Investigating A Very Rare Atari Sparrow FX-1 Prototype Motherboard - Should I Restore It?
I’m now the proud owner of an Atari Sparrow / FX-1, the prototype for the Falcon, which was released in 1992. Only 21 of these are known to still exist! But should I restore it, or frame it as a museum piece? I’m open to suggestions!
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My attempt at a Sparrow BOM spreadsheet: https://ctrl-alt-rees.com/downloads/atarisparrow/Atari%20Sparrow%20Rev%20A%20BOM.csv
My labelled diagram referenced in the video: https://ctrl-alt-rees.com/downloads/atarisparrow/Atari%20Sparrow%20Labelled%20Diagram.jpg
Mikro’s Sparrow serial list: https://mikrosk.github.io/sparrow
Atarimuseum.de FX-1 / Sparrow photos: http://www.atarimuseum.de/falcon030.htm#fx-1
Sparrow Schematic: https://www.chzsoft.de/asic-web
Atari ICs from Best Electronics: http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/custom-i.htm
Falcon motherboard pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/116852484@N05/with/47986521323
Sparrow Mega STE plugin prototype: https://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=38517
Mikro Sparrow thread with links to more information: https://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=31148
Another big Sparrow thread with pics of running boards: https://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=32073
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