Networking on the Minimig with PPP and Roadshow

When working with an Amiga running on a Minimig platform then data transfer is not as convenient as one might think: You have an SD Card connected and copying files around with SD Card is not the biggest deal, but unfortunately your Amiga is currently running from a system drive stored on this card :/ . . . → Read More: Networking on the Minimig with PPP and Roadshow

A clockport for Chameleon64’s Minimig

The Chameleon64 is a very powerful and versatile cartridge: Although its initially a C64 cartridge, it also runs standalone and allows to emulate different machines by replacing the FPGA programming. Today I use mine mainly as a HW Amiga emulator with the brilliant Minimig FPGA implementation.

If you look at the HW of the Chameleon . . . → Read More: A clockport for Chameleon64’s Minimig

Adding touch support for the MI0283QT* displays

In my last posts I showed how to integrate Watterott’s MI0283QT-2 and the newer -9 displays as a frame buffer device in Raspberry Pi’s Linux kernel. Now I will focus on adding support for the touch controller found on the display boards.

The touch controller is an ADS7846 chip that already has a device driver . . . → Read More: Adding touch support for the MI0283QT* displays

pifon: an audio baby monitor for two Raspberry Pis

Becoming a dad does not only completely change your life but also changes the scope of your hobby projects (If time still permits :)) My first self-made project made especially for my newborn baby boy Felix is called pifon and is an audio baby monitor realized with two Raspberry Pi devices.

the pifon project: . . . → Read More: pifon: an audio baby monitor for two Raspberry Pis

Watterott Display on Raspberry Pi

I really like my Raspberry Pi, but what I am missing is a tiny display matching the size of the board that can be used as primary display, the boot console or some graphics later on.

A very nice and cheap TFT display is the MI0283QT-Adapter (note: I got the -2 version not the newer . . . → Read More: Watterott Display on Raspberry Pi

Build an Arduino-based Temperature Logger

Ok, this time its no retro project, but a rather useful tool to measure your temperatue at home over a longer period of time. I had trouble with my heating devices at home and so I wanted to record and present temperature curves of various rooms to show that something is wrong…

This was a . . . → Read More: Build an Arduino-based Temperature Logger

SilverSurfer patched for Amiga 500

I just purchased a new HW goodie for my classic Amiga 500. A clockport adapter and a SilverSurfer serial card that allows high baudrates (e.g. 115200 baud) on this machine without generating too much CPU load.

HW installation was fairly easy, but with the software the trouble began… The supplied drivers does not run on . . . → Read More: SilverSurfer patched for Amiga 500

What I’ve done lately…

So many month passed by and no update here… I wasn’t lazy (at least not all the time 😉 and so I’ll give you a short summary what retro projects I’ve been involved with lately:

DiskFreeezerX – My pet project that aims to build a standalone disk capture device… Should come very handy for partys . . . → Read More: What I’ve done lately…

DiskFreezerX going public

Hi all,

its now quite a while that I released something… But I wasn’t lazy in that time. I got amazed by the possibilities of bit cell exact disk capture as presented by the Cyclone20 and KryoFlux… and so I wanted to build my own disk capture unit.

I recently bought a BeagleBoard clone board . . . → Read More: DiskFreezerX going public

Finished my DIY 1541U Cartridge Case

Puh, finally my 1541U cartridge has a decent case! I created one myself starting with a generic case at the price of about one EUR…

Have a look at my Lallafa’s 1541U DIY Cartridge Case Page for more details!