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For questions about the components of retro devices (computers, etc.)

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Is there a comparative analysis of the evolution paths of chips inheriting from TMS9918?

This is primarily about VDP from the Sega Master System game console and video chip from the MSX 2 series computers. Specifically about Yamaha YM2602 (aka Sega 315‑5124) and Yamaha V9938 respectively. ...
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Cost of Apple II switching power supply

Apple went to the trouble of designing a switching power supply at a time when they were still quite new and not widely used for consumer electronics, perhaps because Steve Jobs liked the aesthetics ...
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Material Specifications for custom CNC faceplate, style of Altair 8800

I'm working on a custom project, a computer/clock with LEDs and switches with the style of the original Altair 8800. I believe the original was aluminum, with silk screening, and with switches mounted ...
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How To Save Magnavox Odyssey II Programs To Cassette?

Question - How could you have saved Magnavox Odyssey II ( more commonly written as "Magnavox Odyssey²" ) programs to cassette ? I am basing my question on saving programs written using using the ...