Re: Postmortem disposition of technomemorabilia?
- From: brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Brian Kantor)
- Date: 2 Jun 2011 04:44:20 -0700
Peter Corlett <abuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Assuming the eight bit systems: You buy a 1541 on eBay and build an
interface. These days I'd use an Arduino; back when this was still a popular
pursuit, a bit-banging interface to the parallel port was the usual way.
I've got an 8"/5.25" dual floppy drive around here somewhere, but nothing
to plug it into directly -- although I seem to remember that the floppy
controller chip in a common-or-garden PC would handle both if you had the
right cabling, that's of little help when most motherboards these days
don't bother to bring the floppy pins out to headers where you can plug
into them. I could build something with an ATMEGA chip, or an Arduino,
but probably the wisest thing to do is give up. It's simply not worth it.