RobSmithDev

Software, Electronics, Tutorials & Solutions for Retro and Modern

Welcome to RobSmithDev!

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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Trick or Treat! Lets Make a Halloween Game in AMOS!

In this video I'll guide you through making this fun Halloween themed puzzle game. The aim of the game is to collect 20 pieces of candy (treats) before you collect 20 tricks (in this cane, spiders, ghosts, bats and skulls!).


Not All Electronics Modules Are What They Seem

After running my solar powered fireflies for a while I noticed some strange behaviour, and on investigating I discovered that the charge controller I was using wasn't providing any over-discharge protection.

In this video we look at battery protection and how to fix this problem.


How to Configure DrawBridge and WinUAE

In this video I'll guide you through, step-by-step to setting up the FloppyBridge plugin in WinUAE using DrawBridge.

We'll start at the beginning, installing WinUAE, and move on to configuring and explaing what all of the FloppyBridge options do.


How to Configure Greaseweazle and WinUAE

In this video I'll guide you through, step-by-step to setting up the FloppyBridge plugin in WinUAE using Greaseweazle.

We'll start at the beginning, installing WinUAE, and move on to configuring and explaing what all of the FloppyBridge options do.


How to Configure Supercard Pro and WinUAE

In this video I'll guide you through, step-by-step to setting up the FloppyBridge plugin in WinUAE using Supercard Pro.

We'll start at the beginning, installing WinUAE, and move on to configuring and explaing what all of the FloppyBridge options do.


What is DMA? What does it do? and Why is it Important?

Before DMA we had PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode, meaning the reading and writing was all done via the CPU.

DMA (Direct Memory Access) speeds things up a little and usage dates back to some of the very early computers including the Atari 7800, C64 and more.

Don't worry, you don't need any programming knowledge to understand this, it's quite straight forward, but I hope by the end of the video you'll have a good understanding of it.


How the FloppyBridge Magic Works! - WinUAE and REAL Floppy Disks

In this video I'll be a bad magician and reveal all of the secrets to all of the tricks that make this magic work with the emulator and real floppy disks!

Don't worry, everything is explained, you don't need to understand any programming at all as everything is presented in an easy-to-understand way. It honestly feels like there's more animations in this video than on Disney+! (lol, there's not)


Keep On Trackin' - Amiga MODs, A 16-Bit Musical Adventure into the World of Amiga Tracker Music

In this video we're going back in time to the 1980s to explore the origins of Amiga Music, The Tracker, and The MOD file.

We'll also take a look (a deep dive!) at how these mod files are put together to create some of the most iconic music from the era.

Join me as we delve into this remarkable history.


Fireflies / Lightning Bugs in my Garden (yeah they're fake!)

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, one of natures miracles, but not so common in the UK, especially in my garden. In this video I'll show you how to make realistic solar powered fireflies (lightning bugs) for the garden.


Pacman, Birth of an Icon! A Quick Look at this Epic Collectors Edition

A brief look at "Pacman, Birth of an Icon", an amazing retrospective into the history of Pacman (or Puckman as it was originally called).

I purchased the collectors edition of Pacman, Birth of an Icon, an amazing piece of history created by Cook and Becker, and wanted to share some of my favourite bits from it.


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