Projects & ModsGottlieb System 1 Switch Tester (prototype)
Switch tester for Gottlieb System 1 MPU boards that can be used to identify switch matrix problems & also aid in testing individual lamps/coils.
LED Pinball Display For Early Bally/Stern Games
Creating a pinball display for early Bally/Stern games.
Arcade Trackball Mouse Hack
Hook an arcade trackball up to your PC by wiring its horizontal and vertical phase outputs up to a mouse.
6116 to 5101 RAM Adapter for Stern MPU-100
Adapter for converting 6116 to 5101 RAM
Stern Pinball SB-100 Sound Board
Article on theory, diagnosing & repair of the Stern SB-100 Sound Board used on Stern's early electronic pinball machines.
Needham's SA-20 EPROM Programmer
I bought a used Needham's SA-20 EPROM Programmer recently for arcade ROM programming. This document describes how I got it working in Windows XP.
Some experimenting with BEAM Robotics to build some neat little robots.
Furby Hacking 101
Furbies are annoying little creatures, but there's some clever mechanics behind them. This will be an on-going project as I learn about Furbies and their various sensors.
Videogame System Development Kit. Let the learning begin!
My first experiment with Konfabulator widgets. Note: (On indefinite hold due to copyright of original author)
MAME Arcade Machine
From inception to final touches, building a MAME Arcade Machine from the ground up. Currently in very early stages, we're still working on research & purchasing materials.
Converting a Virgin Webplayer into a PC
Since I acquired a Webplayer Internet Appliance rather cheap off of uBid.com and had an extra laptop drive hanging around, I had decided to hack it into a computer as many others have done. I documented it into a tutorial of sorts and also compiled some assembly files to control the LED lights, which I made available for download.
Atari Cartridge w/ 24-pin DIP Socket
This article describes my attempt at building an Eprom cartridge for the Atari 2600 that will support two types of Eproms by using jumpers. It just gives a basic overview of what I did and why. I haven't worked with it much recently, but it was fun to mess around with.
Fujitsu i-4187 & Slack 8
My experience with installing Slackware on a Fujitsu i-4187 laptop. Configuration files and help for getting video, audio, and touchpad setup are included.