Desk of Ladyada – Flippin’ Floppin’ Happily Rockin’ #DeskOfLadyada #Floppy @Adafruit @DigiKey

This week, we were under the weather, so did not get as much hardware done, but we did get a few hours this weekend to keep working on our Floppsy board – mostly getting the hardware back to the state it was when we first started our Floppy experimentation.

Last week, we got the SD and TFT working, this week we got our Adafruit_Floppy examples working including mass-storage mode! We don’t have disk writing yet, so that’s next to have MSD mode works ‘transparently’. Also, we want to re-add Apple Disk ][ support.

Woz made some interesting decisions with their design, which means we will have to add a new 2×10 IDC connector, a negative -12V power supply, and make sure we have the extra stepper phase pins.

Also, we want to support ‘hacked’ disks using an external optical sensor so we will want a separate STEMMA port for a reflective light sensor.

Also catch The Great Search – this week: Right angle reflective light sensor (blog post)

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