• Published on | Jun 15, 2012 | by FozzTexx

Vector Scope

This is my Tektronix 453 oscilloscope being used as a miniature vector monitor for Atari Tempest. It took a bit of fiddling to figure out what settings I needed to put on the scope to make this work so I took a picture so I could easily reference it. There's supposed to be a Z input which would control the brightness but I couldn't get it to work. Either because my probe was flaky or because the levels from the board didn't match what the 'scope was expecting.

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+1  Posted by rob • Jun.15.2012 at 14.35 • Reply

Where's the video?

+1  Posted by FozzTexx • Jun.15.2012 at 14.47 • Reply

At the time the only digital video camera I had did 320x240, the video would have been horrible. Documenting the knob settings was more important than shooting video.