Atari XC12 Becomes Video Recorder

Introduction: Atari XC12 Becomes Video Recorder

Making the video recorder for IP-cameras on base Raspberry Pi 2 with an USB HDD (SSD) drive that all together had placed in retro Atari XC12's case.

Step 1: Details

Any single-board computer with USB and LAN port can be used here, as Raspberry, Odroid, even some routers.

YDS-5A DC-DC converter steps down from 12-36 to 5V 5A was used in this case.

An USB HUB is optional only if used USB HDD (SSD) requires more than 1A power.

The RJ45 patch cord and the pair-wire cable with DC power jack were used. All electronic components of Atari XC12 and the main part of its tape track were deleted.

The original "Save" LED of the Atari XC12 was used as a LAN indicator of Raspberry Pi.

Step 2: Video Archive

The video archive is accessible from any computer in the home network.

See "Diary" for details.

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