I have hacked together an expansion board for the CPC, letting it connect to your home router/accesspoint via WiFi.
It also features a romboard and sd card for file access.
It's a bit rough at the moment, but the basics do work.
Please check it out at:spinpoint.org – Duke's tech ramblings…
Let me know what you think - Any use, or plain madness
- It was fun doing atleast.
Oh yes I've only tested on CPC6128. And briefly on a CPC6128+ (it works on the plus,
but burning rubber fails to launch, probably sortable romconflict
It should work on 464 and 664 too, but not tested yet.
Tested on CPC464 and CPC664, all fine.
M4 Board with MX4 connector price 40 euro
M4 Board with Edge connector price 43.5 euro
Adapter PCB unassembled/assembled 6/7 euro
Shipping cost to most of europe <100g 3.5 euro
Shipping cost to most of europe <250g 7 euro
2 boards is possible with <100 gramAbout connectors:
Regular CPC has edge connector. CPC+ and Schneider CPC (only 6128?) have centronics connector.
If you have a regular CPC (not plus or schneider cpc6128) you will need M4 with Edge connector
you have or buy:
MotherX4 board+cable (from Toto @ MotherX4 Main Board
or a "Edge cable for MotherX4" (from Toto @ MotherX4 Main Board
or you order adapter PCB (which has 1 MX4 slot and edge connector, see this post Amstrad CPC WiFi
If you have a CPC+ or Schneider with centronics connector(Schneider CPC6128 only), you will need M4 with MX4 connector
Centronics to MX4 cable, 7 euro (if you do not have a MotherX4 board).Documentation:
Instructions on usage (and a bit of developer information, WIP).http://www.spinpoint.org/cpc/m4info.txt
Need a board, then send me a private message (with your email address), and let me know which connector you need on it.