Monthly Archives: April 2014

DC2N2: another build in progress

As the last of the long file-name patents for FAT held by Microsoft is not going to be renewed, DC2N2 will not require me to go through any licensing agreement with them. Therefore I am building another DC2N2 mini 🙂

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DC2N3: a recurring question

People are asking me about the DC2N3 playback feature. Let me repeat this again: the code is written and tested. The hardware design is behind for two simple reasons: I can’t fit the tape port connector in any reasonable way on … Continue reading

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DC2N3 shipping

Those who’ve been asked for a shipping address should get their DC2N3 before Easter 🙂 On one of the devices the LCD panel was still not fitted: such panel alone sells for 12 GBP on eBay 🙂

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DC2N3 prototypes: final call

If you didn’t get a chance to buy a DC2N in order to preserve your tape collection then this is your call: I will be assembling all DC2N3-128k prototypes in the coming weeks. By now hopefully you know what they look like and how they … Continue reading

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DC2N3: upgraded micro-controller for new units

The testing of the new micro-controller for DC2N3-128k has finished. The MCU itself is more expensive but it has 8 times the RAM DC2N3 has got and 4 times its program memory: Even very slow USB drives seem to perform fine with the … Continue reading

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