New Guide: Adafruit Floppy FeatherWing with 34-Pin IDC Connector
Relive the days when storage was counted out in kilobytes, not gigabytes, using the Adafruit Floppy FeatherWing on a Feather board. This is perfect for interfacing with 34-Pin IDC Connector floppy drives that were ubiquitous on PC’s. This ‘Wing has level shifting and a ready-to-plug connector that works with 3.5″ or 5.25″ floppy disks for reading or writing!
The Adafruit Floppy FeatherWing Guide has all you need to get started with this FeatherWing together with the Feather RP2040 using the Arduino or CircuitPython environment. You can also download a ready-to-go Greaseweazle-compatible firmware and start archiving floppies using the (free! and open source!) GreaseWeazle or FluxEngine software on your host computer. There are pages for overview, pinouts, libraries, and code examples for the Adafruit Floppy FeatherWing. And of course downloadable resources including the full design files, since it’s open source hardware.
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