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Audio Filter redesign and more MSX games.

Audio Filter Redesign

After building the more compact Casduino design I started thinking about building an Arduitape in a PP9 case as well which meant adding an extra GND pin to the main Casduino board but most importantly a smaller Audio filter to fit snuggly within the case. I managed to get the design down to 25mm by 15mm so there should be more than enough room. The components are exactly the same as the previous filter.
Here is what the build looks like. 5p for scale.


More MSX .CAS Files

Going through the TOSEC MSX .CAS files I noticed a few more games that were not available in English were on eBay so I quickly bought them and converted them .CAS files for everyone to enjoy. In the .ZIP files are the instructions, box art, etc as well.

Football Manager - World Cup Edition.


Next Plans

My next plans are to build an Arduitape in a PP9 box and hopefully do a full write up on how to build it with all the components and instructions downloadable in .pdf format.

We are also looking in to the viability to if a .PZX version of the Casduino for the ZX Spectrum. A .TZX version doesn't look viable due to the memory available on the Nano, and the extra compression and complexity of the .TZX file format. Andrew is also looking at possibilities for something for the UEF file formats too.

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