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Custom case for 6128
« on: 03:33, 21 September 17 »
Hello,


I have a 6128 which I would like to migrate to a custom case in order to add accessories, the case would have to be large enough, which implies that I would dissociate the keyboard from the electronics; I would like to see some designs and/or pictures of similar modded rigs which would allow several extensions. And I would like to know what is the best way to have the keyboard (along with ribbon connector) used as a regular keyboard (which base to use for it, wood? and how to connect the ribbon connector to the "motherboard"). I don't think I need to keep the internal 3" floppy drive (HxC might suffice for now) but I would certainly like to have options for later.


Please advise me, provide pictures for inspiration, and/or commercial case/accessories I could use to achieve this; in advance thank you.


PS: I once seen a great custom build on youtube by someone whom seemed to also own a PDP8/i  or /e (not sure I remember), but I can't find it anymore; it seems that he had used a metallic enclosure for his 6128; had a 3" floppy, 3.5" and HxC, most certainly he had bumped the memory and used custom roms. If anyone knows which build I'm referring to, please don't hesitate to share the link (I spent several hours trying to look for it again).


Many thanks; had my first cpc in 1984 :)

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #1 on: 05:30, 21 September 17 »
I think I downloaded the video you are looking for a few days ago. I will check it this afternoon and if it is the correct one I will forward the link to you.

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #2 on: 08:02, 21 September 17 »
Oh I would appreciate this, I've been looking for it for waaay too long. I think youtube has a history, yours is probably there, I was browsing youtube annonymously when I first watched it, so it's not in mine sadly...

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #3 on: 10:01, 21 September 17 »
Hope this is it..........



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTk30jhsoZk&t=289s


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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #4 on: 17:44, 21 September 17 »
Thanks! that's quite a mod

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #5 on: 02:59, 22 September 17 »
Looks like a CPC as designed and built by The BORG

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #6 on: 05:45, 22 September 17 »
What strikes me is that even in this spacious case things look rather crammed; I wonder if I shouldn't just get with a pc case, what do you think?

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #7 on: 12:39, 22 September 17 »
What strikes me is that even in this spacious case things look rather crammed; I wonder if I shouldn't just get with a pc case, what do you think?

Actually that case isn't particularly crammed, he just made a mess of the wiring. If the cables were neatened up it would look a lot emptier.

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #8 on: 16:31, 22 September 17 »

 :D



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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #9 on: 19:25, 22 September 17 »
Dear GOD!!!


Reminds me of this:


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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #10 on: 19:10, 27 January 18 »
Is that an upgraded cooling unit for the 1512? :D

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #11 on: 19:25, 01 February 18 »
Highly tempting to post up a pic of my modded cpc!

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #12 on: 20:16, 01 February 18 »
Please do.

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #13 on: 16:49, 02 February 18 »
What's keeping you? ;)

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #14 on: 08:50, 03 February 18 »
Ok I will sort it out this evening.
There was a thread on here years ago of build pics, but since photobucket deleted everything theres nowt to see  :picard:

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #15 on: 14:06, 03 February 18 »
Attempting to upload, from a cassette tape I think!


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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #16 on: 14:16, 03 February 18 »
Holy shit!!!
This looks awesome  :o
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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #17 on: 14:25, 03 February 18 »
Well @jibanes  does say in the beginning of  this thread to provide pictures for inspiration,  ! Job done

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #18 on: 14:45, 03 February 18 »
Lovely looking Mod.

Can you outline what you have done?

Cheers,

Peter

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #19 on: 15:37, 03 February 18 »
That's a bold design

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #20 on: 16:23, 03 February 18 »
Lovely looking Mod.

Can you outline what you have done?

Cheers,

Peter


I dont want to hijack this thread with loads of build spec waffle and pictures!
Put simply I took a donor 6128 and recased it in a metal housing, wired up some sockets n stuff to enable all keys and joystick functions available to be assigned to a set of arcade sticks and buttons via a patch unit, then at least the original keyboard doesn't have to take a beating!
So the lower panel with the green sockets is the patch unit, a bastard to build but drunk proof in operation!
There's another thread on here where a sony video converter is said to be the dogs twitcher, so I bought one to hook up to a 17" LCD panel.
Added a 40w amp module to bleep and blast away on some fat speakers.


I employed a local blacksmith to fabricate a frame to house it all on. And had it powdercoated in stealth black
I'll post up some more pics and info if people are interested.

« Last Edit: 16:25, 03 February 18 by Lazy Dude »

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Re: Custom case for 6128
« Reply #21 on: 13:22, 04 February 18 »
I officially rename you "Creative Modding Dude"!

Seriously cool setup.

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