From: MagerValp (MagerValp_at_cling.gu.se)
Date: 2008-06-26 22:06:46
>>>>> "RB" == <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: RB> Several times I have been thinking about a device that can replace RB> the mechanical drive and this prooves that it can be done W/O RB> using an FPGA but just plain common available materials. Replacing the 1541 mech with a microcontroller is relatively simple (yes, I have also been thinking about this several times :). You only have to monitor the motor control, head stepping, and r/w control, and then output a continuous stream of GCR bytes. D64 sectors can be converted to GCR on the fly. The biggest hurdle is giving the device a decent user interface, and some way of uploading D64 images (USB + PC client, SD card + buttons, etc). Of course, with the absolutely fantastic 1541 Ultimate being available, this is largely an academic excercise :) -- ___ . . . . . + . . o _|___|_ + . + . + . Per Olofsson, arkadspelare o-o . . . o + MagerValp@cling.gu.se - + + . http://www.cling.gu.se/~cl3polof/ Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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