During a discussion on the Lemon64 forum, someone suggested a version of ZoomFloppy that would fit inside the CBM drive. After some tweaks to the idea, I hereby present “Micro ZoomFloppy”. This unit will sit in the 6522 IC socket and provides complete ZoomFloppy functionality. The only external connection is a USB jack
Though the board looks finished, it’s just a rough draft. Some pin changes would help with layout, and I still have one wire to route. Still, it is coming along nicely.
In case you’re wondering, the 2×8 connector on the bottom is the parallel port header. The PCB serves double duty. When fully populated, it’s a complete ZoomFloppy unit. But, if not populated, it can still be used to add parallel port capabilities to a 1541 device.
4 thoughts on “Micro ZoomFloppy”
Nice! When it will be available in your shop?
Very nice, Jim!
Any chance there’s room for a 1×4 header (even just to solder wires into the holes) to wire a panel-mount USB-B port to?
I am going to try to add that to the design.
Mate now that’s what i am talking about. Fantastic idea 🙂
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