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SDrive-ARM - market reseach/preorder

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Hi,

 

This topic opened to reseach market and collect requests for SDrive-ARM device.

Please check details on github.

 

Short characteristics:

  • SDrive was developed originally by C.P.U. team in 2008 and use AT Mega 8 processor;
  • It is extension of previous project with following features:
    • Works with Atari 8-bit systems like Atari 800, 800xl, XE/GS, etc.
    • 5V compatible 32bit Cypress CY8C4245AXI ARM processor with:
      • 48 MHz core
      • 32Kb Flash
      • 4Kb RAM
    • MicroSD card reader
    • Capacitive buttons (Next drive, Prev drive, Boot drive)
    • 6 LEDs (1 green, 1 red and 4 yellow)
    • Reset button
    • Each SIO pin connected to ARM I/O pin (Possibility for functionality extension)
    • One RW/RO switch for microSD card
    • original drive ID's switchng DIPs excluded

Estimated prices:

  • PCB + Case- $15
  • PCB + Case + pre-programmed ARM - $25
  • Assembled device - $50

Please write in this topic if you want to buy.

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I'm interested in 1 assembled device and possibly 1 PCB and Case.

 

With the PCB and Case, do you supply a complete list of needed components and instructions and I would assemble, solder, and program everything else? Thanks.

 

ravard

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I would be interested in one. What exactly would one have to do to assemble it? Even soldering the ARM on the PCB?

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I would be interested in one. What exactly would one have to do to assemble it? Even soldering the ARM on the PCB?

 

Yes, ARM soldering is needed, but used chip is quite easy to solder.

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With the PCB and Case, do you supply a complete list of needed components and instructions and I would assemble, solder, and program everything else? Thanks.

 

 

Of course all information already placed on github. And if it is needed will be printed and added to package on request.

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So would it be as simple as loading roms into the SD card? How complicated would this be to run games? As simple as an everdrive?

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Hi. I'm interested, but needing some clarification about the PCB + Case + pre-programmed ARM option. Are all the components included and need to be soldered on to the board, or are they all soldered on with exception of the processor?

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Hi. I'm interested, but needing some clarification about the PCB + Case + pre-programmed ARM option. Are all the components included and need to be soldered on to the board, or are they all soldered on with exception of the processor?

Hi, no, this option means as is - there will be one empty PCB, one empty case and one programmed ARM chip.

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So would it be as simple as loading roms into the SD card? How complicated would this be to run games? As simple as an everdrive?

ROMs can be just copied to microSD card on any PC with card reader.

Games starting are easy also - just assigning needed image to drive in bootloader and after it start game.

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You should move this thread to A8 forum.

Here not many people will read it and your link in the A8 SDrive-ARM thread will soon be submerged by other posts.

As you can see, at the moment a preorder thread for another device is running in the A8 forum.

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Hi, no, this option means as is - there will be one empty PCB, one empty case and one programmed ARM chip.

So whomever purchases that option would be required to buy all the additional LEDs, resistors, VRM, etc that listed on the parts list document on github?

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ROMs can be just copied to microSD card on any PC with card reader.

Games starting are easy also - just assigning needed image to drive in bootloader and after it start game.

if it's as easy as it sounds, I would take one assembled. Just boot the system up as though I where booting from a drive? Is there an actual graphic user interface, or do I need to load each ROM individually?

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Search "atari sdrive" on youtube and you'll find some good video's showing how it works.

wow that does look pretty simple, I'm definitely in. Do you need to add files to the SD card other than the roms?

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I haven't used this so I don't know what you need to do to setup a new SD card. But I think the programs you load onto it will be ATR disk images, not rom files.

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So whomever purchases that option would be required to buy all the additional LEDs, resistors, VRM, etc that listed on the parts list document on github?

First and second variant targeted to geeks who like solder iron =) So all remaining parts can be easily taken from digikey or mouser.

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