RBSC adapter for Gotek emulator and floppy drives

RBSC adapter for Gotek emulator and floppy drives

by Alexey on 29-01-2019, 11:44
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From the makers of Carnivore2, the Russian Bear Service Crew (or RBSC) comes with a DIY hardware adapter for the Gotek floppy emulator. This adapter allows adding a floppy drive using the side slot of Yamaha YIS503, CX5M, CX5MII and similar MSX machines.

The adapter hosts the Gotek floppy emulator and allows to work with DSK images of diskettes written onto a USB flash drive. There can be up to hundreds of images on the flash drive to select from. They images can be taken into use with the 2 buttons on the Gotek emulator's case and they may be changed even without restarting the MSX.

The device has an option to provide the external connections for a real floppy drive. There's a cover with the interface and power plugs that can be installed into the case. This will allow using not only the Gotek emulator as an external drive, but also to use 720kb MSX and even 1.44mb PC disk drives.

Relevant link: Side Slot Adapter for Gotek Emulator
Relevant link: RBSC Github location

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Комментарии (7)

By wolf_

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29-01-2019, 13:27

(That's much better Running Naked in a Field of Flowers )

By hamlet

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29-01-2019, 14:49

I‘m curious to see it at the Nijmegen fair.
Good job Alexey, this brings new live to this old machines.

By NYYRIKKI

Enlighted (5358)

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29-01-2019, 23:50

Now that is quite neat engineering, kudos!

By Alexey

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30-01-2019, 00:36

Yes, I will bring both variants (external and internal) to the fair. Will also bring the bare boards and some 3d-printed cases for those who would like to assemble it themselves. I don't have enough WDs and EEPROMs to assemble the boards for the fair, sorry.

NOTE: The v1.0 boards have a small layout problem that is fixable in just 5 minutes.

So far I was unable to run the disk version of English Metal Gear 2 from this adapter. Maybe the loader messes up the registers of the controller.

By max_iwamoto

Champion (466)

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30-01-2019, 06:39

Is it possible to buy 1 unit, fully assembled with a case? It's a great tool for development and testing on real hardware.

By Alexey

Guardian (2341)

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30-01-2019, 12:43

Max, send me an e-mail please.

By max_iwamoto

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02-02-2019, 03:07

@ Alexey: email sent...