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Community => Exhibition / Gallery => Topic started by: xchip on Jan 17, 2013, 06:17 pm

Title: Virtual hard disk for an old school computer
Post by: xchip on Jan 17, 2013, 06:17 pm
All the details are here, I hope you like it!

http://codinglab.blogspot.be/2013/01/virtual-msx-disk-drive.html
Title: Re: Virtual hard disk for an old school computer
Post by: robtillaart on Jan 17, 2013, 06:28 pm
This is a wonderful usage of Arduino, not seen before! A+
Title: Re: Virtual hard disk for an old school computer
Post by: terryking228 on Jan 17, 2013, 07:47 pm
Fantastic! You made it look easy, but I understand some of the details you had to cover...

I once designed and  wirewrapped a floppy disk controller for a (now) OldSkool computer. And it took me a LOT longer to get it to work!
Title: Re: Virtual hard disk for an old school computer
Post by: pYro_65 on Jan 18, 2013, 05:01 am
Nice, hehe, chuck on a wifi/ethernet shield and host the data from a webserver.
Title: Re: Virtual hard disk for an old school computer
Post by: MichaelMeissner on Jan 18, 2013, 02:01 pm
Rather that trying to put a 720kb physical disk drive on your Arduino or use networked disk from a PC, I would think about getting a micro-sd (or sd) shield and use that as the disk drive (presumably copying the bits from the original disk drive).  That way the unit becomes self contained, and doesn't need the PC nearby.