Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by ApolloBoy » Fri May 15, 2015 4:53 pm

loopy wrote: The design's finally finished. Yes, they are still coming, I don't know when yet. If you can't stand waiting, I have a few hand assembled boards I suppose I could sell.
I'd be interested in a board, PM coming your way.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by ApolloBoy » Sat May 30, 2015 5:54 pm

So I got mine today and this little thing is absolutely awesome. It uses a command line program so it's a bit clunky, but it works very well and I'm surprised at how simple the actual board is to use with just that one button.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by bytestorm » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:18 am

Wow this is just awesome! Is this going to be open source or will they only sell asembled and ready from you?
Getting one either way :D but thought Id ask.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by jpx72 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:58 am

Waiting for mine too, I'm totally stalking the mailman every day! Can't wait to finally test it!!!
Loopy, you really don't have an idea how much I always wanted such thing!

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by rainwarrior » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:52 pm

Are they already for sale?

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by jpx72 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:20 pm

Not quite, just the few handmade.

Anyway is there a possibility to use the stick with Twin famicom? There is the port on the side that fits for it.
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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by ApolloBoy » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:08 am

jpx72 wrote:Anyway is there a possibility to use the stick with Twin famicom? There is the port on the side that fits for it.
It won't work on a Twin Famicom, that expansion port on the side is the same as the one on the back of the FDS RAM adapter so it wouldn't fit.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by mikejmoffitt » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:33 pm

With a little solder work, it should be possible to do it inside.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by ccovell » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:40 pm

Yes, I'm waiting for this adaptor too, but I only have a Twin Fami. I dunno if this doc is correct at all, but I made this over a decade ago:

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THIS MIGHT NOT BE CORRECT AT ALL!!!
("C" connector on Twin)			(FDS RAM) 

1	(Green)		10 	(Black)		MEDIA SET

2	(Blue)		12	(Purple)	STOP MOTOR

3	(Purple)	11	(White)		~READY

4	(Grey)		9	(Yellow)	<-DATA

5	(White)		7	(Grey)		~WRITABLE DATA

6	(Black)		5	(Orange)	->DATA

7	(Pink)		3	(Blue)		~SCAN MEDIA

8	(Olive Green)	1	(Green)		~WRITE GATE

9	(Brown1)	4	(Brown)		GND

10	(Magenta1)	2	(Lt. Blue)	Vcc(+5V) 

11	(Brown2)	6	(Pink)		MOTOR ON/BATTERY GOOD

12            :        This Terminal is not Used.



Inside FDS Disk Drive:
RAM connector -> Drive unit conn.

              UUUUUUU
  UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
  UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
  UUU  1   3   5   7   9   B   UUU
  UUU                          UUU
  UUU  2   4   6   8   A   C   UUU
  UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
  UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

A front view of the RAM adaptor's disk drive connector.


pin #   signal description		1x12 Drive Pin
-----	------------------		--------------
1	(O) -write			8	Grey	*
2	(O) VCC (+5VDC)			10	Black
3	(O) -scan media			7	Purple	*
4	(O) VEE (ground)		11	White
5	(O) write data			6	Blue
6	(I) motor on/batt.good (2.5v)	12	Pink (5v)
7	(I) -writable media		5	Green
8	(I) motor power (note 1)	9	Lt.Green
9	(I) read  data			4	Yellow
A	(I) -media set			1	Brown
B	(I) -ready			3	Orange	*
C	(O) -stop motor			2	Red

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by mic_ » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:15 am

Very cool. I'll definitely want to buy one of these when they're ready to be sold.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by jpx72 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:57 pm

Mine came today!
Loopy you did an awesome job, command line interface feels appropriate for FDS age, clicking for the right disk is fun, red/green LED shows everything I need to know about what's happening, fits in the socket very well and overall performance is great!
Thank you Loopy! Very very much!

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by loopy » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:56 am

bytestorm wrote:Is this going to be open source or will they only sell asembled and ready from you?
Getting one either way :D but thought Id ask.
Maybe sometime in the future. I've spent a few months and several $Thousand getting them made with some expectation of a return, I'm not going to give it away just yet. The software is open source.

A large batch of boards is being made but it will take a while because of backordered parts. I'll have some more handmade boards next week.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by Great Hierophant » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:27 pm

loopy wrote:
bytestorm wrote:Is this going to be open source or will they only sell asembled and ready from you?
Getting one either way :D but thought Id ask.
Maybe sometime in the future. I've spent a few months and several $Thousand getting them made with some expectation of a return, I'm not going to give it away just yet. The software is open source.

A large batch of boards is being made but it will take a while because of backordered parts. I'll have some more handmade boards next week.
Will there be any functional difference between the handmade boards and later boards?

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by loopy » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:57 am

No.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by loopy » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:34 am

OK, I threw a shitty webpage up with a paypal order-thing. I tried to set it up to allow international shipping, I hope it works.
Limit one per customer. I don't have a lot of these. Once they run out, the price will go up. For now, you get the nesdev special discount :P
There are a lot more coming, but they won't get here for another month or so.

If you prefer something other than paypal, let me know, maybe I can work something else out.

http://3dscapture.com/fdsstick
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