New Microdisc controller available

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New Microdisc controller available

Post by jorodr » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:31 pm

Hello guys,
I have created new Microdisc compatible controller (with a little help from a frined of mine). You can see at the picture attached. It can work with 3.5" floppy drive and with a HXS floppy emulator too. I hope you will enjoy my work :)
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Re: New Microdisc controller available

Post by Dbug » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:38 pm

Is that based on the Cumana schematics we published?

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Post by jorodr » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:05 pm

No, I have try to live up one dead microdisc. So I have started investigation, comparation with the schematics and capturing ...

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Post by Chema » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:19 pm

This is fantastic! Are the components easy to find? Maybe this is the solution for all of us who want a Microdisc system for our Orics...

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Post by jorodr » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:32 pm

Some of them are not so easy to find, but I have components for now. I'm preparing 10 boards - 6 for some of my friends and 4 are waiting owners :)
Differently with the Microdisc, the new boards will be blue :)

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Post by jorodr » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:56 am

Because I have some mails and PM for order boards, there is only one board available. But it's not too late to rise the boards at the PCB-factory. If there are some other people wish the controller, let me know.

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Re: New Microdisc controller available

Post by JonB » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:06 am

I want one, and I can build myself, just need the board and firmware.

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Re: New Microdisc controller available

Post by ibisum » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:21 am

I'll take two!

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Post by jorodr » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:33 am

Sorry,
I have spent more than a year of working on this new controller, spending a lot of time and money. If I sell controllers I prefer to solder and live them up by myself to back the money I have spent. My projects are not commercial at all, they carry a lot of pleasure for me as I wish they will carry to anyone can have them.
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Re: New Microdisc controller available

Post by Silicebit. » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:38 am

Is an amplibus necessary?
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Re: New Microdisc controller available

Post by Chema » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:01 am

I am definitely interested in this. Have you thought about how much they will cost? Do they need, as slicebit pointed out, the amplibus card, or is it integrated on the board?

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Post by jorodr » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:12 am

No, it don't need amplibus. I'm using special ribbon cable I've bought from the USA to be sure the signals are OK. The price with this cable will be about 100 euros. The shipping is about another 10. Maybe if there is bigger order (more than 20-30) I could talk about less price with the PCB-factory and the vintage chips suppliers. If DBug want could send PM and mails to the oricians to make group order.

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Re: New Microdisc controller available

Post by ibisum » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:47 pm

If it will help I'll take 4 instead of 2! :)

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Re: New Microdisc controller available

Post by JonB » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:15 am

Fine, I'll take one ready made then! :)

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Re: New Microdisc controller available

Post by barnsey123 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:29 pm

Me too (1)

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