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Some pictures and videos from the HxC Floppy Drive Emulator project


- Some floppy disk drive retrofit examples -

Presentation of some HxC Floppy Emulator usages

(Note : Pages under construction !)

The HxC Floppy Emulators are used in very differents environnements and situations since years now. The HxC Floppy Emulator replace the floppy disk drive of lots of industrial machines, keyboards/samplers and old computers.

> CNC / Industrial & Scientist machines Floppy disk drive replacement/retrofit
> Keyboards / Samplers Floppy disk drive replacement/retrofit
> Old Computer Floppy disk drive replacement/retrofit
> Products pictures
> HxC Floppy Emulator Support List


CNC / Industrial & Scientist machines Floppy disk drive replacement/retrofit

The HxC Floppy Emulator is used by many professionals and industrial companies.
Below some examples:


Morbidelli Author 503 Wood working machine
Floppy disk drive retrofit



Morbidelli Author 504 Wood working machine
Floppy disk drive retrofit

 

SCM TECH 90 Super Wood working machine
Floppy disk drive retrofit


Arburg Multronica 221M Plastic Injection moulding machine Floppy disk drive retrofit


Negri Bossi NB 150 Plastic Injection moulding machine Floppy disk drive retrofit


Arburg Selogica Plastic Injection moulding machine control unit
Floppy disk drive retrofit



Mydata TP-9 Pick & Place Machine
Floppy disk drive retrofit


Sodick EDW Wire-Cut machine

Floppy disk drive retrofit


Kawasaki JS30 Robot
Floppy disk drive retrofit



SUN MCS2000SL Garage Machine
Floppy disk drive retrofit


SORD Future32 Scanning electron microscope controller
Floppy disk drive retrofit


Bruel and Kjaer Dual Channel Real-Time Frequency Analyzer Type 2144
Floppy disk drive retrofit

Semiconductor Parameter Analyzers HP 4145A
Floppy disk drive retrofit

Custom Knitting Machine CNC
Floppy disk drive retrofit

Knitting Machine
Floppy disk drive retrofit


Jumberca Circular Knitting Machine
Floppy disk drive retrofit

Brother BAS-416A
Floppy disk drive retrofit

Sangiacomo_Socks_Machine
Floppy disk drive retrofit


Geometrics SmartSeis seismograph
Floppy disk drive retrofit

Tycom 9900 Furnace Control Central Microcom
Floppy disk drive retrofit


Charmilles Robofil 290

Floppy disk drive retrofit

Perkin-Elmer 3030 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
Floppy disk drive retrofit


Plasdan
Plastic Injection moulding machine

Floppy disk drive retrofit


Arburg Varima
Plastic Injection moulding machine
Floppy disk drive retrofit

>HxC Floppy Emulator Support List<

 

Keyboards / Samplers Floppy disk drive replacement/retrofit


Section Under construction ...



Ensoniq ASR X PRO Floppy disk drive retrofit



Viscount MF01 Floppy disk drive retrofit



Kawai Q80 Floppy disk drive retrofit

Roland MT300 Floppy disk drive retrofit

Emu Emulator II Floppy disk drive retrofit

Akai S900 Floppy disk drive retrofit



Akai S950 Floppy disk drive retrofit



Akai MPC 60 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Sequential Studio 440 Floppy disk drive retrofit

Emu SP1200 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Korg PA50 Floppy disk drive retrofit

Ensoniq EPS Floppy disk drive retrofit



Yamaha RM1X Floppy disk drive retrofit


ORGAN Hammond XH-200/SP Century Limited Edition Floppy disk drive retrofit

ROLAND E96 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Technics KN2000 Floppy disk drive retrofit

GEM S3 Floppy disk drive retrofit

Akai MPC60 MK1 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Yamaha EX5R Floppy disk drive retrofit


Akai S950 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Roland S550 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Fairlight C.M.I
Custom Floppy disk drive retrofit
Installation service : http://mustudio.fr


Fairlight C.M.I
Custom Floppy disk drive retrofit
Installation service : http://mustudio.fr

Fairlight C.M.I
Custom Floppy disk drive retrofit
Installation service : http://mustudio.fr

E-mu Emulator I
Custom Floppy disk drive retrofit
Installation service : http://mustudio.fr


ORLA GT9000 LX
Floppy disk drive retrofit

     

>HxC Floppy Emulator Support List<

 

Old Computer Floppy disk drive replacement/retrofit


Nec PC9801 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Nec PC9801 Floppy disk drive retrofit


MiniSys 286 Floppy disk drive retrofit


TI99/4A PEB Floppy disk drive retrofit


Amstrad CPC6128 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Amstrad CPC6128+ Floppy disk drive retrofit


Amiga 600 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Amiga 600 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Amiga 500 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Amiga 1200 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Amiga External drive Floppy disk drive retrofit


TRS80 Model III Floppy disk drive retrofit


TRS80 Model 4 Floppy disk drive retrofit


TRS80 Model 4 Floppy disk drive retrofit


Sinclair QL + Trump card
Floppy disk drive retrofit

 

