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Ben's Hobbies - Real MIDI output on your ZX Spectrum 128K
Real MIDI output on your ZX Spectrum 128K 
Monday, September 13, 2010, 08:11 PM
I've created a document to enhance your ZX Spectrum 128K, +2, +2A, +2B or +3 with a real MIDI output.

Download it here!
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Nice new lcd display for ZX Spectrum 
Thursday, April 15, 2010, 06:44 PM
I found a nice lcd display on eBay, with 2 composite video inputs, and a 12V power connector.
No remote, no buttons, simply give it 12V, and feed a video signal:



It's only 3.5" in diagonal, but the resolution is 640x480, and the colors are very good!
And the best thing: it only costs less then 21 euro!

Here's a YouTube video I made, where I put the lcd in the place of the +2B's cassette recorder:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEs5TZ_l_o

Search for: "3.5" TFT Color LCD Car Reverse Monitor Aluminum panel" on eBay (worldwide, because it's sold from Hong Kong).


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'Accidentically' flashed ESXDOS and wanna get back to FATWare? 
Sunday, April 4, 2010, 06:12 PM
Someone flashed his DivIDE to ESXDOS, and asked me how to get back to FATWare.
So I got my ESXDOS rom from the shelve, swapped it with my +DivIDE rom, and checked it out.

It's not that hard:
1. Get the FATWare flasher from somewhere
2. Put it on your (FAT formatted) CF card
3. Start ESXDOS with that CF card
4. Use: .TAPEIN FATWAR~1.TAP
5. Use: LOAD ""

This will load the flasher program, so you can flash FATWare again.

~ = extended mode symbol shift A.
Your filename of the flasher may be different when you use another flasher .TAP file (e.g. the 128K versions from Velesoft).


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ZX Spectrum 128K models: composite video output 
Sunday, November 29, 2009, 04:30 PM
I'm working on a document that describes how to make a composite video output on the ZX Spectrum +2A / +2B / +3.

The document also describes how to enhance the composite video signal on the 128K heatsink model and grey +2.

Here's a half finished version: I hope to have the complete document ready next week.

Click here to download the document


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Spectrum: Generations 
Sunday, April 19, 2009, 08:30 AM
Hey, I found this keyboard at my daddy's room!



Hmmm, these function keys are very hard to press...
And what is that strange transparent room? Is it a USB hub?



Can this keyboard take some pressure?



I wonder if the keys can come off..



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