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Unboxing Aoyue 929 Lamp & Aoyue 474A+ Desoldering Station

September 29th, 2010 4 comments
 Aoyue 474A+ Desoldering Station


My new desoldering station and a magnifying lamp has arrived!

After some frustrating times removing solder on an almost 30 year old PCB i decided to get a desoldering station.

So after using this for a few hours what one word can I use to describe this station? AWESOME! I don’t know how i lived without this in the past. Using desoldering braid or a soldapullt is OK but not consistent.

Package content of Aoyue 474A+:

  • 474 Station.
  • Desoldering Gun.
  • Filter pads 6pcs.
  • Silicone Grease.
  • Filter pipe.
  • Nozzle cleaning pins.
  • Power cord.
  • Desoldering gun holder.


1541 Ultimate II: Technical documentation v0.3

August 19th, 2010 No comments

This document contains instructions to set up your build-environment, to build your own 1541 Ultimate-II software and FPGA.


(Italian) Vincenzo Scarpa Wiki: Aggiornamento della sezione Biblioteca

June 12th, 2010 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

PAC-MAN’s 30th Birthday: Google Doodle with PAC-MAN™

May 21st, 2010 No comments

PAC-MAN’s 30th Birthday! Google Doodle with PAC-MAN™ & ©1980 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.


C64 Pixel Art from Roberto / Papposoft

April 16th, 2010 No comments

iCade – iPad Arcade Cabinet

April 3rd, 2010 No comments

from Thinkgeek Homepage:

When the iPad was announced, we all crammed into a conference room to watch live and drool over every shiny corner and reflecty icon. After the glow of the initial announcement wore off, many of us came to the conclusion that the iPad was actually pretty useless.

“It’s a giant iPhone!” some said. Others exclaimed, “WTF, no Flash!?”. Still, we knew that most Apple fanbots (us included) would have to have one anyway. Knowing that many of our loyal geeky customers would eventually get their retractable claws on an iPad at some point, we knew we needed to take it to the next level.

What cool things could we do with the iPad that you, our lovely geek customers, would squee over? A few brainstorming sessions later, the idea of a MAME cabinet came up and we knew we’d struck gold. How cool would it be to slide your iPad into a desktop-sized arcade cabinet and rock it old school with some Pac-Man or Space Invaders?


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 24th, 2009 No comments

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

CBS ColecoVision Secam alternative RGB pinouts from

December 6th, 2009 No comments

ColecoVision.dkCBS ColecoVision RGB pinouts only for the French (Secam) AV Out version.

Here my first ColecoVision RGB hack.


96 icons of vintage Consoles & Computers

November 21st, 2009 No comments

Consoles/Computers icons

This is a Collection of 96 Consoles & Computers icons for Windows, Mac and Linux or forum Smiles. Are in PNG/GIF format.

download: Consoles/Computer icons Collections

(Italian) MC-MicroComputer dal 1981 al 2001 Online!

November 9th, 2009 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Free PaperToys based on obscure UK Videogames of the 1980s

November 8th, 2009 No comments

PaperToysYou can download the PDF of:

  • Rick Dangerous
  • Cybersnake (Switchblade)
  • Hiro (Switchblade)

print them out and have fun with them.


Update Hidden Power BBS: FlashTerm client

October 28th, 2009 No comments

Hidden Power with FlashTerm

Hidden Power BBS now use FlashTerm client for telnet via web.

(Italian) Vecchie riviste di Elettronica ed Elettrotecnica.

October 14th, 2009 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Network problems causing downtime on my Server *fixed*

October 10th, 2009 No comments

It looks like the problem was actually with a specific VLAN behind one of our core routers and wasn’t actually the switch itself.

One of our senior Network Administrators trying to  fix the problem and all services should be restored very soon.


(Italian) Retrobright – Come eliminare la patina giallognola

October 2nd, 2009 2 comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.