This one has been quite an effort to get here. But I finally have a version of the Cassette/USB module completed. About to list the product on Tindie.
It was a huge effort developing the software for it. There was a lot of 2 steps forward, 1 step back, 1 step side, and a few loop-do-loops!
Learning how USB protocols work for floppy, flash thumbs drives and old magnetic external HDD has been quite a journey.
After this massive effort, I can now :
- Load a BASIC program from cassette (and save), then save it to a USB Flash drive.
- Boot MSX-DOS/Nextor from a flash drive (and use the same drive on my PC for quick file transfer)
- Read and write to 1.44MB and 720K 3.5" Floppy disks
- Format the floppies
And also - something that I think was kind of cool. I got a USB to Centronics adapter and can now print to my 9pin dot matrix printer.
I have released on new ROM image on GitHub, that has all the new drivers and software.
Product will be on Tindie soon: https://www.tindie.com/products/dinotron/msx-cassette-usb-module-designed-for-rc2014/