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  1. I wish that there was something like this today but with a better lcd screen and sd card reader and what have you just to teach 8 bit basics of computing. Though I can't see any 8 bit laptop going mainstream unless it was some sort of retro gaming rig for cheap under 30 dollars. But a toy geo book or something for graphing calculator, scientific calc, and basic school work and word processing, thesaurus and word processing and e books but what do I know. I mean who wants a retrobook.
  2. Basically what would you have done if you were working at Commodore Computers in the 1980s after Jack left? I mean would you have cut the marketing spending and shifting to funding new software and drivers for the C64. Would you can the C128 and do the Commodore Glass Top. Would you have stopped the Amiga low end for the Mega 65. Would you have run contest for great new software for the C64 and dole out prize money as a marketing gimmick and like wise for new hardware add ons and upgrade the programming manual and so on. Or would you have upgraded to optical storage media or higher density 1.44 mb or some other media format. Though I am sure people have asked the questions and others. What would have made the company more successful if you could time travel and do it right? Thank you and I guess you can lump the Amiga Years into that as well.
  3. I saw this and I thought of you this forum. I guess if you can make enough logic gates and circuits it is possible to make dot matrix display.
  4. Then again I must be insane or crazy for this idea. I need a new type of piezoelectric crystal that outputs high current. How On earth can I make that. Take rochelle salt and mix it with nano carbon or graphite nano powder or some sort of new polymer piezoelectric material or a high capacitance crystal in a nano parallel array. It may take a lot of trial and error got get usable power out.
  5. Ideally it is a water pump that uses a water hammer effect to compress a piezoelectric crystal. Mostly known for high voltage and low current. So I would have to try and convert a high voltage low current into something usable.Though a clear creak would be best rather than a stagnated pond. And as for bio gas that would need a dig ester.
  6. First attempt? "Parts List for Hydraulic Ramp pump generator" Written By: Travis Bryant Moore June 9, 2021 11:21PM 1. 2 times 2 and 1/2 inch pipes at about six to eight inches long. 2. 2 times 2 1/2 inch pipe elbows. 3. two one way check valves at two and a halve inches bronze or stainless steel preferred. 4. one T joint at 2 1/2 inches 5. T joint to four inch pip adapter or an extra t joint and a 2 1/2 inch pipe to 4 inch pipe adapter 6. one to 4 foot tall four inch diameter pipe. 7. one top lid for 4 inch diameter pipe. 8. Bondo or water proof epoxy, high pressure sealer. 9. Water proof rubber coating for piezo electric crystal. 10. Wires for piezoelectric crystal and extension cord to electrical parts 11. Large piezoelectric crystal. 12. Pipe thread sealer 13. Plywood or base material to mount generator on 14. Clamps times 4 to hold pipes to base. 15. Wood screws. 16. wood for support of 4 inch diameter pipe or water hammer. 17. water sealing paint for wood base if used. 18. digital multi meter, 19. watt meter to measure output of crystal. 20. extra wire 21. optional electrical pipe to load. 22. transformer to adjust power to load. 23. water valves times two. For adjusting water in or out? 24. If valves can't make 60 hertz AC then maybe bridge rectifier and battery are needed to match voltage and current to a load. 25. if a battery is used maybe a charge controller to prevent over charging especially if lithium battery is used. 26. power inverter. 27. optional breaker box. 28. Any house installation stuff may need to be installed by a certified electrician and inspected. 29. Siphoning hose or pipe to source. 30. Screen to filter water of large debris. 31. Neutral buoyancy device. Just a floater of a plastic bottle and a rock with some string? This holds the inlet not too low so it gets clogged with mud and not to high that aquatic plants clog up the intake? 32. Rocks or bricks extra to hold down the device so the ram cylinder is vertical? So basically you have to make your ram pump first. Then insulate the large piezo crystal or your piezo source from water say rubber or what have you. Then you have to hook it up to wires and seal it and the top of the ram pump where the wires go out. Though it may be easier to put the output wires though the water output of the ram. Use the tools to make sure that it is not being shorted out in the water and that the crystal is working with the watt or digital multi meter. And to make adjustments to load with other electrical components. Then with electrical components convert the output into electricity that can be used by your load. Power storage is optional. Though it should be noted this system may not work in winter. And a bad seal on the top may cause the ram to vibrate the spot where the output wires are. Note if you have a 4 inch lid adapter to a smaller pip diameter then it could be sealed up further for the wires an use a threaded seal instead? As the wire runs up into a longer tube filled with more epoxy or bondo for better seal. I guess a couple of pieces of wood in the pipe could hold the crystal in place like a couple of shims or something. As for the ram the t joint connects to the two pipes, then the pipes go into the elbows. The valves go on one elbow joint and the top of the t-joint, then the adapter and 4 inch pipe over that and the crystal is fixed and hooked in and sealed with a top for the wires to go out. the input is connected once started it should hammer the crystal enough to make a voltage and current. Though I am not sure of what sort of piezoelectric crystal or array to use inside. Anyway just an idea I was toying with.
