Coming soon to a Home Theater system near you
I'm a father of two, SDET in the day time, and retro gamer in the night time! While I'm a software tester professionally, I've studied Electrical Engineering at UW and have been obsessed with retro gaming as long as I can imagine.
It started when I first dabbled with a Neoya X2VGA kit for my OG XBOX, since then, I've been obsessed with trying to get the best visual quality out of my games, be it with a hardware mod kit, or chasing down the RGB rabbit hole thanks to RetroRGB.com. Before I had any options available to me, I had been playing Neo Geo on the PC using the Neo Rage and Kawaks emulators. Over time, my obsession with game collecting grew, and thanks to a friendly member on the Seattle Metro Arcade Collectors (SMAC) scene, I was able to pick up my first Neo Geo cabinet - which was DOA.
Frustrated with my job in software, digging into arcade repair scratched an itch that I've been looking to fill for quite sometime. Leaning into the heavier side of the hobby, I started reading tech support forums, the neogeodev wiki, JammaNationX as well as several Facebook groups to feed my addiction to the hobby. It just so happened that around this time, my local collector buddy picked up a long sought after trophy for his collection - an Omega MVS console.
In playing with the console, helping him update the BIOS, and attempting to use the console with a RetroTink Classic2X, I saw there were some gaps in the overall experience. Around this time, I learned about the Omega replacement board via RetroRGB, and decided to take the plunge and DIY an Omega.
After hand assembling and hand wiring a few CMVS builds, I realized that the build was too fragile and took too long to be done long-term. I wanted to refine the process, possibly design my own PCBs and make it a project I'd be proud to share with the community. Bigger, badder, better - amirite?
Here's a mock up badge of our Taito mascot
What's there to understand? Taito is a corg - he is vicious and loves cheese
Yessum - Taito is a 6 year-old Corgo, but here's a puppo pic of him
Some say potato, I say Po-taito
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