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Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« on: 15:04, 23 August 15 »
As requested by many CPC 464 users, here a way to plug the Amstrad DDI-1 at end of the MotherX4.
Two parts here: A ribbon cable (SCSI like) and the edge adapter. Note that is better to power it using the MotherX4 PSU jack.

Last but not least, it allow to use Edge expansions on a Centronics CPC w/ or w/o MotherX4.  8)
« Last Edit: 15:21, 23 August 15 by TotO »
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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #1 on: 18:56, 23 August 15 »
Nice, that answers the questions I had about Mother X4 & DDI-1
Oh, and Payday is around the corner  :D

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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #2 on: 19:51, 23 August 15 »
A 464 setup is already quite wide, with this it will be quite deep as well ;D

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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #3 on: 21:46, 23 August 15 »
A 464 setup is already quite wide, with this it will be quite deep as well ;D
But also....


Quite powerful
Quite Usable


and above all


Quite Desirable.


Damn I'm envious of this setup. when you have it, you wanna swap it for my spare 6128 plus? ;)

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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #4 on: 23:59, 23 August 15 »
I thought that I had first refusal on your spare 6128 plus Craig?

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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #5 on: 00:02, 24 August 15 »
As requested by many CPC 464 users, here a way to plug the Amstrad DDI-1 at end of the MotherX4.
Two parts here: A ribbon cable (SCSI like) and the edge adapter. Note that is better to power it using the MotherX4 PSU jack.

Last but not least, it allow to use Edge expansions on a Centronics CPC w/ or w/o MotherX4.  8)

Nice work Tot0. Will you be selling them in your store at some point in the future at all?

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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #6 on: 00:12, 24 August 15 »
I thought that I had first refusal on your spare 6128 plus Craig?
Damn, Too many threads.... Well it was worth a chance LOL I have to dye the 464 plus first then get @Bryce to find 1 spare week or two to mod it :)


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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #7 on: 00:20, 24 August 15 »
Yeah that's ok. I only asked, as I haven't been able to get much time to read the forum recently and thought that you had dyed the 464 plus and was therefore ready to sell the 6128 plus.

Yep I would like to know where the time goes as well....  :)

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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #8 on: 14:09, 24 August 15 »
Nice work TotO. Will you be selling them in your store at some point in the future at all?
Yes. I will try to update my website in the week.  8)
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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #9 on: 14:13, 24 August 15 »
Excellent. They should sell well.

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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #10 on: 13:48, 25 August 15 »
Hi TotO

looks good, but any plans to make some right angle adapters for the MotherX4 board as well?

something like what zaxon made for sale at the end of 2014:
Adapter for mx4 board

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cheers

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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #11 on: 13:50, 25 August 15 »
Sure, I can. But understand that using a ribbon cable avoid the MotherX4 to climb to the expansion.  ;D 
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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #12 on: 13:58, 25 August 15 »
yeah, that's true  - maybe some short plastic standoffs would be useful on the MotherX4's PCB mounting holes!

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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #13 on: 11:03, 28 August 15 »
Now online: MX4-Edge adapter - Cent Pour Cent   ;D

- 4.90€ for the adapter only
- 7.90€ with MX4-MX4 cable (SCSI like)
- 9.90€ with MX4-Centronics cable (same as MotherX4)

« Last Edit: 11:22, 28 August 15 by TotO »
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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #14 on: 20:27, 28 August 15 »
Nice present for our CPC6128's 30st birthday!  :)
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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #15 on: 00:51, 28 May 19 »
@TotO  PM Sent  :)

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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #16 on: 03:15, 28 May 19 »
Now online: MX4-Edge adapter - Cent Pour Cent   ;D   


Hi Tot0


The link is unwell.


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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #17 on: 04:34, 28 May 19 »

Hi Tot0


The link is unwell.


Ray


Yea, if I read correctly on another CPC site, he stopped using that due to PayPal issues??. Need to chase him up directly now.


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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #18 on: 06:33, 28 May 19 »

Finally found out What ACME is ?

Arnold Computer Multi-Expansions


http://www.centpourcent.net


will get you to the site.


But not to the Ddi-1 and Mother 4 ?


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Re: Amstrad DDI-1 and MotherX4
« Reply #19 on: 13:06, 28 May 19 »
I have to reorder PCB for building adapters to plug the DDI-1 to the MotherX4.
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