blog.jmp.no

Electronics, coding and hacking. And ADD.

« Multimeter backlight Quick and dirty iPhone solar charger »

C64FC: Level up!

2014
31
July

I just updated the Hackaday Project page, so I guess it's time to spread the good word on my blog as well. I received some good design help from a friend, and was finally able to order a new batch of completely redesigned C64FC boards!

This is the preview I got from OSHPark today, as I placed the order.

The horrible, bulky, slow Bluetooth module has been ditched and replaced with a USB type B device connector. This means you will now need a cable, but the file transfers will be 10 times faster than before. Literally: 2 seconds instead of 20. The USB support is implemented with V-USB on the ATmega16, and will use HID standards to stay driver-free.

I had to purchase a few new SMD components (mainly zeners and transistors), and they will hopefully arrive in time with the PCBs.


Share:

to C64FC: Level up!

Feed for this Entry

3 Comments

  • Very nice project! I like the clean design. I was thinking about the same just i thought an SRAM would be sufficient, but i think you have gone through the same road and used a DPRAM in the end.

    The USB connector is not a big con, nowadays even Android devices have USB OTG support so it can be made relatively mobile.

    Are you going to sell assembled or even DIY packages?

    #725 | Comment by inagy on Aug 6, 2014 09:08pm
  • Hi inagy! Sorry for the delayed response, I've been on a vacation.

    I am pretty sure it should be possible to do with traditional SRAM, but it would involve lots of passives. To keep things simple I settled with DPRAM.

    I originally didn't have big plans for this thing, but given the response I've recieved (somewhere between 20-30 people saying they are genuinely interested) I am considering to whip up a small batch of boards. But, this will only happen once I have the new design well-tested and functional.

    Check this blog or follow me on twitter and you'll know if and when it happens.

    #728 | Comment by admin on Aug 15, 2014 09:59pm
  • Definitely interested, especially if price-wise you can go below the Easyflash3.

    #730 | Comment by inagy on Aug 22, 2014 07:07pm

About You

Email address is not published.

All messages must be validated by the admin.

Spam messages or messages containing URLs linking to spam, will never be published.

Add to the Discussion

Add to Google