[Coladam] adam news
dalemwick at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 23 22:16:29 EDT 2007
I also have been working on a USB interface card for the Adam. I have a
board that I can get for $30 US, which is an AVR board, and includes a USB
OTG (Universal Serial Bus On The Go) controller, and 48 general I/O pins,
and 8 MB of flash. I was hoping to get some help from Rich Drushel at
AdamCon concerning interfacing it to AdamNET. The plan was to support disk
images on the built in flash + external flash drives that you connect up.
You could have 4 tape drives and 4 disk drives mounted at once.
As for how to change what is mounted, well, you could do it with a LCD
screen, and navigate through the disk images or create new ones. It has a
built in 4 direction + clickable joystick, plus one other programmable
button. So if I got it going, it could be self contained. Maybe a whole
interfacing device would cost about $60 or something, with LCD and a small
enclosure, and the connectors for the Adam. It would require external power
to work probably. For testing I've been using a 9V battery when it is
running in host mode. But it can for sure be powered by a 5V source. So I
would have to check if AdamNET's power would be enough. I suspect it might
I haven't thought about printers, but it does include drivers for keyboard
and mouse interfacing, so as strange as it sounds, we could use the Adam
with a USB keyboard.
But of course I'm slow at these things, and have been working on this
project since December. So I'm sure that someone else could easily beat me
I got mine from digikey, but here is the link to the information on the
and that links to digikey.
>From: "Richard F. Drushel, Ph.D." <drushel at apk.net>
>To: Adam Coleco <coladam at adamcon.org>
>Subject: Re: [Coladam] adam news
>Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 08:04:21 -0400 (EDT)
>[Joe Blenkle] spake unto the ether:
> > Any comments or thoughts on this from the group?
> WOW!!!!!!! Very exciting, and I'd love to know the tech. I
>always figured it was possible.
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