This one is a bit of an oddball. I had a chicken and egg situation. I needed the … Continue reading
This is A&N Laboratory’s Tentaku Mechanical Calculator DIY Kit which I recently picked up from Switchkeys in Australia.
Powered by two beefy seven-segment LED displays and a tiny bit of circuitry it makes calculating fun. My build is equipped with … Continue reading
I can’t believe it worked. I switched from Prolific PL2303 to an FTDI FT232RL USB to serial cable which was recognised natively by the … Continue reading
One of the best parts about having retro gear pass through your hands is the ability to perform preventative maintenance on hardware. What’s the easiest preventative maintenance that can be carried out? Lovely little through-hole capacitors. Here’s the list for … Continue reading
Carriage returns (CR) and line feeds (LF). CR LF, or CRLF. You’ll want to make sure you get the formatting right or PSIO will get angry at you by wrapping all the discs onto one line – a recipe for … Continue reading
I found some images of DIP pinouts in my “Desktop” desktop folder. Why does one need a desktop folder on their desktop? It’s like a dumping ground for things that sit on my desktop too long but I can’t bring … Continue reading