugface

Thank you for that detailed explanation. At first I wasn’t waiting long enough as I figured something was wrong but I couldn’t find an assembly error. Then I noticed the delay, it’s varies a bit but is consistent. It may be helpful to publish a few recommendations for keyboards that are low power (a...
by jbailey
26 Nov 2018, 06:39
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy McPlugface PS/2 adapter is available
Replies: 10
Views: 1342

Re: Pluggy McPlugface PS/2 adapter is available

Has anyone tried to plug an USB keyboard to the adapter, using this kind of converter? I see no a priori reason why it wouldn't work, even though I haven't tested such devices yet. There must be a microcontroller in that plug as well because USB and PS/2 are completely unrelated protocols. But from...
by jbailey
26 Nov 2018, 06:22
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: USB Keyboards with Pluggy McPlugface
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: USB Keyboards with Pluggy McPlugface

I had to purchase a PS/2 keyboard just for this computer, the following from Amazon.com and it works: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0075W8C8S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ProHT PS/2 Serial Standard Keyboard (70011), 104 Key Standard Windows Keyboard Works with Windows 98/ME/XP/VI...
by jbailey
26 Nov 2018, 06:11
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Pluggy McPlugface
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Pluggy McPlugface

I had assembled my Gigatron and Pluggy McPlugface (PMPF) kits and all seems to be working well. The only thing that give me trouble was the fact that the PMPF kit took approx. 30-50 seconds to start up (or at least initialize the keyboard). The game controller is usable as soon as the menu is up (1-...