Re: GPIB to USB interface

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:42:40 -0500
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On 4/15/2012 4:18 AM, A.Fachat wrote:
> Yes, the route to use CBM drives from the PC seems to be the exclusive 
> route these days.
> But I am also looking into using the PC as a floppy drive for my PETs.
> I have done this over a serial line for my own 6502 operating system, 
> so a server side is actually available. It's "just" a matter of 
> writing an atmega client that works as drive and communicates with the 
> PC via serial over usb.
> I even have an XS1541 here but didn't have the time... But since my 
> homebuilt printer-port ieee488 interface for the PC broke, and I am 
> using cn232 with my only PC left with a serial i/f, the pressure gets 
> stronger...
The ZoomFloppy hardware should support using the PC as a FD/HDD, and 
there is plenty of room in the uC for more code.  Alas, there's no code 
to implement that feature as yet.


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