  7. Well my grandpa is mid 80s and I try to help some. We got 8 cabbages and about six pepper plants in the ground this evening. At home we made some planters out of some old car tires and filled them with soil and grew some tomatoes in them.
  8. I helped set Tomato plants out yesterday. And planted corn today. The Corn that was Up I just hoed some weeds out. My grandpa has corn, beans, potatoes, tomatoes planted. I guess he still needs to plant some water melon, cabbage, and peppers. It was too hot right now to do much. I hope it cools off some by this evening. So I guess it is a bit of a hobby.
  9. Does Endless Sky Count as Modern, Transcendence, Magic the Gathering.
  10. I think Ebay has the GB boy colour for around 50 to 60 dollars and is supposed to run game boy color games and work the same. https://www.ebay.com/itm/393065482773?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-213727-13078-0&mkcid=2&itemid=393065482773&targetid=4580496732614417&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=418233788&mkgroupid=1230353745471221&rlsatarget=pla-4580496732614417&abcId=9300542&merchantid=51291&msclkid=d94a48bb585d145250b4280646f00f99
  11. Just mainly a list of chips and millions of instructions per second. If you were going to make a new Amiga machine what sort of chip would you use for the main processor? Everything went x 86 but I wonder what if AMIGA went with a MipsIII 64 bit R4000 processor back in the day for the 2000.Or had a mips R2000 in 1988 or so. I think the R3000 was a psx chip for that matte. Butr if it could support co processors for other task like the amiga chip set on later machines it would be nice. Though I don't know if it would even work adding the 65c02 coding as well to an existing mips architecture for a cmos super 32 mips chip just for the sake of having a slightly bigger instruction set for 8 and 16 bit data manipulation at blazing fast speeds or quirky add on instruction set. But that may change the mips chip altogether and bring about it's own set of problems. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instructions_per_second
  12. Well if you add a printer, graphing calculator and word processor and dictionary, thesaurus would anyone even use it do home work on? Not to mention all the circuit diagrams, software support as detailed as the vic 20. I think the hobby market may be the way to go for such a machine that and doing some sort of micro controller or eeprom programmer or what have you for robotics. And have a few comforts like a re writable cd drive for music or some high capacity data storage for more complex programs. Or just have it do something like three D printing and three D printer CAD? Any way I think it may make it more interesting for kids.
  13. As for Feature creep i think FPGA is just a modernization feature. And if you can play the odd Weird Al's it's all about the Pentiums, so what. I mean I think the goal is to do an 8 bit machine and make it fun to use. Retro machines may just be more for a hobby rather than the next new retro gaming console. Could you imagine getting a contract to make a million of these things for Mattel or some toy company and include software and what not for a price point under 100 dollars? A retro computer could do a lot of things so that may not be an easy task to add all bells and whistle so to speak.
  14. Having a graphical user interface would be a good start for any C64 rig.
  15. Yes and I just found the pie top amiga build on youtube. So I guess it comes down to do you want a machine that works though emulation or something that is made more like the original with chip sets consolidated of the original or a remake of the original with a similar chip set and lay out that worked the same.
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