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Old 01 May 2020, 15:31   #1
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External (A1010 etc) drive to Pi-miga

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I am curious if anyone has ever seen or developed a 1010 floppy drive controller for a RPi, similar to the C64/128 floppy controllers?

My thought is, I have 4 of these drives laying around, and being able to pull Amiga disks off to it directly - just a plug and play type drive connection instead of some of the rather intricate (and delicate looking) internal drive connection set ups might be a good way to do it.

Anyone seen one already, or is this something to possibly tinker with?


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There is a RPi based floppy emulator. http://amigadrive.blogspot.com/

You could modify it to run it "in reverse", attach a drive and re-write the code to read from a disk instead rather than pretend to be one.
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https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub...er-v2-2-239c97 You can use this.
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Thanks!

I have glanced at each of these, and honestly the arduino project is what set me to thinking about the reverse, using an Amiga drive to read floppies.

I'll do some more reading on each of these and see what I can come up with.
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If you just want to use your Amiga (or PC) floppy drive standalone to preserve floppies, Greaseweazle is one of the best and cheapest options. $5 STM32 bluepill is all you need along with some wire and optional pull-up resistors.
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Thank You! That is nearly perfect for what I am looking for.

I'll have to add that to the build list.



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Thanks!

I have glanced at each of these, and honestly the arduino project is what set me to thinking about the reverse, using an Amiga drive to read floppies
The Amiga drive is in no way smart here. The arduino or stm device is the magic here. You can easily hook up the 1010 where a "PC" drive would go. It's the same signals, just look at the respective pinouts and match them up.

The A1010 is not as nice as other 3.5" mechanisms though, because it requires 12 volts. More modern drives can go with only 5V.
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There is a RPi based floppy emulator. http://amigadrive.blogspot.com/

You could modify it to run it "in reverse", attach a drive and re-write the code to read from a disk instead rather than pretend to be one.
the author planned to release the source code ... but actually need did.
He wanted to "clean it up a little bit" but probably lost interest :-(
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