It's just a beautiful thing isn't it? The SDrive-MAX is amazing in its own regard, but even the partial support of .atx is a fantastic cherry on top. And that's on top of an SDrive that can actually support 4 drives and change images on the fly. Hello Alternate Reality the Dungeon!
Yet I can't help getting the feeling that many of our A8 compatriots still don't know about the SDrive-MAX or how incredible it is.
How do we change that? We need to change that...
I know, right?!?! I admit that I paid this far too little attention myself until recently. When Farb first mentioned it in the Atari 8-bit Software Preservation Project thread, I admit I confused it with the confusingly-similar named SDrive dongle SD card/SIO plug dongle device. I was totally unaware of this actual project until the link to the project was later posted. To quote my paraphrase my forum-handle inspiration, this gadget SHOULD be bigger an the microchip. But no ones heard of it.
Since then Ive done what I can. I built one last week and posted about on the Facebook Atari 8-bit Computers page where it got quite a bit of attention. Ive shared it in my own small circle of retrocomputing friends, at least two of whom want to build them now themselves. I plan to build two more in the coming weeks (one as a spare and one for a friend). Its fantastic. AND it handles .XEX and .CAS files all in one device that anyone can build themselves if they have a cable. Amazing.
Will this work: https://www.ebay.com..._from=R40&rt=nc
Kyle, I know the Arduino will work. Ive got two of them and they work great for this project. I dont know about the screen, It looks very similar to the specific recommended Elegoo unit so its *probably* identical just without the name. If it does all work, thats a great price - about what I paid for the Elegoo screen alone on Amazon about a week ago.
Edited by DrVenkman, Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:37 PM.