The ZX1541 interface for the friends of through-hole components

Building the ZX1541 interface in SMD was no problem, at least as far as the space required for the given board dimensions was concerned. It was a bit more tricky to realize the whole thing with THT components with unchanged dimensions. It wasn't easy, but in the end it worked out.

Building the ZX1541 interface in SMD was no problem, at least as far as the space required for the given board dimensions was concerned. It was a bit more tricky to realize the whole thing with THT components with unchanged dimensions. It wasn’t easy, but in the end it worked out.

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.

The TriMod CBM adapter now also without SMD

My preference for SMD is certainly not shared by everyone. And I promised some time ago to make a version of the TriMod CBM adapter without SMD. And I would like to present it to you in this article. You could also say that Lent is over, it may be a little more again…

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.

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.