Peripheral Hacks

EPROM data rot in my EPROM programmer's EPROM

I recently discovered that some of my custom EPROMS from the 80's and 90's are exhibiting problems due to EPROM bit rot, which falls under the general category of data degredation...or 'data rot'.  Bit rot causes any programmed 0 bits to revert back to 1 bits, their un-programmed state.  The chip isn't actually harmed, it just loses its prorgamming. 

(2022) - New Project ideas

I'm aiming a little bit lower for my 2022 projects - keyboard interfaces cards for vintage pre-MIDI music systems, the Passport Designs soundchaser and theI have an existing passport interface card - acquired in early 2022 - which I can clone.Still hoping to find a soundchaser card as well. 

Cracking Open the Time Capsule

IMAGE(/files/styles/large/public/tc1.jpg)
An in-depth look at Apple's Time Capsule: how to get more room for backups, and a cooler, quieter-running Time Capsule with a single upgrade.

Computer Type: 
Manufacturer: 

Fixing the Epson 'Prints Blank Pages' Problem

IMAGE(/files/styles/large/public/epson2.jpg)
A number of Epson inkjet printers suffer from a problem where they eventually print nothing but blank pages, even with new ink tanks. Here's a way to try to fix the problem.

Computer Type: 

SportPod

IMAGE(/files/styles/large/public/sportpod3.jpg)
The SportPod is a custom, weatherproof iPod case made from an old sports radio. Learn how to build your own.

Content Type: 

Clear AirPort Base Station

IMAGE(/files/styles/large/public/clearport-8396_640x480.jpg)
How to create your own clear AirPort Base Station.

Content Type: 
Computer Type: 
Manufacturer: 

Hard drive sandwich

IMAGE(/files/styles/large/public/images//sandwich1-4626_0.jpg)
Using aluminum bar stock, eeun puts the squeeze on hard drive noise!

Content Type: 
Computer Type: 
Manufacturer: 

ExtendaPort

IMAGE(/files/styles/large/public/images//finished-3221_0.jpg)
Double the range of an Airport base station.

Content Type: 
Manufacturer: 

Compubrick Accessories

IMAGE(/files/styles/large/public/images//mouse-1887_0.jpg)
Accessores for the Compubrick computers.

Content Type: 
Computer Type: 
Manufacturer: 

UFO Mouse

IMAGE(/files/styles/large/public/images//light06-1880_0.jpg)
The mouse glows...

Computer Type: 
Manufacturer: 

Pages

Subscribe to Peripheral Hacks