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Refurbishing a 48K Rubber Keyed Sinclair ZX Spectrum – Pt.1 Re-Capping

In my last post, I described the steps I took to prepare for refurbishing a 48K Rubber Keyed Sinclair Spectrum. I am now going to describe how I replaced all the electrolytic capacitors, or Re-Capped the board. Firstly, I extracted … Continue reading

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Spectrum Resurrection

All the excitement around the Spectrum Next Kickstarter, and now the shop opening on the forum got me inspired to get hold of an original machine on eBay. Supposedly in working condition, it arrived with a problem. The eBay seller … Continue reading

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YouTube Channel

I’ve been setting up equipment to start a ProjectAVR YouTube channel for a while. Almost there now. Just a few more pieces of the jigsaw to put in place. In the mean time, I’ve been learning about video editing and … Continue reading

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KiCad

KiCad is an EDA program, similar to Eagle, Altium and the like. I last tried it some years ago and found it to be very difficult to use, not least because of the inevitable steep learning curve that all CAD … Continue reading

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Display Planning

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with the cheap 32×128 and 64×128 OLED Displays available from various emporiums. I’ve managed to prototype a simple Temp/Humidity/Pressure device without too much trouble, details will probably appear on ProjectAVR.com in due course. One of the … Continue reading

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Lets have another go!

Well, inspired by the announcement of the Specnext, I’ve decided to get back to work on my ZAViouR Board. It’s been a long time coming but now, I really want to get it going. I got a little disheartened when … Continue reading

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The Spectrum Coming Next

I’ve been out of the loop somewhat but recently I heard of a new retro-computing project called the ZX Spectrum Next. It’s an update of the original Sinclair Spectrum Plus but with lots of added bells and whistles. I grew … Continue reading

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ZAViouR Lives!

After a painful few days programming, trying to identify why I couldn’t do a simple thing like load SRAM with data, I found that I’d mis-typed one of the port names in the init routine. After editing the single character … Continue reading

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Distractions (ESP8266 Flash Board)

Lately, I’ve been distracted from general AVR stuff by the now ubiquitous ESP8266. I purchased a few ESP-01 boards and an ESP-03 board a while before moving location and I’ve just got around to learning a little about them. The … Continue reading

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New minDUINO Variant.

Way back last year, before all the hassle that moving location entails, I started to design a minDUINO variant to work with the UKHASNet mesh network. Finally, having gotten settled down, to a degree, in my new location on the … Continue reading

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