TriMod CBM Adapter – One Commodore Floppy for two worlds

TriMod CBM Adapter - One Commodore Floppy for two worlds

IEEE-488 floppies for the CBM world are very rare and expensive. Why not just take a cheap VC1541 and expand it with an IEEE-488 connector, but without losing the serial IEC connector. With the TriMod CBM adapter the floppy can do both. It can be connected e.g. to a C64 via the serial connection, or e.g. to a CBM 8032 via the IEEE-488 connection.

New motherboard for the Commodore 1541 floppy drive

New motherboard for the Commodore 1541 floppy drive

Some time ago I decided to give some of my old VC1541 floppy drives a new mainboard. Some drives were in quite bad shape when I had taken them over. I had to replace traces or patch hairline cracks on many of them. They all work again, but looking nice is something else. So I had to get something new…

XoomFloppy Pro – May it be a little more?

XoomFloppy Pro

The XoomFloppy is already an ingenious device. But sometimes you need a bit more in terms of ports. Now you could expand the XoomFloppy in a cumbersome way, or as in this case, create a “Pro” variant. The maximum with a minimum of space was my goal.

XoomFloppy – The ZoomFloppy in miniature size

XoomFloppy - The ZoomFloppy in miniature size

Connecting a Commodore floppy drive or printer to a PC is no longer a problem. Via USB this is very easy with different hardware solutions. But what I was missing was an elegant solution. So I came up with the idea of the XoomFloppy and packed the whole thing into a USB stick.