I was thinking of posting something new, a “What’s on my bench” today videos. Nothing fancy or edited, just snippets of what I am working on. Some of the projects are from patrons, but some will be my own projects, once I clear out my backlog. If anyone out there would like me to do a tear down or evaluation of a system, even if no modifications are needed, or you just want to donate something to learn more about how it works, let me know.
In the works:
Game.com audio repair (almost complete, too many damn screws). I need to do a wrap up video on that one. (patron)
Atari 7800 and Colecovision S-video and Audio out modifications. My first Colecovision mod, I have an Adam, but never worked on a Coleco. My 4th(?) 7800 so far. (patron)
Game.com Pocket Pro Teardown. (patron and my curiosity)
Intellevision repair, video out mod. (Donated by Alan of Alan 9000 fame. Thanks Alan!)
Game.com back light experiment. (Mine)
Repair my Adam. (Mine)
Build an ambidextrous arcade stick with quick orientation change. (Mine, inspired by a game night with my brother.)
Game.com screen replace with something better(Mine/Patron. Not sure if this will work.)
And I have a whole bookshelf full of little projects to work on. Giving me a goal will be good for my mental health and healing after a very difficult year.
I again want to thank all of my patrons who trust me with their repairs and modifications. James, Brandon, Brian, Phil, Cody, and anyone else I forgot in my inbox, thank you again for all of your kind words, patience, and support.
I don’t do this for the money, I do it for the love of repairing these old systems to better than new. The money is nice, don’t get me wrong, but I try to price everything fairly, so I am not taking business away from folks who do this for a living. Professionally, I am an engineer with over 20 years of experience and I do this to relax and learn, and pay for my hobbies, not to put food on the table. I would hate to undercut someone who depends on repair incomes. As you can tell, I specialize in the oddballs and systems long forgotten, like the 5200. Game.com, Colecovision, etc. I suppose I could make custom GameBoy advances and whatnot, but there are a lot of other modders out there who will do that day in and day out and that would be too much like work.