Category Archives: Amstrad

Video: First looks at the Amstrad SSA 1 for CPC 464

Introduction In this video I took a close look at the Amstrad SSA 1 for CPC 464 explaining some of it’s main features. The Amstrad SSA-1 is a Speech Synthesiser & Stereo Amplifier including speakers but it’s only compatible with … Continue reading

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First looks at the RGB2HDMI adapter from Piotr Bugaj

Introduction I recently ordered an RGB2HDMI adapter made by Piotr Bugaj via the SellMyRetro website here. The device cost me 55 GBP + another 5 Euro postage. I was excited to test this alternative method of showing Amstrad content on … Continue reading

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Video: First looks at the Dandanator Mini Dual

Introduction I blogged about the newly released Dandanator Mini Dual here, take a look at that to find out how to buy one for yourself. And now I’ve released a video showing you my device in all it’s glory, check … Continue reading

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First looks at the CPC Dandanator Mini Dual

Introduction I’ve previously looked at other DanDanator devices here and this is yet another new version from the cool guys at Rancanuo team. As you can see it’s very colourful and oozing with charm. The cases are lovingly 3d printed, … Continue reading

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Introducing the ‘Just CPC 2’ for Amstrad CPC 464

Introduction I ordered the Just CPC 2 from SellMyRetro some time ago and it turned up relatively quickly considering it was built by hand. It was nicely packaged, and more importantly it was very nicely wrapped with loads of protective … Continue reading

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First looks at the DDI5 for Amstrad CPC 464

Introduction Anyone who is active in the Amstrad scene today should be aware of the myriad of 3rd party retro hardware available today for their Amstrad CPC’s, and the DDI interfaces from Piotr Bugaj (Zaxon) are no exception. He has … Continue reading

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A quick look at the CPCuiTape

Introduction It’s amazing the number of active hardware projects available for the CPC computers today, we are literally spoiled for choice and there are some very clever people out there designing new hardware toys for us to play with. One … Continue reading

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Video: Using an M4 board on an Amstrad CPC 464

Introduction I’ve already blogged about how you can connect to Wi-Fi using the M4 board and copy games and load ROMs, and here’s a video showing you how to do that from scratch.

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Adding ROMS to the M4 board

Introduction In a previous post I looked at the M4 board from Spinpoint, please check that out and get your CPC connected to Wi-Fi before trying this part. A ROM (Read Only Memory) is a dedicated chip that stores programs … Continue reading

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First looks at the M4 board for Amstrad CPC

Introduction I’ve seen people referring to the M4 board on various forums and facebook groups so I was intrigued and wanted to see what the fuss was all about. I mean, think about it, an internet connection via Wi-Fi on … Continue reading

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