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by cheshirenoir
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

Does anyone know if I can use a SPST switch, with two diodes instead of having to use DPST switches?
I think it'd work but...

If no one else has, I'll try it on the weekend I guess :-)

Chesh
by cheshirenoir
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Creativision Cartridgeslot Differences
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Creativision Cartridgeslot Differences

Thanks for this!

It will be useful if/when I respin the MegaCart :o)

Chesh
by cheshirenoir
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

Hi, yesterday i found, that PCBWAY (or maybe other producers also) can produce also very thin PCBs (like 0.6mm or 0.8mm)... one possibility could be to produce such a thin Dual layer PCB where every "key" consists of a Contact, where all 3 necessary signals are present "entangled" like the 2 on the...
by cheshirenoir
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

So my current thinking, from both a cost saving POV and an ease of use POV is to have the main key area be a mechanical keyboard using the DPST switches I already located, and the joystick to be a pair of Flex PCBs designed to connect the keyboard to the cable as well as emulate the membrane beneath...
by cheshirenoir
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Introduce yourself!
Topic: Hello from Italy Ciao dall'Italia
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Hello from Italy Ciao dall'Italia

Hi LoAnMiLu,
Welcome to the board. Many people have described the CreatiVision as "An Intellivision with a 6502" so I look forward to any insight you can bring!

Cheers!

Chesh
by cheshirenoir
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

Still working on the replacement. :-) I'm currently trying to work out the best way to do various parts. The holdup is the 16 way joystick. I could do the main keyboard part with the DPST pushbuttons I found. They's actually be a fairly good fit. The joystick, however is NOT fun. I'm yet to come up ...
by cheshirenoir
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Joypad work after cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 7315

Re: Joypad work after cleaning

Something odd has been happening to my replies today. I blame the firewall. I always blame the firewall.
From looking at the intellivision controllers, I'd guess at around £15. (So about $30 AUD +P&P)

chesh
by cheshirenoir
Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Joypad work after cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 7315

Re: Joypad work after cleaning

I reached out to a company (See this thread) and it looks like we'll need a MINIMUM order of 100.
I want 4, (2 controllers + 2 spares), but the other 96 may be a hard sell :-D

Chesh
by cheshirenoir
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Strange buzzing, distorted picture followed by corruption
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Strange buzzing, distorted picture followed by corruption

I think it's fixed. Tapped around with a non conductive probe, and the fault seemed to be with the big 8200𝜇F capacitor. I replaced it, and while I was there I spotted what may have been a dry joint under another capacitor in the area. Either way, the buzzing seems to have gone away. Currently tryin...
by cheshirenoir
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Replacement Membranes for Creativision controllers

Hey Folks, They got back to me: We get approached by several people about different types of membranes, and we are always faced by the same problem: a) Finance for a production run b) Size of market c) Having access to original computers / controllers for the factory (based in Scotland) to take apar...