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by zaxon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Ok, my fault, paraller , serial .. bzzzz ;) Idea anyway is canceled due to Oric case design ;) "That being said, if you do a pass-through printer connector, you could also extend the interface board to put some joystick connectors, since this port is often used for that. " You mean connect it flat, ...
by zaxon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Hmm, it is my DDI3 for amstrad CPC,(similiar unit like CUMANA , floppy emulator and floppy interface) connected direct to CPC expansion port. I can redraw CUMANA board and shrink it for this style, but i think, 34 pin connector is to weak to hold it in place. Maybe if i use rerial port too ? Only fo...
by zaxon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Just a question: will it possible to upgrade the FF firmware on your board (or even change it to HxC) ? It is, FF is installed by default,so update is easy from pendrive. On board is socket for programer, so you can reflash it for HXC but i not see any reason for use HXC firmware and you do it on o...
by zaxon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

it can be done ;) My interface take approx 300-400 mA ,BTW.
by zaxon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

dimensions,
by zaxon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Is not to late, i have 30 PCB so soon will be more for sale but i need do this first 10 for people who trust and preorder it. I hope relist next 10 on end of next week.

About second 3,5 drive, i plan do separate unit, also in this case. Will be not really expensive.
by zaxon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Ok, first one ready, drive ABBA switch added , wirning complete 9 to do..... :D

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by zaxon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Atmos style case ;)

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by zaxon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

USB drive is on board + one normal floppy connector. Also, on board is goldpins for connect switch (as extra option) for swap first and second drive.

So USB can be first or second drive, more drives can be connected on ribbon cable.
by zaxon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Ok, first board assembled and working so production mode is ON ;)

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by zaxon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Info about progress. MB8877 controllers and 9216B data separator was sent from China today via Fedex so i expect it on end of week. . Boards is ready and waiting for pickup from DHL in China so also will be here on end of week. Displays is on the way i expect it tomorrow. Rest of components i have r...
by zaxon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Ok, good news and bad news. Good news is: Prototype working as dream ,today i finished redraw final PCB version board and send it to factory. Is under production now. Metal cases ordered and under construction. Bad news is, I cannot do big batch (what will be cheaper) without preorder , sorry. I do ...
by zaxon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Ok, after few days fight, prototype running ;)

by zaxon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Let me finish board first. Anyway, what is wrong with my case? Is metal, solid, good painted ,cheap (approx 8 GBP) i print only front panel. Printing all case take long time and 3d print is still plastic 3D print. https://images89.fotosik.pl/300/88e982bce10be7b1med.jpg https://images89.fotosik.pl/30...
by zaxon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1526

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

Ok, fight with board, some wires was required ;) But finally, INSERT SYSTEM DISK,

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About displays, this red one is OLED and expensive, i try do it cheap as possible....