Happy New Year to everyone! I am still making 5200 controllers. I am trying to stay away from getting back into any major mod work, but if you have anything really interesting, you can contact me via the Request a Quote Page or e-mail me at retro at cyberphreak dot com.
I have been working on trying to come up with a drive/cart dump solution to the Tiger Learning Computer, but this little sucker is just fighting me.
I am learning a lot, but still not where I want to be. I am cutting plain copper right now to make a proper card extender. The original did not work.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe new year and we get past the troubles we have been living through for the past 2 years.
Turns out my poor MySQL server was just overtaxed with the Woo Commerce plugin that used to run my commerce, since I pared down to 1 product, the Atari 5200 controller, it was just overkill anyway, so now I just have a simple cart. My apologies to anyone who has tried to order, I am not sure how long it was messed up. I always keep at least one controller in stock, but even if I have to order parts, it takes less than a week.
I am keeping up with my What’s On My Workbench over on Youtube, where I had a chance to play with a A’can from 1995!
It is will heavy heart I have to simplify what services I offer. To be honest, this is a long time coming, I am just burnt out from the repair and mod work, work is the key here. This all started out as a hobby but it has slowly become my only hobby and miss being able to explore other parts of my life and ends up feeling like work. I work full time and I just don’t have enough hours in the day to keep up with the large variety of modifications and repairs. I appreciate everyone’s patronage, but for my own sanity, I am simplifying to providing Atari 5200 controllers and Sega Nomad battery pack modifications. I may take on a project of it really interests me and if you have a lot of patience, but all the day to day capacitor replacements and the like just are taking too much of what little personal time I have left. Again, I appreciate all the people who believe in me, but I need to explore my other passions like watch collecting, collecting Palm Pilots, and photography. Thank you everyone and the Jaguar to 5200 controller is here to stay.
I updated the page and schematic, well, I completely redrew the schematic in KiCad.
If you ever need a great, open source and free electronics schematic and PCB layout program, KiCad is the best I have ever used and it is cross platform, which is important to me. I am a Linux user at home, so I really need something that works on my Ubuntu machine.