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by KnaxMax
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Unicard - is it possible to get it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1986

Re: Unicard - is it possible to get it?

Do you think the NUCLEO-F429ZI board could be used instead ? It seems reasonably priced and one would not have to solder the MCU and a ton of small SMD stuff. For my needs, the Unicard is really over-the-top - the features I really would wish for is SD card and VGA out. No need for fancy stuff like ...
by KnaxMax
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Unicard - is it possible to get it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1986

Simpler Unicard based on RPi Zero possible?

Question to all the people with more HW knowledge: would it be possible to so some kind of Unicard-like Sharp Extension based on Raspberry Pi [Zero[W]] ? The RPi should have more than enough power for most to all Unicard features, and it should be much simpler to construct some adapter card for MZ-s...
by KnaxMax
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Unicard - is it possible to get it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1986

Re: Unicard - is it possible to get it?

The source code is here:
https://sourceforge.net/p/unicardmk3/co ... nk/FW/src/

If I would have any soldering skills, I would instantly order this PCB....
by KnaxMax
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Unicard - is it possible to get it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1986

Re: Unicard - is it possible to get it?

Just looked up the price of the used microcontroller, it is around 11€ in Germany: http://de.farnell.com/stmicroelectronics/stm32f429vgt6/mcu-32bit-cortex-m4-180mhz-lqfp/dp/2393658 https://www.mouser.de/ProductDetail/STMicroelectronics/STM32F429VGT6/?qs=DqCdCwOw4%2f5aJ4nplfu%252bxQ%3d%3d&gclid=EAIaI...
by KnaxMax
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Unicard - is it possible to get it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1986

Re: Unicard - is it possible to get it?

A while ago I wrote an email to Mister Novacek, but got no reply. Does not seem he is interested in producing more of this cards. It was surely a lot of work and he has other priorities. The project seems to be open source : https://sourceforge.net/projects/unicardmk3/ http://dzi.n.cz/8bit/mzuni/ Bu...
by KnaxMax
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: BASIC
Topic: Usborne Books
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Usborne Books

Cool.

In case someone does not yet know: most of the books can be downloaded from Usborne as PDF https://usborne.com/browse-books/featur ... ing-books/ (scroll down for the historic books).
by KnaxMax
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Javascript MZ-700 emulator
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Javascript MZ-700 emulator

Maybe one day, everything will just be an web app:

https://takamin.github.io/mz700-js/MZ-700/client.html
by KnaxMax
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 12
Views: 1170

Re: Introduction

Hi and welcome to this forum.

I found that there are quite a bunch of old french Sharp user magazines on archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/Sharpentiers
by KnaxMax
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: finally more VRAM
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: finally more VRAM

hlide wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:01 pm
€3.5 is without the shipment fee: €3.5 + €8.5 = €12 for two chips? if so, that's a good price.
As I'm in Germany shipping fee was just €2.2.
So cost was not much more than a Quickdisk 30 years ago (10DM ~ €5).
by KnaxMax
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: how to do software sprites for MZ-800?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: how to do software sprites for MZ-800?

I believe it uses ports to write to v-ram, in that case there will probably be many reads and writes in order to move a sprite. I tried to find more info about the actual videomodes, but couldn't find much info... Anyone with better knowledge about this that could write a few words? It's not as bad...