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    SD2IEC can also be assembled on veroboard if you are looking for a cheap and easy DIY solution.

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    Would be kind of cool to combine the two and have a single device that could support both floppies and tapes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by galax View Post
    That looks like a great project! I am in a similar situation having found a free C64 but with no way to get software into it. It seemed a bit wrong to spend a whole lot of money on getting data into a free machine.

    My first 'project' (only took 2 hours) was to get an Arduino Pro Micro working as a USB keyboard. The pro micro is $8 on Aliexpress and is I think faster than the Uno. When I get some time I'll give the Tapuino a try on it.

    There's a guy on eBay selling connectors for $1.60 each. Shipping is about $10 to me, but I could order a larger quantity and send them on. I was planning on ordering some user port connectors too, so let me know if you want any of either.
    Hey!

    The pro micro should be fine, you'll just have to adjust for the pins.
    Can you give me the ebay link for those adapters? I'd like to check shipping to me. I'm definitely keen to get some either from ebay or you.

    Thanks
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    Default Tapuino, the $20 C64 Tape Emulator

    Here are the connectors, shipping might be OK if you buy a whole load of them. He also sells 10 user port connectors for US$14.99 http://www.ebay.com/itm/131140836103
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    Awesome project! Looking forward to see how it progresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plazma View Post
    SD2IEC can also be assembled on veroboard if you are looking for a cheap and easy DIY solution.
    That sounds like a fun project, do you have any links? I've got another idea for a disk drive emulator that could be interesting but that is a way away

    Quote Originally Posted by galax View Post
    Here are the connectors, shipping might be OK if you buy a whole load of them. He also sells 10 user port connectors for US$14.99 http://www.ebay.com/itm/131140836103
    That bloke doesn't ship to RSA so its a no go, however I did find this http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Card-Edge...t/140386456279 which is even cheaper if the shipping works out (should be cheaper for you too).

    Quote Originally Posted by protek View Post
    Awesome project! Looking forward to see how it progresses.
    Thanks! Busy laying out the veroboard version now.
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    Well I finally got it onto the veroboard:

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    Which was exciting, or rather frustrating! Managed to let the magic smoke out of an opto... never trust flux paste, it is the devil.
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    I'm really liking the look of this, great work .

    Hmmm do you think this could be adapted to work on a Pet ? I was looking at a petdisk but can't seem to get a reply from the chap doing it (bitfixer) so this could be an alternative.

    Good luck with this mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryton View Post
    I'm really liking the look of this, great work .

    Hmmm do you think this could be adapted to work on a Pet ? I was looking at a petdisk but can't seem to get a reply from the chap doing it (bitfixer) so this could be an alternative.

    Good luck with this mate.
    Hi,

    I'm not sure. I believe that the pet signalling might be different and I don't have one to test with, but if you are OK with C then it shouldn't be too hard to modify?
    Let me know if you want to build this, I'll have detailed instruction up for the veroboard build in a bit.
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    Actually, after further reading it seems that this might be pet compatible...

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    http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?63166-Tapuino-the-20-C64-Tape-Emulator
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