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    Hi,

    I've got everything onto vero including the buttons.
    I had a nasty time debugging the HW, but it all seems stable and working well now. I'm going to try and get this into a neat project box and take lots of pictures on the way then post it up on my blog.
    The next major piece of code work will probably be a recording function, I'd like to see if that is going to work with the SD card timing. A completely functional device would be nice to have

    -(e)

    p.s. if anyone knows where I could buy a really nice C64 / SCART cable with SVIDEO I'd appreciate it. I soldered one up but it would work properly for some reason and now I just want to buy a good quality one and stop wasting time!
    Oge was making them but something seems to have happened to those threads?

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    Excellent work mate!
    Is it just me, or does that donor Datasette look familiar?
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    I made a C64 to s-video socket adapter that works great, I use it with a bought (long ago) S-Video cable. We don't have SCART here so even if I could get the connector I couldn't test it, but s-video to SCART shouldn't be hard to find. Most problems that I've had with video cables have been to do with shielding- should be grounded at one end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soeter04 View Post
    Excellent work mate!
    Is it just me, or does that donor Datasette look familiar?
    Hehe, it's actually not one of yours. I'm saving those for when I can get hold of some real tapes to see if they work!

    Quote Originally Posted by galax View Post
    I made a C64 to s-video socket adapter that works great, I use it with a bought (long ago) S-Video cable. We don't have SCART here so even if I could get the connector I couldn't test it, but s-video to SCART shouldn't be hard to find. Most problems that I've had with video cables have been to do with shielding- should be grounded at one end.
    Any more info on this? Do you mean shield ground?
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    Yes, it might vary from cable to cable, but the way I do VGA and Atari ST cables is to hook the connector shield up to the ground pin at both ends, but only connect the cable shield to ground at 1 end (the computer).
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    I've added the vero board layouts for the main board to the "layout" folder in Github if anyone wants to take a look.
    edit: button vero is in now as well.
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    Congratulations on getting this working mate! What an awesome project!

    Do you know if your code will run on a standard Arduino Duemilanove or Leonardo? I have spares if these lying around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenfalken View Post
    Congratulations on getting this working mate! What an awesome project!

    Do you know if your code will run on a standard Arduino Duemilanove or Leonardo? I have spares if these lying around.

    Regards

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    Hi,

    This should definitely work for the Duemilanove. The Nano is an ATMega 328 so the capabilities should be identical.
    You'd just need to wire appropriately and build the opto circuit on some vero or breadboard.

    The Leonardo should also work from what I can see, the only issue would be wiring the SPI bus which seems to be via the ISP header.
    I don't have one of these so this is guesswork based on the Arduino pages for the device and this: http://provideyourown.com/2012/ardui...uno-whats-new/
    Let me know how it goes and if I can help!

    -(e)
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