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I've listed all of my videos below in date order, alternatively, visit my YouTube Channel to view them from there.

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RARE Amiga A590 Repair and Fix - Part 1

I purchased a rather rare and early model A590 Amiga Hard Drive from Ebay. It has a really low serial number.

In this video we'll take a look at the A590 in detail, and we'll see if we can get it to work, starting with the supported onboard Fast RAM. In the next video we'll take a look at the hard disk side of the A590.

Hacking Cameras - Arduino VISCA Controller for Pan, Tilt, Zoom and more!

I've never been happy with the quality of the video recording looking down on onto my desk. So, in this video I explore using an old Cisco video conferencing camera that supports the VISCA protocol.

Build The Amazing Levitating Amiga BoingBall!

In this video we're going to create this rather attractive Amiga-style levitating Boing-Ball!

It makes a real attractive display piece and aside from all the 3D printing it actually fairly simple to build.

V2 - Keeping the Heat In - Improved Radio Controlled Door Closer

We STILL have a slightly annoying problem, she's wonderful, but has a habbit of leaving the door open. In my last video we built a remote control door closer, but the range was terrible.

Lets Code Hop to the Top!

So, it's coming to the time of year for eating lots of chocolate eggs, so I thought, let's make a game.

I wanted this to be a platform game about rabbits and chocolate eggs, and controlled by a joystick or keyboard.

I couldn't think of a title either, but with the help of ChatGPT, Hop to the Top was created!

Keeping the Heat In - Radio Controlled Door Closer Because my Dog Keeps Opening It!

We have a slightly annoying problem, she's wonderful, but has a habbit of leaving the door open. I'm talking about our dog!

Presented with a radio control car and the MacGyver theme tune I was asked to make a remote control door opener/closer.

Power Switch Repair on a Phillips CM8833 CRT Monitor

Being the lucky owner of the classic Phillips CM8833 CRT Monitor, I was disappointed when the power switch finally failed. It wouldnt stay on unless I held the power switch in.

So, in this video we learn how to repair the monitor by replacing the power switch and also investigate the cause of the issue.

Chemical Free Retrobrighting Alternatives!

Last year I started research to try to find chemical free ways to retrobrite plastics. This video is a documentary of various experiments I ran over the course of a year along with their results, and some of them are quite unexpected.

The NEWEST WAY to FIND RETRO (Computer/Gaming)...

In this video I’m going to show you a fantastic new website that will allow you to find retro computer/gaming museums, magazines, clubs & groups, events, podcasts, youtubers, arcades, shops, cafes and more!

In June 2022 I purchased the domain name, and since then have been trying to get the site finished. The first version now is.... and I hope you like it. If you want to list something on the site its FREE! and always will be. If you're interested in sponsoring or advertising on/with the site then please get in touch.

Lets Code "Santas Present Drop 2" in AMOS (AMIGA) - The Sequel to Last Years Game

Santa is upset because we delivered the wrong presents to the wrong houses, so this year he's upgraded his sleigh with the gift-o-matic 5000 elf assisted present sorting machine to help him out.

In this video we're going to make a new game in AMOS (Amiga), Santas Present Drop 2 as a sequel to the game last year!

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