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by TMAOne
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading
Replies: 29
Views: 962

Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Standard red led. forward voltage ~ 2-3v, forward current 10-30ma. Really there's no hard criteria here. Yes anything you can scrounge should do just fine. It's like the black & white stripes--it's just visual feedback, and you get "a feel" for what volume setting works best after a couple of LOADs...
by TMAOne
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading
Replies: 29
Views: 962

Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

I'm gratified that my little "tape cleanup box" may have a litter of cousins soon. I might even spring for one of the circuit boards myself. Since the only "expensive" (not really) component is the silver-mica capacitor, and I have a spare, it would be fun to build one on a proper board. In 1983 I w...
by TMAOne
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading
Replies: 29
Views: 962

Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

No problem. I was a newbie to building stuff back then too, as you can no doubt see by my work. :oops: The carbon resistors (and probably the wire wound ones too) were salvages from old TV sets I used to raid for parts. Note that in two cases I couldn't find the right value, and approximated it by s...
by TMAOne
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Difficult to load vs non-working cassettes
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Difficult to load vs non-working cassettes

There was also this hardware "solution" if you're into building circuits from back in the day. :D
viewtopic.php?t=1211&p=12734#p12734
by TMAOne
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Edmonton
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Hello from Edmonton

Hi Edmonton! Waterloo here.

Welcome to the forum. You'll like it here.
by TMAOne
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: GAMES
Topic: "Saturday Night"
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: "Saturday Night"

Ha-ha. Yeah, it's designed to take you down a tongue-in-cheek peg or two. Those 3 screens are pretty common, but the Gods of Random will hand you different chapters according to your luck and persistence. That one college party almost got me kicked out of my apartment. This one girl was reading each...
by TMAOne
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: GAMES
Topic: "Saturday Night"
Replies: 2
Views: 197

"Saturday Night"

I've debated posting this file for some time, because frankly it is an amateur attempt at programming, contains borrowed code, is not politically correct, and, well,... is downright rude. Viewer discretion is strongly advised and all that jazz. You've been warned. The program is called "Saturday Nig...
by TMAOne
Mon May 15, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Hi All
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Hi All

Hi and Welcome indi. Here in Waterloo Ontario myself. No Species though, just ZX81s.

Enjoy.
by TMAOne
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TS1016 16K RAM expansion - Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: TS1016 16K RAM expansion - Repair

There are a number of versions of the Sinclair 16k byte RAM pack. It will be interesting to see your TS1016 pack innards. I don't think the medley of versions made it to this side of The Pond, Mark. I got into my ZX81 early in the game, for Canada anyway, when it first arrived as a $150 kit. The RA...
by TMAOne
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TS1016 16K RAM expansion - Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: TS1016 16K RAM expansion - Repair

Welcome to the forum, from a fellow Canadian. (Waterloo Ontario) I once took a stab at a tutorial for repairing these packs. http://www.sinclairzxworld.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1613 You could start there. And yes, the ZX81 branded packs and the TS1016 differ only in the shell decoration. They are int...