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petersieg wrote:I did ask in forum64 and cpc forum for the interests in the usb version, since there are no pcb files released for the sd stand alone version, that are suitable for a pcb manufacturer..

The interest was quite low (5 pcb's) incl. 2 for myself.. that is way to low to get a reasonable price..

There was much more interest in the stand alone version! I also will wait until
pcb files are released for this version..

Peter
i recommend you to post "a news" in this forum if you want more people and make a batch.

that is way to low to get a reasonable price..
So what is a reasonable price for you ?

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Hi Jeff.

a reasonable price whould be around 10€/pcb. That would mean 25-30 pcb's..
I still have some 'problems' with the usb version.. I don't like that I need a pc
online next to my Amigas.. and I also don't like Win$ (but I hope, that could be solved in the future ;-).. At the moment. I also don't have a CPLD programmer.. (I only can flash PIC's and AVR's).

On the other hand, all other projects don't seem to be active in any respect..

Therefore, I want to wait a bit.. you said, that you want to revise the stand alone pcb to make a 2-layer pcb..

Peter

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petersieg wrote:Hi Jeff.

a reasonable price whould be around 10€/pcb. That would mean 25-30 pcb's..
ok
petersieg wrote: I still have some 'problems' with the usb version.. I don't like that I need a pc online next to my Amigas.. and I also don't like Win$ (but I hope, that could be solved in the future ;-)..
a linux port exist : http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emu ... nux.tar.gz
petersieg wrote: At the moment. I also don't have a CPLD programmer.. (I only can flash PIC's and AVR's).
My cpld programmer is very very simple : 4 wires on an parallel port, that's all.
http://opencollector.org/history/freeco ... ter%21.htm (second shematic).
petersieg wrote: On the other hand, all other projects don't seem to be active in any respect..

Therefore, I want to wait a bit.. you said, that you want to revise the stand alone pcb to make a 2-layer pcb..

Peter
ok

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@Jeff: The linux archive does not contain source..? Have to try, if it runs under my linux...

@all: So, maybe my last try/ask on how much interest exist in prof. made pcb's for the USB version? The quote, that I have is app. 12€/piece (min. of 10 pieces)..

5 pieces I have already together from other forums..

EDIT: Update! Now we have 10 pcb's from users of forum64!! So it looks like, we are going to make another batch of pcb's.. so anyone, who wants a pcb, should let me know!

Peter

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>>a linux port exist : http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emu ... nux.tar.gz

ok. this runs under my linux.. still source avail. would be a good idea..

But there is NO readme, small documentation..? How does it work.. there seems to be just background servers, no frontend to switch disk images etc.?

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Another question.. are you developing the stand alone SD version further..?
When do you think, will a productive pcb version available..?

Many thanks for all your work!

Regards, Peter

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petersieg wrote:>>a linux port exist : http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emu ... nux.tar.gz

ok. this runs under my linux.. still source avail. would be a good idea..
yes, this will be done soon (sources package are almost ready).
petersieg wrote: But there is NO readme, small documentation..? How does it work.. there seems to be just background servers, no frontend to switch disk images etc.?
this is an alpha port. I made quickly this version for one person who buy a board in the last batch.

the usage is quite simple : hxcfloppyemulator name_of_the_floppyfile
petersieg wrote:
Another question.. are you developing the stand alone SD version further..?
When do you think, will a productive pcb version available..?
indeed yes!. i am working on an upgrade of the firmware.
After this i will work on the new pcb. no date sorry.


you can find some video demo on youtube:

USB version:
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=9JtvMyur-DY
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=aMFbRTSsr58

SDCard version :
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=0arlGguYEts
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=KtazXt_Kc4s

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=C9MN5t9i1Tc

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Thanks for the info's!

It looks like we are going to make another pcb batch for the usb version in the next 2-3 weeks. I have interest for 12 pieces.. and probably will order 15 pcb's.. I also have contact to a cpld source - programmed - for a good price..

