OpenDrive, a open hardware flashcart

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soniccd123
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OpenDrive, a open hardware flashcart

Post by soniccd123 » Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:47 pm

So, thats what my repros have become

I was trying to make repros with 3.3V chips safely, while testing things with Flash Memory, for sake of simplicity, I developed a programmer that could write the Flash through the cartridge main connector. Then it hit me that I basically had build a flashcart. In the last few months I have been polishing it, testing it and developing the needed software and now, here it is:

The OpenDrive project:

Flashcart: https://github.com/soniccd123/OpenDrive-Genesis
Programmer: https://github.com/soniccd123/OpenDrive-Programmer
PC Software: https://github.com/soniccd123/OpenDrive-Editor
Firmware: https://github.com/soniccd123/OpenDrive ... r-firmware

For now only a Sega Genesis version is available, but a SNES one is being developed to be used with an adapter.

Decided to share it with the world because I think its the right thing, to people modify and learn from it, I know that there are better solutions in the marked, but competing with them is really not the focus. This project objective is to create a open plataform for others to build their projects and, if a DIY entusiast want, to use it to play backups!

Hope this helps someone

Soniccd123.

DeLFuS
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Re: OpenDrive, a open hardware flashcart

Post by DeLFuS » Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:39 am

your words:
"Created this from my old project with repros, as challenge and for personal use. Decided to share the project for other to use and learn. Hope it is useful to somebody!"



The truth is that you are also helping me a lot in this matter and I thank you very much. Any contribution I can make, I'll tell you. :beer: :wink:

soniccd123
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Re: OpenDrive, a open hardware flashcart

Post by soniccd123 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:44 pm

DeLFuS wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:39 am
your words:
"Created this from my old project with repros, as challenge and for personal use. Decided to share the project for other to use and learn. Hope it is useful to somebody!"



The truth is that you are also helping me a lot in this matter and I thank you very much. Any contribution I can make, I'll tell you. :beer: :wink:
Hey, thanks a lot! I'm happy that the project is helping. Be sure to read the documentation I wrote about every piece if you dont understand something, it may not be complete and if you think something is lacking or not clearly written, tell me and I can change it. Also, any question, i'm here.

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