ZX Microdrive replica!

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ZX Microdrive replica!

Post by YanKleber » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:00 pm

I couldn't make a Spectrum replica and do not give to it his buddy ZX Microdrive. I remember when I had my TS-2068 that I considered the microdrives the most exciting peripherals for those computers, not only because they were cute but also because it was a chance of get rid of cassette tapes (well kind of, LOL!). Unfortunately I never had the chance to own one. Actually I never have seen one of those little guys personally, just through pictures.

This one was made out of MDF, PE sheets and paper. It was painted in black with a rattle can and I applied an actual 5mm LED at the front... Of course as any of my replicas, this is not functional and have the intention of being exclusively decorative. :)

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Here a couple images of it together with my Spectrum replica!

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Re: ZX Microdrive replica!

Post by RMartins » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:24 am

You should really get some real measurements, so that it can be even more accurate.

Really nice Job.
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Post by zedex82 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:31 pm

It woul dbe good if you could fit a divMMC inside one of these.

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Post by llewelyn » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:13 pm

Very nice indeed! You're a model maker aren't you? I mean as a general hobby, trains, planes, something similar I would guess? I am one myself and from the level of skill you demonstrate, its obvious that you've done quite a lot of this before. If not then you ought to take it up as a hobby!
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Post by YanKleber » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:58 pm

llewelyn wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:13 pm
Very nice indeed! You're a model maker aren't you? I mean as a general hobby, trains, planes, something similar I would guess? I am one myself and from the level of skill you demonstrate, its obvious that you've done quite a lot of this before. If not then you ought to take it up as a hobby!
Yeah, I like model kits. I have assembled and painted tons of them. Nowadays I am more focused on manga figures and spaceships.

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Post by YanKleber » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:59 pm

zedex82 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:31 pm
It woul dbe good if you could fit a divMMC inside one of these.
I think it's pretty doable as it has lots of room inside!

Actually currently I am working on an improved version of the Spectrum replica to sell online for Raspberry hobbyists looking for a nice retro case!

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Re: ZX Microdrive replica!

Post by stupidget » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:39 pm

My favourite is the 'Hazels in Caramel' on the top shelf, stunning work :lol:

In all seriousness though these are amazing. I used to love building Airfix models when I was a kit. It's just a shame that I only had a tin of maroon paint hence why I had a maroon Spitfire hanging from the ceiling and a maroon Stegosaurus :oops: :oops:
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Re: ZX Microdrive replica!

Post by jpnz » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:14 pm

YanKleber wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:59 pm
zedex82 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:31 pm
It woul dbe good if you could fit a divMMC inside one of these.
I think it's pretty doable as it has lots of room inside!

Actually currently I am working on an improved version of the Spectrum replica to sell online for Raspberry hobbyists looking for a nice retro case!

:mrgreen:

Or a vDrive !
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Re: ZX Microdrive replica!

Post by YanKleber » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:30 pm

stupidget wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:39 pm
It's just a shame that I only had a tin of maroon paint hence why I had a maroon Spitfire hanging from the ceiling and a maroon Stegosaurus :oops: :oops:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: ZX Microdrive replica!

Post by YanKleber » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:32 pm

jpnz wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:14 pm
Or a vDrive !
It makes my replica looks like just sh*t. :oops:
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