Andrew Armstrong


Teardown Lab - DEAD USB on Raspberry Pi FIX!
Why did USB stop working on this thing? No worries, I fixed it!

You can pic up your own Raspberry Pi on the web, if you use Amazon here are a few links:
USA http://amzn.to/2qpduub
UK http://amzn.to/2qpCxwZ

Now you can buy me a coffee! Please support me on Patreon at http://patreon.com/BackofficeShow

Thanks you lovely people!

Andrew Armstrong


Teardown Lab - Tesco DAB Radio DR1403B
This factory 'refurb' DAB radio for £13 is an absolute bargain, even new its only £24!
Interesting to find the loose connection inside, not sure how much it affects performance, but better to have it connected!

Andrew Armstrong


Teardown Lab - ATARI Pi Raspberry Pi Mouse Interface: RATARI ST!
Lets get technical and build a homebrew way to use modern mice and controllers on #retro hardware! #Atari ST meets Raspberry Pi!
Using the steps in this video and the accompanying documentation on github you too can start enjoying retro hardware development and interfacing!

My github repository is available at:
https://github.com/backofficeshow/ATARIPiMouse

I have proivided (what I hope!) to be a pretty complete shopping list for you to make your own, I tend to use Amazon and eBay, but I am posting only Amazon links as eBay is very transient!

RGB Scart to HDMI Upscaler:
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2j6M5cV
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2j0wyZO

ST Scart LEAD:
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iEJT93
(This does not have the additional STE audio phonos those are available as well - consider how you will play the audio)

Suitable wireless mice:
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2juq4Bu
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2j5hYSY

Raspberry Pi:
Amazon USA:http://amzn.to/2jurT1l
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iccvdY

D-Sub 9pin connector:
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2j5j69a
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2icfJy0

Resistors:
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2jufWbO
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iELz2y

Jumper wire:
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2juirLB
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2jCyJG8

Pin Header (Socket on the Pi):
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2j6LY16
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2jCyQBs

Andrew Armstrong


Teardown Lab - Composite to HDMI Adaptor Retro ATARI Hardware Part 1
I grab hold a a cheap £10 Composite Scart to HDMI adaptor, the result is not good on an ATARI ST!
I am pretty confident it will work with composite devices so I am likely to modify this to take standard phono inputs in the future for my various TV games!

Keep away from a composite solution if you can, this RGB Scart to HDMI Upscaler is much better:
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2j6M5cV
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2j0wyZO