A forum64 user is also in the middle of making a eagle layout for the sd card
version!

Peter

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petersieg wrote:Thanks for the info's!
A forum64 user is also in the middle of making a eagle layout for the sd card
version!

Peter
be aware that i will probably make some changes in the schematic and that the actual schematic / pcb of the standalone version will not be supported anymore by the software in the future ! (that's why i said "is not recommended for production." in archive!)
So please wait a little to have the good schematic and pcb!

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@Jeff: Is this the correct version of the CPLD flash file:?

HxCFloppyEmu_CPLD_EPM7128S_250308.pof

(7997 Bytes)

I have ordered 20 pcb's. For forum64+cpc forum, I have reserved 16 units (pcb+cpld only) ..

I hope, all goes well...

Many thanks,
Peter

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petersieg wrote:@Jeff: Is this the correct version of the CPLD flash file:?

HxCFloppyEmu_CPLD_EPM7128S_250308.pof

(7997 Bytes)

I have ordered 20 pcb's. For forum64+cpc forum, I have reserved 16 units (pcb+cpld only) ..

I hope, all goes well...

Many thanks,
Peter
yes this the correct bitstream.

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Post by dub »

Hi Peter,

Sorry for my english, but I'm French. :)


I wish to know if it's always possible to reserve / order pcb's for me.

Please... I prefer Usb Floppy simulator because I don't want to make too much modification of the motherboard of my atari st.

thanks for your answer.
Olivier.

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dub wrote:Hi Peter,

Sorry for my english, but I'm French. :)


I wish to know if it's always possible to reserve / order pcb's for me.

Please... I prefer Usb Floppy simulator because I don't want to make too much modification of the motherboard of my atari st.

thanks for your answer.
Olivier.
but you don't need to make any modification of the motherboard with the standalone ?!

if you want contact Peter try this forum :

http://www.forum64.de/wbb3/index.php?pa ... 9&pageNo=5

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Jeff wrote: but you don't need to make any modification of the motherboard with the standalone ?!
I see the standalone and I don't want to "solder" wire for video input/ouput into motherboard.

I'm not sure of english word so in French (Je ne veux pas souder des cables pour la partie video sur la carte mère de l'atari, à moins que je me trompe)

thanks for the links. And thanks for all the works you make for us :D

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dub wrote:
Jeff wrote: but you don't need to make any modification of the motherboard with the standalone ?!
I see the standalone and I don't want to "solder" wire for video input/ouput into motherboard.

I'm not sure of english word so in French (Je ne veux pas souder des cables pour la partie video sur la carte mère de l'atari, à moins que je me trompe)

thanks for the links. And thanks for all the works you make for us :D
Je vois, mais je pense qu'il y a confusion: Ici c'est pas le sdiskemul, mais l'HxC Floppy Emulator:
La version standalone est basée sur un LCD, donc pas d'histoire de cable video :
jettes un oeil là: http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emu ... pyemulator
et là:
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=KtazXt_Kc4s

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Post by dub »

Effectivement je suis un boulet :oops:

j'avais effectivement fait le lien entre les deux alors que j'aurais pas dû. J'aime trop mes machines pour les abimer.

Du coup je vais attendre que tu ais fini ton développement et je me laisserais tenter par la standalone (même si je dois la monter moi-même)

Donc j'ai bien lu ton site, et le lien vers le dossier complet zippé n'est pas disnopible ce qui doit être normal car en cours de développent.
Je me demandais juste si le PIC18F4525 sera toujours gardé ou si ça peut évoluer, car je ne possède pas de programmateur et j'ai la possiblité d'en commander un. Et je me demandais si il fallait mieux attendre ?
Et au niveau de l'install interne dans les machines, j'ai un amiga 600 et un atari 520 STF, on a juste à brancher la PCB sur la nappe du lecteur de disquette ?


Encore bravo pour ton travail, je suis très admiratif.


@Peter : sorry, for the last post, but I will waiting for the standalone version.

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