Connect modern media to Amstrad CPC

Started by freaktmp, 18:42, 08 April 09

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freaktmp

Hello,
I have been trying for quite some time to find and interface to connect modern media (SD, MMC, CF, whatever) to the Amstrad CPC 6128. I have no electronics skills and a severe case of the shakes, so making one out of schematics is not really an option for me. I need something I can buy assembled and ready to function and I'm willing to pay a substantial amount for it. I came close to buying an SDiskEmul but that didn't work out. Is there anyway I can buy something new or used? Could you point me to another site/forum that I can ask?

Thank you
Aris
Financially I'm set for life, provided I die next week.


freaktmp

"I will post all the necessary files to "make yourself" sure. But I understand that is not a "easy" project: you need an EEPROM / GAL / AVR Microcontroller programmer and not everybody has it."

I've already come across this one. For the foreseeable future this is a DIY project, so it's not for me.

The closest to plug and play I've come across so far is a 3.5'' floppy drive with an Flashpath Smartdisc 3.5'' disc to MMC adapter, and that's already a good deal of work (bying cables and the adapter and putting all together), with no guaranty that it will work!
Financially I'm set for life, provided I die next week.

DaDMaN

Quote from: freaktmp on 19:44, 08 April 09
"I will post all the necessary files to "make yourself" sure. But I understand that is not a "easy" project: you need an EEPROM / GAL / AVR Microcontroller programmer and not everybody has it."

I've already come across this one. For the foreseeable future this is a DIY project, so it's not for me.

The closest to plug and play I've come across so far is a 3.5'' floppy drive with an Flashpath Smartdisc 3.5'' disc to MMC adapter, and that's already a good deal of work (bying cables and the adapter and putting all together), with no guaranty that it will work!
Hi!
As I say on other post:
Quote from: DaDMaNHi everybody!
Yes, the final version will be RTC and EEPROM friendly :P with the management ROM.
About comercialize this project, I don't known. I will post all the necessary files to "make yourself" sure. But I understand that is not a "easy" project: you need an EEPROM / GAL / AVR Microcontroller programmer and not everybody has it.
If there are so many people with buying intention, maybe I can pay to others to manufacture the board for me. I don't known pricing of PCB manufacturing anyway


freaktmp

Was I wrong to say that for the foreseeable future it remains a DIY project?

If you have changed your mind and you intend to make these babies (as long as I can run games from it and it does not require any soldering) count me in for 1 to 3 pieces, depending on the pricing!

I already have such interfaces for Amiga, Spectrum, Commodore, NES, GBA-SP, etc and I'd really REALLY love to have some for my Amstrads!!!
Financially I'm set for life, provided I die next week.

Ygdrazil

QuoteIf there are so many people with buying intention, maybe I can pay to others to manufacture the board for me.

Count me in - and I will order 3, one for me and 2 for my CPC friends here in my hometown - of course depending on the price!

How many people are we talking about to make this project go!

/Ygdrazil



Quote from: DaDMaN on 19:40, 09 April 09
Hi!
As I say on other post:

Gryzor

One or two for me...a few more for people I know!

the KING

Wow.... hold on a minute!
Wouldn't it be better to keep the "ordering list" in one place? We already have a list in the first thread. Don't try to push me down the ranks!

;-)

Tom

Gryzor

Quote from: the KING on 13:00, 10 April 09
Wow.... hold on a minute!
Wouldn't it be better to keep the "ordering list" in one place? We already have a list in the first thread. Don't try to push me down the ranks!

;-)

Tom

Hey, I can manipulate the posts and make you disappear :D First is MINE!

the KING

Quote from: Gryzor on 14:48, 10 April 09
Hey, I can manipulate the posts and make you disappear :D First is MINE!
>:(  You wouldn't dare....

;)

Tom

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