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Forum Index : Microcontroller and PC projects : ANN: CircuitGizmos RetroMax

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CircuitGizmos

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Posted: 06:20pm 10 Oct 2020
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Since the Polish (not Russian) version was posted, I should post the CG version. Was planning on doing this tomorrow...

CircuitGizmos RetroMax
















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CircuitGizmos

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Posted: 06:24pm 10 Oct 2020
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Some features of the RetroMax:

- Compatibility with the Color Maximite 2 (different enclosure, board layout, but functionally the same)

The RetroMax is designed to be simple and fun. This CircuitGizmos RetroMax is functionally the same as the Color Maximite 2 version from magazine articles and sold previously here, except there are some changes and additions:

- Different board shape/size appropriate for the optional enclosure
- Board mounting holes for VESA 100mm back-of-monitor mounting
- Power button that toggles on/off
- Reset available from front panel
- IR receiver behind translucent window (on case)
- Micro SD card holder
- Firmware reflash button available on side
- Additional "User LED" in white
- Piezo "User Buzzer"
- Two Nunchuk connections for two game players
- PCB connection for optional real-time clock
- PCB sea-of-holes for user hardware, conducive to Arduino shields
- Mounting holes and orientation for Raspberry Pi HATS

Accessories included with the case purchase are a 20 inch power/console USB cable, reset key, and high impedance ear buds.
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CircuitGizmos

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Posted: 07:00pm 10 Oct 2020
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vegipete

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Posted: 07:07pm 10 Oct 2020
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Looks nice.
Obviously the MCU and RAM on the same side works fine. Good to know.

Is the VGA socket through hole?
 
CircuitGizmos

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Posted: 07:16pm 10 Oct 2020
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Thanks!

Yes, the VGA socket is a through-hole part. I've has some serious issues with SMT VGA connectors.
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William Leue
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Posted: 07:46pm 10 Oct 2020
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Interesting! I am waiting to see whether the designer follows through on the idea of adding a mouse interface. If so, I am sold!

-Bill
 
Grogster

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Posted: 12:21am 11 Oct 2020
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Love the VESA mount holes idea on your board.  
Perfect for turning an old VGA LCD monitor into a dedicated CMM2 system, minimizing the cables and clutter.  The rest of the board also looks very nice indeed.
I'm flattered by the silkscreen thank.  
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