… or quick and clean way to make a cool CPCs
Yeah, eBay sellers rulez 😀
Another post with 6128 but this time, apart from a standard refurb job I will also demo a nice way (IMO) to mount GOTEK inside.
I had these two nice Amstrads 6128 that I wanted to refurbish but also make use of ’em. However, I didn’t have any 3″ floppies so I’ve decided to put GOTEKs inside and add a switchable dual OS ROM.
This is how it looked.
Now, here is a nice trick to keep your machines good-looking.
Machines that have cases made out of dark plastic, like ZX Spectrum 128k +2 or Amstrads, always after a solid cleaning look really dry and bad in general.
In that case, I usually apply a thin layer of oil which fills the damaged plastic structure and brings back the original color. Do not use engine oil as it might damage some polymers but rather use silicone or baby oil lol 😀
Here is a pic with silicone oil partially applied.
The first needed thing is a chassis for GOTEKs PCB.
I downloaded one from thingiverse.com but it was a model that supports an OLED display. I wanted to put a standard 8-segment LCD in it so I’ve quickly created an addon to the front panel of a 3D printed piece.
Screw studs fix
Let me know in the comments section If you want me to post STL files for 3D printing … if I’ll ever find ’em lol.
Just too many projects in an ongoing state :D.
Ok, so now we have almost everything ready and waiting for upgrades 🙂
We have a connection problem so it has to be rewired.
I did a similar cable to those that I’ve already covered in one of the previous posts
Ok, now it’s time for …
These machines deserved a switchable ROM.
I’ve burned a similar set as in the previous mod again.
That’s it for today 🙂
Yeah, I know I am lazy with posts recently but I’ll try harder 🙂
… promise 😀
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