MiSTer FPGA - Retro Console Hardware

J3RK

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A friend of mine liked my little PC Engine Pocket MiSTer, and wanted one with a Genesis theme. I'm putting one together for him. Panels just arrived:

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Got a 2mm pitch male IDC cable that I'm going to (attempt to) splice to a male usb cable, for two of the front usb ports.

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Also got some 1/8" QC terminals and male-female jumper wires (not shown) for the rear momentary switches.

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Still waiting on the ph2.0 cable to replace the cludge I have going with the fans, as well as a trim pot that I may or may not replace the wheel on my IO board with.

Got a nice little speaker that I'm going to play around with in FreeDOS on my PC, too, just to see if the PC Speaker emulation in ao486 is any good. :p
 
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Got a nice little speaker that I'm going to play around with in FreeDOS on my PC, too, just to see if the PC Speaker emulation in ao486 is any good.
SM570450-1 <-- That's the speaker

Managed to solder some wires to it, hook it up, and load up Monkey Island in FreeDOS on my PC. Unfortunately, modern gpus have no DOS drivers so sound only, but it did sound fantastic (and quite loud). If you have a need for a PC speaker, this'll do the job for < $3.

Otoh, was unable to get ao486 to work, either missing a rom or just need to read some more. But if the PC speaker emulation is anything like scummvm, it's just not the same imo. Those little dynamic speakers really put out the clicks and boops like no other.
 

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And...I killed my DE10. One sloppy touch of the dmm, and everything has 1.1V (or 0)–only place I get 5V is at the power jack. Was a GPIO pin, so probably fried the cyclone chip....
 

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Replaced the wheel pot with something less likely to get bent/broken. 10k, and I think the orig was 1k, so my range is going to be...a bit smaller. Also, need to ask which pin was 1—should have before I replaced it. XD

Managed to only lift one pad, and it was on the side without traces so should be fine. The bit of residue is from the noclean flux...guess it should be called "very little clean". lol
 

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