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Who has the most modded TI console? -- (Photos or it's B.S.) ;)


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With all the talk lately about modded systems, I started wondering, "Who among us has the most modded TI console?"

 

I know more than a few of us have keyboard & video mods and even reset switches and load interrupts in the same console, but I'm sure someone out there has really tricked out their system to the max. So, who's Top-Dog or King of the Hill?

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No photos until I clean out the garage this summer and find it, but I'm wanting to finish my Zeno board Mod. I was sooooooo close, way back in the day.

 

So... I actually don't count.

I'm a B.S.'n wanna be. :grin:

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No photos until I clean out the garage this summer and find it, but I'm wanting to finish my Zeno board Mod. I was sooooooo close, way back in the day.

 

So... I actually don't count.

I'm a B.S.'n wanna be. :grin:

Do you actually have a Zeno board or did you try to recreate one off the schematics?

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Do you actually have a Zeno board or did you try to recreate one off the schematics?

Well, in theory I own a nearly functioning, actual Zeno board. The real deal.

It's only a theory though, because there is a chance it got purged.

I have moved 5 times in the last 8 years.

My things have a habit of walking away.

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I did not think I would win this contest but, since no one else is posting, here is my regular use 99/4A. Note that I mostly use it to program and test F18A boards. It is always open, does not have any DRAM ICs (I removed them to prove that you don't need them with the F18A installed), and it has the keyboard case mod I did back in 1984 so I could have a removable keyboard like the "big boys". The keyboard has the alpha-lock mod too.

 

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I did not think I would win this contest but, since no one else is posting, here is my regular use 99/4A. Note that I mostly use it to program and test F18A boards. It is always open, does not have any DRAM ICs (I removed them to prove that you don't need them with the F18A installed), and it has the keyboard case mod I did back in 1984 so I could have a removable keyboard like the "big boys". The keyboard has the alpha-lock mod too.

 

While visiting the Apple complex I saw the Apple I. It had a wood case. Major flashback when I saw your setup. Cool.

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Well, here's something to look at.

 

Internal 64 K RAM memory expansion, CRU I/O bank enabling and VDP access delay logic. Load interrupt and reset switches also included.

https://goo.gl/photos/do8zDtjpNnr7Z1ca8

 

Peripheral expansion box with real time clock and digital/analog I/O board. Later, cards with real time clock, like CorComp's Triple Tech, became available, but there was nothing to buy when I built my clock card.

https://goo.gl/photos/op1NZnKRfvuu86dJ6

 

Analog joystick with buttons, 7-segment digits and LED. It's not a modification of the 99/4A itself, but connects to it. Inside there's a dual port 4*4 bit memory, which holds the numbers to show on the display, LED status and controllable leading zero ripple blanking for the display. This is accessed by a four bit data bus, two bit address bus and one WE signal from the computer. The rest of the wires are for power supply and analog signals from the joystick. The electronics inside the joystick are built on three separate PCBs, stacked on top of each other.

https://goo.gl/photos/huz7Y2Gqfwus7m2m6

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