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Thinking of a custom controller for Amiga disks

I was thinking of working at a similar project as my own D1541, but this new one for Amiga disks and 3 and 1/2 inch drives. It would probably be something similar to KryoFlux, i.e. supporting multiple formats, but using … Continue reading

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IECHost DIY kits soon to be up for sale!

Today I received the PCBs for revision 1.1 of IECHost that I plan to make available to generic users and not just to beta testers. They are quite smaller than the ones for revision 1.0 and rather simple to solder … Continue reading

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IECHost update

To my surprise all the IECHost prototypes I planned to make available to beta testers are now gone. I am leaving a couple of revision 1.0 PCBs in my possession, along with a fully built prototype, for reference. Based on … Continue reading

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IECHost PCB prototype

I got a chance to build one IECHost device late yesterday so here’s a picture of the result: Apart for the USB part it pretty much looks like a circuit from the 80s and shall surely blend in well in … Continue reading

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IECHost PCBs

IECHost PCBs arrived safely! They look quite odd at first sight, but if you pay attention to signal lines at the bottom (as in the picture below) and the pattern of components on the top side, it makes much more … Continue reading

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IECHost boards shipped

The printed circuit boards for IECHost I had ordered a few days back were manufactured and shipped today. Yay! Stay tuned for more news on the subject 🙂

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More on the INPUT# command

Recently I commented on how an INPUT# command can cause execution to hang on a Commodore home-computer if the device for which it is intended is not on the IEC bus. I thought to provide some more details on what … Continue reading

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