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Re: [midatlanticretro] Dazzler

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  • B Degnan
    Rich are you coming to VCF?
    Message 1 of 48 , May 3, 2011
      Rich are you coming to VCF?

      At 07:50 PM 5/3/2011, you wrote:

      On 5/3/11 6:02 PM, "B Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:
      I really like the cromemco stuff

         Agreed. I also have the Dazzler in my system and I recently acquired a D7+A card and I have a joystick core sitting around some where. I�m going to try to build a JS-1 and see if the card I have works.


      Rich Cini
      Collector of Classic Computers
      Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator

    • Bill Sudbrink
      I have a Dremel, but I tend to make a mess with it. From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dan Roganti
      Message 48 of 48 , Jun 24, 2011

        I have a Dremel, but I tend to make a mess with it.


        From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dan Roganti
        Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 12:06 AM
        To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Dazzler


        On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 10:29 PM, Richard Cini <rich.cini@...> wrote:

        Bill --

            How did you machine the hole for the joystick and the pot adjustment slides? The joystick opening is about 1.5” in diameter and the adjustment slides are something like only 4mm wide. I’m figuring a nibbler and maybe a Dremel tool but I thought I’d ask before I started hacking at it.

            For the switch holes I purchased a 1/2” hole punch so I’ll get some nice clean holes with that.



        While I haven't built a replica JS-1 yet, I have only my original JS-1, I use my dremel for many projects such as this. And with the right cutting wheel you can get the job done. They have cutting wheels which are thicker, I have 1/8". This would help in cutting a slot for the adjustment trimmers. You might have to improvise on the thickness of the slot if the cutting wheel doesn't match the trimmer knob by cutting slots incrementally till it's the right width. And use the radius of the cutting wheel to square off each end of the slot so it doesn't have that tapered look. You might need the flex shaft extension to cut the slot for the X trimmer since the distance from the edge can be longer than the dremel shaft.

        As for the joystick hole, don't they have a hole punch big enough for that ?
        That would be the quickest way out.


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