Amiga DrawBridge – archive Amiga floppies without a computer #Amiga

Rob Smith has created the Arduino Amiga Floppy Disk Reader/Writer, colloquially known as the DrawBridge. A completely open solution created with Arduino as a starting point and all of the information that you’d need to build it can be found on his homepage.

One of the more interesting features of the DrawBridge is that he has put together a modified version of WinUAE, allowing the emulator to work directly with your physical disks! He later ported the feature so that the same can be done with the Greaseweazle, pretty impressive stuff.

You don’t need more than few relatively common modules and a ton of wires to make it work. GitHub user tebl has made a decorative and functional PCB for soldering the components to.

For the technical details as well as information regarding the modules included by this specific GitHub project, consult the table below – follow the documentation links for build instructions, BOM, etc. Faceplates and any backplates listed are mainly decorative, allowing you to put together something similar to a case without actually requiring a 3D printer.

Module Required Documentation Order
Amiga DrawBridge Yes DocumentationFirmware PCBWay
Amiga DrawBridge FA1 Faceplate Documentation PCBWay
Amiga DrawBridge FA2 Faceplate Documentation PCBWay
Amiga DrawBridge BA1 Backplate Documentation PCBWay


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