Re: PC as 1541

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:21:21 -0500
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On 4/28/2011 3:32 PM, Gábor Lénárt wrote:
> Re,
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 09:02:11PM +0200, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
>> That's what the ZoomFloppy (or the XS1541 or the XU1541) is about.
>> That's exactly why they were invented.
> I know (now), and even at the time of my first mail I had that suspect, just
> I wanted to save money/time etc, if building a simple cable is enough which
> can be done by myself easily too, also no money is needed (I have some spare
> parts at home). However building something like those we're talking about
> are not simple, and it needs to purchase some parts, and/or you should order
> the ready product. Unfortunately it's hardly an option for me, currently
> because of other financial problems here ... And the sad news about these
> things that those are very expensive compared to their "knowledge" to a PC
> hardware for example. Ok I know, these are low-mass products etc, but still
> it can be problem for people like me. Building can be an option which is
> cheaper (I think) but then my experience is not enough to build these, or
> not even instructions/PCB layouts/firmwares etc (usually) that one can build
> one, I don't like this aspect too much :-(
If you would like to write the firmware for ZoomFloppy to access the OS 
via the USB connection, I'd be happy to donate a ZoomFloppy to the 
cause.  That goes for any type of support on any of the products I 
offer.  I wouldn't want cost of an item to stand in the way of a good idea.

If that's of interest, I would encourage you to grab a copy of the GIT 
repo for xum1541, the AVR GCC toolchain for Linux, and a good editor.


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