Post by cb meeks Post by cb meeks
So my question is, is there an open source project that will allow me
to easily get disk images over to my IIc/IIe?
Would have been another good cheap option, not sure about open source though.
It looks like this was supposed to be open-source, but nothing got released
through this page.
I tracked down source code for the microcontroller that was used and for the
manager program that runs on the Apple II:
That leaves the wiring. The pictures at the first link indicate that the
device is just a Micropendous-A (an AVR microcontroller with a USB interface
on a stick) with some LEDs, buttons, and SmartPort connectors wired to it.
Micropendous was an open-hardware AVR development platform (similar in basic
concept to Arduino) that was originally hosted at Google Code; somebody
mirrored it to GitHub before Google Code shut down:
KiCad schematics and PCB layouts are included, so that just leaves the
wiring external to the board. Perhaps it could be sussed out by reading the
SPVHD firmware source code, but if someone has the build documentation for
the SPVHD hardware and would like to post it, that'd definitely be
From there, perhaps an updated design that rolls everything into one board
would be possible...maybe something resembling a dongle that can be inserted
into a SmartPort chain and had a USB port (or maybe an SD or MicroSD slot
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