My new Cumana drive ;)

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My new Cumana drive ;)

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Well, was few days off so i finally assembly my Cumana interface ;)

Display OLED 2,42 from Ali, Microgotek running under Flash Floppy firmware ( my construction) plugged direct in to Cumana board as floppy emulator. Metal case , some drilling and 3D printing (front panel) and drive is ready ;)




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Nice! Did you have to make some tweaks to Flash Floppy to make it work?

I've got a few FF's, mostly in use on my Amstrad and Spectrum systems .. would indeed be nice to have the same rig for Oric if it meant read/write capabilities.

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Well , FIRMWARE 2.12 ff, all looks ok. Anyway, i almost finish my version of CUMANA interface with integrated Gotek on board, "all in one" :D
Tomorrow i check again design and send it to PCB factory.

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This would be a terrific add on for our Orics. Keep us informed!

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Ok, here is idea. It is my floppy drive for Atari, so i plan do something like this for Oric , build in 3,5 drive and Gotek. On front panel is enough space for display , USB and encoder. ABBA switch for swap drives GOTEK/FLOPPY . Metal solid case, price approx 60-80 GBP depend of orders. Who in?

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IN!

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Ok, board done, routed and ordered in PCB factory. Now we waiting ;)

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Nice job, it's impressive, maybe the componants could be soldered by the factory?

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SMT assembly , It is still to expensive in small batch. I have 6 maybe 8 boards sold for now so will be hand made ;) Not big deal ;)

Also, for Oric with 2 Eprom, i do expansion board with 2 ROM and proper detect signals what can be usefull

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I'm also IN...
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Ok, boards arrived, let's go ;)

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"USB ONLY" version in enclosure.

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Looks nice!
Is the button designed to select the .DSK floppy on the USB key?

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It is rotary encoder, turn left/right select DSK image.Push mount/unmount it.

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I have Goteks just like this on my CPC6128, C64 and and ZX machines, so having the same thing on Oric is gonna be sweet.

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Nice design !

It would be great to have a "red letters on black background" LCD screen to match the Oric Atmos colors, such as the one below:

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Still IN though...

Keep-up your good work.
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