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  1. the SDrive automatically loads the menu program, and the Atari boots to that, i use the menu program to load all 4 disk drive slots, browsing through the files on the TV/monitor. Then i press the reset and it boots from the image I selected for Drive 0. I put the disk images on the SD card from my windows PC, i load up the sd card, then put it in the headless Sdrive. (I hope I understood the question correctly) Cheers. Just a thanks to the guys developing this, another thing to keep us busy Cheers guys.
  2. I created an SDRIVE, with no display and only one button, a reset. it loads the menu and I use the keyboard to select a disk image on screen. If I want to select a different disk image to boot from I reset the arduino so all 4 of my disk selections are dropped and I can reload them not sure if this is helpful, but it does seem to work ok :).
  3. Thanks for the link :). Yeah your right, I would have to make it accessible, to take advantage of the updates as they come. Could it be reflashed via bluetooth? I think the ESP32 has bluetooth built in? (one would still require access to the FLash button though so perhaps a mute point. ...) or just keep the 800xl lid unscrewed so to speak with the interface taped to the inside cover... I really need to give this all more thought. either way I'm excited, and I will be purchasing at least two of the final product when they are ready. Cheers.
  4. I love this project, you guys are doing an awesome thing. I've ordered a couple of ESP32 Dev boards, and looking forward to building an internal fujinet, I think. I currently have a couple of the standard ESP8266 boards, but I think i want to use the ESP32 instead. keep up the good work folks, I will be happy to post pics of my install and any questions or issues along the way. Which brings me to my first question, is it ok to simply solder to the required pins of the SIO connector on the motherboard (using the current schematic, not directly to the ESP32, sorry if that was not clear), so as to avoid having to build an enclosure, and figure out physical connection issues (excellent details on DIY here, but I'm still hoping to just stick it to the inside of the top portion of the case, outside of the RF shield. at any rate once again folks, this is awesome. Also quick note, I listened to "Antic, the Atari 8bit Podcast Episode 63" that has a great interview with Thom. excellent excellent information in that interview.
  5. So the 3 I ordered from bang good came, but were not the same as the previous two, even though it’s the same link. But the github had updated files for it https://github.com/kbr-net/sdrive-max/releases/download/v1.2b3/sdrive-max-v12b3.zip
  6. So I built a little headless SDrive Max (i temperarily connected an LCD to get bast the touch screen calibration, so not it boots to D0 and the sdrivemax.atr file, so I have an on screen display) My home made unit uses the 7407 chip along with the two resisters...it's using a little SD board with level translaters built in. I was thinking it might be nice to also have an internal wifi device as well, I'm not not sure how to connect to internal devices? is there a trick to connecting two devices to the SIO bus? I have to admit I am not familiar with what is involved with the daisy chainging. Or do I just hook up everything to 4,3,5,7,10 for each device? No display on my Sdrive max, so very little current draw... and the ESP01 does not draw much either... any clues on connecting both internally at the same time? Cheers.
  7. I ordered the proper 2.8” tft and came up right away, I ordered 5 in total, first 2 then 3 more once I know they were good with the ili9341 driver. Cheers. https://banggood.app.link/O7OmjwNo0Z
  8. yup that driver worked for me and I have the same display. I'm going to take one of the available 3d printable cases, and adjust the window for the 2.4" display. if I succeed without too much frustation, i will post the result.
  9. ok thank you for taking the time to respond. very much appreciated. Cheers.
  10. Did you have to make any changes to the two files in zip? I tried Xloader with the display connected and it still did not work. I'm wondering if it can be "rebuilt" with the ID=0X6809 ?
  11. Just to confirm, you were using the atmega328-ili9338.zip file posted above?
  12. i was able to use the screen with the MCUFRIEND_kbv library, i ran the various examples, including the one that lets you calibrate the touch screen, and the one that gives information about the LCD. so I know the screen is working my screen said it as ID=0X6809 as indicated at the end of the graphictest_kvb sketch. i tried xloader without I think? would it make a difference? (sorry pretty new to this...)
  13. I have the arduino Uno the one indicated as the Bestest Aruduino. But unfortunately I have the dreaded: ili9338 based disply... I tried to use the XLoader program to load the two files in the atmega328-ili9338 folder. First i loaded the eeprom_writer.hex, it successfully loaded, then I loaded the Sdrive.hex from the same folder. then powered down the unit and plugged in the display. and all I got was the white screen... is there any other trick to it? Cheers.
  14. At the risk of sounding thick, does this software support the serial port on a V2 NanoPeb? I have one coming in the mail. I'm pretty new to them, a newbie in fact. What would the maximum speed be? (I would be connecting the serial port to an ESP12 device pre MAX232 on the board?) or just build a nice wifi modem and connect it to the NanoPeb via 9 pin serial connection Cheers.
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