 

Video Demonstrations & Video User Manuals


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator and DosDiskBrowser usage example


SD HxC Floppy Emulator Firmware Update Procedure


USB HxC and Raspberry Pi TCP/IP Network Floppy Emulator : control and upload through a web browser

 

Products Pictures


SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased Rev F


SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased Rev F


SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased Rev F


SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased Rev F


SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased Rev F


SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased Rev F


SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased Rev F


SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased Rev F


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased with FPC26 connector


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased with FPC26 connector


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased with FPC26 connector


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased with FPC26 connector


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased with HE10 34 floppy connector


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased with HE10 34 floppy connector


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased with HE10 34 floppy connector


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator Cased with HE10 34 floppy connector


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator


Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator


SD HxC Floppy Emulator Rev C

SD HxC Floppy Emulator Rev C

SD HxC Floppy Emulator Rev C

SD HxC Floppy Emulator Rev C

>HxC Floppy Emulator Support List<

 

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External Reviews / Tests / Articles:

11/14/2006 : ClassicAmiga : HxC Floppy Drive Emulator
08/22/2007 : Reflexmusic : Korg DSS-1 with HxCFloppyEmulator Project
07/30/2009 : Amiga Future : Preview HxC Floppy Emulator
05/01/2010 : Obligement : Matériel : HxC Floppy Emulator (version carte SD) (French)
05/03/2010 : CPCWiki : Guide for HxC SD Version
06/16/2010 : ppa.pl / Strim : HxC Floppy Emulator (Polish)
08/05/2010 : MO5 Le Mag : HxC Floppy Emulator, rejouer à ses vieux jeux sur disquette ! (French)
11/06/2010 : My Diy Blog : HxC for Ensoniq Mirage
11/24/2010 : AmigaX : How works HXC Floppy Emulator in Amiga
12/02/2010 : NightFall Blog : SD HxC Floppy Emulator (REV C)
12/03/2010 : BURNCARS : SD-card HxC Floppy Emulator

01/07/2011 : BURNCARS : Korg DSS-1 Gets New/Cheap Floppy Alternative: Now in SD!
02/01/2011 : Rancho Relaxo : Resurrecting an Ensoniq EPS classic sampler
03/14/2011 : HomeCon : SD HxC Floppy Emulator in einem Amiga 2000 (Deutsh)
03/23/2011 : Retro Computers : The SD Card based HxC Floppy Emulator
04/05/2011 : Audiofanzine/Rosefloyd : Tutoriel : Installation d'un lecteur SD CARD sur la SP 1200 (French)
04/17/2011 : BYTECellar : My SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator Adventure
04/18/2011 : Retro Computers : Another satisfied HxC floppy emulator user!
04/23/2011 : Jim Atwood in Japan : SD Card HxC Floppy Emulator for Roland W-30 S-330 Samplers
05/26/2011 : RetroThing : HxC Universal Floppy Disk Drive Emulator
05/29/2011 : Technabob : HxC SD Card Drive Emulates 3.5" Floppy Disks
05/30/2011 : Korben : Remplacer un lecteur de disquette par un lecteur de carte SD
05/31/2011 : Tom's Hardware : Un lecteur de cartes SD en interface disquette
06/08/2011 : HxC????????????

 

Videos:

03-18-2008: A video report about the HxC Floppy Emulator project made by the NoLife television channel ! ;-) (in french)

reportage sur NoLife !


03-18-2008: A video report about the HxC Floppy Emulator project made by the NoLife television channel ! ;-) (in french)

Video demonstration of the SDCard based HxC Floppy Emulator on Atari STE.

Video demonstration of the SDCard based HxC Floppy Emulator on Amiga.

 

Video demonstration of the SDCard based HxC Floppy Emulator on Amstrad CPC.

 

Video demonstration of the SDCard based HxC Floppy Emulator image manager on Atari STE.

USB HxC Floppy Emulator video demo - part 1 (part 2 on the right)

USB HxC Floppy Emulator video demo - part 2 (part 1 on the left)

Ensoniq EPS 16+ HxC SD FloppyEmu / Waveboy™ Demosong

 

Installation of the 3"1/2 cased SD HxC Floppy Emulator in an Ensoniq ASR 10

HxC Floppy Emulator on Ensoniq Mirage

Replace Ensoniq EPS Disk Drive with HxC Flopy Emulator

Oberheim DPX-1 and HxC floppy emulator

Korg DSS-1 Gets A Floppy Upgrade

The SD HxC in the E-Mu Emulator-I and Emulator-II

HxC in action on the Emulator-I

 

Video demonstration of the SDCard based HxC Floppy Emulator on TI99/4A

USB HxC Floppy Emulator on TI99/4A video review

TRS-80 Model 4P and floppy emulator

USB HxC Floppy Emulator on MSX

HxC Floppy Emulator am CPC464

USB HxC Floppy Emulator on CPC

Oric Atmos with Cumana floppy controller and HxC Floppy emulator

SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator

The very first Amiga 600 HxC SD

Amiga 600 HxC (Part 2)

A600+HxC SD Floppy Emulator inside...

