New motherboard for the Commodore 1541 floppy drive, Part II

New 1541 Controller Board

Here now the promised 2nd part about a new system board for the floppy drive VC1541 from Commodore. A complete redesign and the merging of different projects into a new controller board was my goal.

Small update for the XoomFloppy Pro

Small update for the XoomFloppy Pro

Due to some feedback, I have adapted the XoomFloppy Pro a little bit. Apparently the Centronics connector for the IEEE-488 port is needed more than I thought. Therefore I have tried, with minimal enlargement of the board, to bring this still under. The result is the XoomFloppy Pro II.

Rebuild of the IEC64W IEEE-488 card for the Commodore C64

Rebuild of the IEC64W IEEE-488 card for the Commodore C64

This article is about the rebuild of an old IEEE-488 interface card for the Commodore C64 and Commodore C128. This card was very useful if you had e.g. the Commodore SFD-1001 floppy which had only one IEEE-488 connector. But also the old CBM floppy drives could be connected to a C64 or C128. Since such hardware is getting rare and hard to get, I rebuilt the board.