SDCARD HxC Floppy Emulator for CNC lathe?

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Coyote
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SDCARD HxC Floppy Emulator for CNC lathe?

Post by Coyote » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:01 pm

Hello Jeff,

We are two students on a vocational school for technicians in Germany.
For our exam we have to make a project work. The objective of our project is it,
among others, to fix a problem with a CNC lathe. This machine has a 720kB floppy drive
(like the one in the Amiga) which is broken.
So we are thinking about to use the SD Card Emulator instead of the floppy drive.
Now we are going to make some circuit boards. Our question is now as follows:
Is the layout of the circuit board going to change in the next time or is the last
layout on your website in final state?

The CNC machine is located in Indonesia.
So the people owning it do not have much money.
Because of that we were searching for a inexpensive, but longtime,
solution and your project seems to be the best solution we found up to now.
So the next question would be: Is your Emulator able to emulate a 720 kB DD Drive
and is it able write on the SD card or only to read them?

We are looking forward hearing from you.

With kind regards

Markus Scheffold, Holger Herbst

PS: You can contact us also under scheffold.markus@elektronikschule.de

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Re: SDCARD HxC Floppy Emulator for CNC lathe?

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:01 am

Coyote wrote:Hello Jeff,

We are two students on a vocational school for technicians in Germany.
For our exam we have to make a project work. The objective of our project is it,
among others, to fix a problem with a CNC lathe. This machine has a 720kB floppy drive
(like the one in the Amiga) which is broken.
So we are thinking about to use the SD Card Emulator instead of the floppy drive.
Now we are going to make some circuit boards. Our question is now as follows:
Is the layout of the circuit board going to change in the next time or is the last
layout on your website in final state?

The CNC machine is located in Indonesia.
So the people owning it do not have much money.
Because of that we were searching for a inexpensive, but longtime,
solution and your project seems to be the best solution we found up to now.
So the next question would be: Is your Emulator able to emulate a 720 kB DD Drive
and is it able write on the SD card or only to read them?

We are looking forward hearing from you.

With kind regards

Markus Scheffold, Holger Herbst

PS: You can contact us also under scheffold.markus@elektronikschule.de
Coyote wrote: Is the layout of the circuit board going to change in the next time or is the last
layout on your website in final state?
the final version are coming soon:
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Coyote wrote: So the next question would be: Is your Emulator able to emulate a 720 kB DD Drive
and is it able write on the SD card or only to read them?
yes 720KB floppies are read&write supported
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