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To stoke the fires of rumor-madness...

Post by benheck » Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:06 pm

A couple weeks ago I was in the chat room here and someone informed me that an IDE to Compact Flash adapter existed. I found this very interesting because I had already installed an Atari 800 to IDE adapter in an 800 XE Game system. I ordered one off eBay that very night.

There's a guy by the name of "Mr Atari" who came up with it. Here's his site:

http://www.mr-atari.com

Anyway, I got the IDE to Compact Flash adapter today. After forcing myself to do some writing I finally allowed myself to hook it up to the XEGS.

A few hours later I was booting to DOS off the Compact Flash! Hm... I wonder what I could be planning to build?

Not to tip my cards, but does anyone know of any 5 volt larger-than-the-PSOne screens out there?

He he he he....

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Post by gannon » Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:14 pm

hmmm.... couldn't you just use a step up converter so you can run a 12V screen off of 5V?

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Post by Sparkfist » Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:00 am

Stepup convertors are really big so it wouldnt be the most pratical thing.

As for a screen running on 5+ volts... Look for a 4" or 5" portable tv on ebay, there around just have to look. Thats the best and closest to 5 volts I can get otherwise you'll have to set it up like the origninal VCSp that ran off two batteries.
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Post by Guest » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:38 am

hey im looking at a farly small one for my dreamcast.. its a bit of money but not to much...

and ben im thinking your hinting to a pc handheld with compact flash drive
but only you can say what it is.

and the screen, why does it have to be 5 volts?
well im wondering what your making... (make a Dreamcast!)

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Post by cennar » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:39 am

i forgot to log in...
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Post by gannon » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:44 am

He's got....Atari Fever!

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Post by Sparkfist » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:46 am

Just a question what could you do with that MyIDE besides have like a dozen or two games on one disk?
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Post by vb_master » Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:49 am

Hey, I just built a Springboard to CF adapter.

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