Dropcheck Posted December 2, 2016 Author Share Posted December 2, 2016 Just curious -- how many hours would you estimate you have invested in this project up to now? Looks like a pretty involved offering. -Larry I started this about 2 years ago. Not that I've worked on it constantly since, but I would estimate about thirty hours in design and testing and somewhere around ten hours in selection of parts and placement design. I originally started out designing with through hole components and then gradually shifted to smd as it became clear that there might be a clearance problem under the drive mech. The original rough prototype track display was created by Pasiu about 10/15 years ago. I discovered a posting about it from his brother Voy on a polish website and contacted him through AtariAge. He was kind enough to get me in contact with his brother and a marathon picture/question and answer session took place as I tried to develop a schematic to work from. At no time did I ever have the prototype board/drive in my hands to test with. It definitely made it interesting and I know I drove Pasiu nearly crazy with my questions. The additional features of the reset button and drive # selection came from Gramblicka's series of XF551/1050 mods he did on his website about three years ago. The OS selection came from the need to have a easy way to switch between OSs on my reimaged boards. I believe other than the OS selection switch, my main contribution was designing a relatively easy to install add on package for those features Atari should have put on the Atari XF551 to begin with, but didn't. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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