... another round of small hax that I did over past few weeks.
Some time ago, I've bought a cheap desoldering station to conveniently desolder DIP packaged chips from retro computer motherboards.
Here is how it works.
Obviously, I had to add some hax to improve it a bit :D
The first thing that I had to replace, was a spring inside a solder collection chamber. Original spring was a bit crappy and didn't work as should - at least for me:)
I've installed a new one that is thicker and allowed me to add another hack.
Now, that "another hack" is simply a cut and bent brass coin. When molten solder enters collection chamber it simply hits that coin and quickly solidifies.
Grey ZX Spectrum +2 ghosting fix
I've covered my work on Grey Speccy +2 in one of my previous posts
I did quite a few video improvements there but I was still waiting for final parts to come. Here is my last mod that fixes ghosting effect.
3D printed brackets for C64c keyboard
Here is a nice 3D printed replacement for C64c keyboard brackets. When treated with acetone it becomes quite strong.
C64 FlashROM PLA
C64 Breadbin case fix
Very often, C64 Breadbin case has broken or missing brackets. Recently, I've found a cool solution to it -
brackets made out of a popular paper clip :)
That's it, see you next time :)