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. Jim Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2011-04-29 04:00:07
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