RobSmithDev

Software, Electronics, Tutorials & Solutions for Retro and Modern

Welcome to RobSmithDev!

This page will become an archive of all of the projects and videos I have created, so stay tuned....

Using an Arduino in Low or Battery Power Situations

In this video we're going to look at the basic Arduino devices (with the ATMega328 processor) and learn how we can use it in a low power environment such as data logging where we may be running totally off battery. I show that it's possible to use the Arduino down to microamps!.


My Visit to the Leicester Retro Computer Museum

In the heart of Leicestershire lies a building brimming with gaming history, and on the 27th November I went along and took a look!

I challenge you to count and name as many different systems as possible!

Whilst there I played on several of the machines, took a look around the library of games and mags they had, and enjoyed the nostalgic atmosphere.


Lets Code Santa's Present Drop Game on the Amiga Part 4 (AMOS)

This is the second part in a series showing how I converted an iPhone and HTML5 game to the Amiga in AMOS.

In this video we will focus on improving performance, music, sound effects and the finishing touches such as showing your score, and the title screen.


Lets Code Santa's Present Drop Game on the Amiga Part 3 (AMOS)

This is the third part in a series showing how I converted an iPhone and HTML5 game to the Amiga in AMOS.

In this video we will focus on on hardware sprites and collision detection.


Lets Code Santa's Present Drop Game on the Amiga Part 2 (AMOS)

This is the second part in a series showing how I converted an iPhone and HTML5 game to the Amiga in AMOS.

In this video we will focus on the foreground layer and combining the two.


Modding retro "Pac Man & Ghosts Light" with an Arduino!

In this video I take apart a nice retro looking Pacman desk light and mod it with an Arduino to improve its activity and audio sensitivity.


Lets Code Santa's Present Drop Game on the Amiga (AMOS)

This is the first part in a series showing how I converted an iPhone and HTML5 game to the Amiga in AMOS.

I will explore each stage with you along with the pitfalls as we stumble upon them.


How I Prepare DrawBridge PCBs for Slimline Drives

A video showing the steps I take from receiving the PCBs to sending them out. (Visit DrawBridge Website).

When the PCBs arrive they are just a PCB with the chips on them, and afterwards they're fully programmed, wired, tested and ready to go.


Using Multiple Real Floppy Drives on WinUAE (contains flashing images)

I spent literally months figuring how to add support for *real* floppy disk drives in WinUAE. It started with my DrawBridge solution (Arduino reader/writer) and later, once it was stable I decided to add support for Greaseweazle. This is also supported in Amiberry.

This video shows how this project (FloppyBridge) will soon be available in the official WinUAE build. I will be continuing improving this solution as new inspiration comes, so please support me!