Today in anticipation of the coming release of the 1088XLD and the already released SIO2MIDI board I am offering the Midi-Maze XE Super Cart 128K PCB in two cartridge formats, the grey XE Super case(Bug Hunt) and the original Atari Brown (Atari Basic) case. Network up to 16 Atari 8bit computers with at least 64k memory with the SIO2MIDI board or 1088XLD and this cartridge.
New to the site are these 130XE specific RA adapter boards. Right now I am offering these on a pre-order basis. They compliment the Dual RA Cart Adapter board I already offer. I am also working on the details of a full 130XE Cart/ECI right angle switcher board. Just need to work out how best to deal with the various configurations of cart/eci devices.
Not to leave out the 600/800XL entirely I am also planing on offering a Dual T cartridge port adapter board. Hopefully in the next few weeks.
For some years there has been talk of using 3.5″ floppy drives instead of the original 5.25″ drives with the Atari 8-bit line. It is not a fantasy, in fact it has been an accomplished fact for years. Essentially take an original XF551 case and motherboard, use an adapter for both the internal data and power cables, pop in a compatible BIOS, use a 5.25 to 3.5″ drive tray converter and put the cover back on. Presto!
You want it in a 1050 case? Here you go!
There’s even been some attempts at a special pcb for a 3.5″ drive using XF551 derived circuitry. Though the enclosure was none existent. Review of Polish 3.5″ 8bit floppy design
Now I am able to offer a somewhat different approach. With the assistance of tf_hh and manterola from AtariAge.com I have developed an Atari SF314/SF354 ST case compatible version of the XF551 circuitry with builtin 3.5″ floppy drive support. It is a bare board pcb only, but I will be offering both a BOM and assembly instructions. Further details can be found here