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Merry Christmas: Beta 3D Atari Cartridge Files

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As promised here are the beta 3D Atari Cartridge Files.  I say beta since unfortunately my 3d printer is being cranky and I am not able to print out a prototype.  So I advise you to do that before you send these files for production.  I’m not responsible for that 1500.00 bill from the plastics manufacture.  🙂

Inside the zip file you’ll find the source Solidworks model file, a pdf with the max pcb dimensions, various .jpg views and a .step and .stl versions of the source file.  Your 3d printer should be able to do a resolution of at least 1 mm.  I think I took out any critical less than 1mm dimensions.   This is a generic shell.  I am still working on a shell that will allow a top pass-thru.  It should follow this version closely, but will have some differences of course.

I give you permission to use these files to produce cartridges for commercial sale and private use with the stipulation that you attribute authorship to me and send me 1 complete item you are selling and 1 empty cartridge.  You can modify and distribute these files only if you also include the source zip from me and again attribute me as the source for the modified files.

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After a request to add post and hole snap together, I played around and came up with the first modification.  Not sure how well it will work.  Please post any comments to this here.  Changes, requests etc

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Two Versions of the Super SpartaDOS cartridges

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Starting today in a few minutes you can own a Super SpartaDOS cart for your very own.  There are two versions:  For those who already own the original SpartaDOS cartridge shell check out this version  Super SpartaDOS PCB

For those unfortunate  enough not to own the original do not dispare.  Check out this version: Super SpartaDOS Cartridge

 

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Super SpartaDOS Cartridge/PCB is almost here!

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I know you’ve been chomping at the bits for this and I hate to keep torturing you with delays.  I want the process and the boards to just work.  So we are taking the time to cross our t’s and dot our i’s so to speak.  I can give you a look at what we believe to be the final boards.  We will be offering two versions.  One will be the full shelled cartridge and the other is just the pcb for insertion into the SpartaDOS original cartridge shell.

Here’s the KM-20 shelled printed circuit board:

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and here’s the pcb that will fit into the original SpartaDOS cartridge shell.  Sorry if it’s missing some parts.   Eagle wants to charge to convert their board format to 3d.  And the roundabout SketchUP method is tortorous beyond belief.   I’ve decided I don’t like SketchUp.   Who needs another 3d Cad program that won’t allow import of parts in any other format in the free version?

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Final preparations are underway.  Until then hang onto your horses!  🙂