HXC Floppy Emulator Amiga 500

A600 running Kickstart 1.3 + Game via HxC SD Floppy Emulator

HxC Floppy Drive Emulator in Custom Enclosure on Amiga A600


SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator Pictures:

Since 2010 the product is manufactured and sold by Lotharek (FHU Krawczyk Przemyslaw).
The prototype hardware & software was reviewed and corrected to make the actual SD HxC Floppy Emulator.
Since this time differents form factor and design variants was studied and released.
These versions are now used in various domains and situations : Harsh Industrial Environments, Music domains, Old computers...


2013: The new 3"1/2 form factor Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator is available !

2013: The new 3"1/2 form factor Slim SD HxC Floppy Emulator is available !


2012: The 3"1/2 form factor SD HxC Floppy Emulator is available !

2012: The 3"1/2 form factor SD HxC Floppy Emulator is available !


03/10/2010: The SD HxC Floppy Emulator is available for sale !


03/10/2010: The SD HxC Floppy Emulator is available for sale !

The SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator on Atari STE.


03/10/2010: The SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator is available for sale !

Late 2007 a new direction was taken to make a low cost standalone floppy emulator. The SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator is mostly based on a low cost PIC18F MCU, an SDCard connector, 3 push buttons, a low cost alphanumerical HD44780 compatible LCD (it will be optional in the future) and some floppy line drivers.

SD HxC Floppy Emulator on Atari STE.


An SD HxC Floppy Emulator in a nice form factor.

(Note: the pcb of this version was made by Pryanick.)

12/22/2007: The SD HxC Floppy Emulator is born ;-).


The SD HxC Floppy Emulator on Amiga 600 running the Arte Demo.


04/05/2007 : Some experimentations in order to make a standalone/sdcard version.
here a working version based on an FPGA.


08/29/2007: And here an MCU (LPC2106) based floppy emulator done by Torlus (http://www.torlus.com/index.php?2007/08/29/203-mcu-based-floppy-drive-emulator).

 

USB HxC Floppy Emulator Pictures:


After the first prototype, it is becoming interesting to reduce it and change the parralel port link by a modern USB link.
The main idea is kept (use of a PC as a floppy images server) but all TTL logic was put into an CPLD and the parralel port interface was replaced by a USB interface.
After the first success with this prototype, a single layer PCB (called "homebrew PCB") and later a two side PCB (called "production PCB") was made.
Since the availibilty of the schematic and PCB layout more than one hundred units was made by some people (especially Giants, CrazyIceCap and Petersieg).


A USB HxC Floppy Emulator inside an Amiga 600.

The USB HxC Floppy Emulator as an external drive (hooked to an Amiga 500).


The USB HxC Floppy Emulator was made in different colors.


A USB HxC Floppy Emulator hooked to a UFO Super Drive Pro
(Snes / Super Famicon cardridge duplicator).

A factory of USB HxC Floppy Emulator ;-).

Another one. ;-)


A "production" USB HxC Floppy Emulator PCB.


A "homebrew" USB HxC Floppy Emulator PCB.

A "production" USB HxC Floppy Emulator.

Another one.


A homebrew USB HxC Floppy Emulator.


Another one.

A USB HxC Floppy Emulator hooked to a Super Wildcard DX-SWC3201
(Snes / Super Famicon cardridge duplicator)

A USB HxC Floppy Emulator on an Atari Falcon.

The classic configuration : a floppy image server (the PC laptop), the USB HxC Floppy Emulator board on the middle, and the target computer (Amiga 600 here).


In this configuration the floppy server is a GP2X game system !.
Nice port by Ingo Arndt (scachi).


A homebrew USB HxC Floppy Emulator on a Korg DSS 1.
Tested by Tobias : http://www.reflexmusic.de/DSS-1/


A homebrew USB HxC Floppy Emulator with a standard PC.


A homebrew USB HxC Floppy Emulator with an CPC6128.

A homebrew USB HxC Floppy Emulator with an CPC6128 running Xenon.



The USB HxC Floppy Emulator prototype with an Amiga 500.


The USB HxC Floppy Emulator prototype with an Atari STE running Turrican .



The prototype USB HxC Floppy Emulator.


The USB HxC Floppy Emulator prototype on Atari STE running Prince Of Persia .


 


Early 2006: The very first prototype of the HxC Floppy Emulator was made:
it was based on TTL logic only (no MCU or CPLD) and used the parallel port to get floppy data from the PC.


the very first prototype on Amiga 600 running Shadow on the Beast III .


the very first prototype hooked to an Atari STE running Crazy Cars III .


the very first prototype with an Atari STE running Another World .


the very first prototype :
100% TTL based and parallel port ;-)

 

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