Such a beautiful computer! I'm really glad you're thinking on giving it a go! Let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas while printing it! Also, if you send me photos of your build I can publish them on the "Builds" section of the site!
Amazing, Andyroo, glad you liked it that much! Let me know if you have any suggestions, cheers!Andyroo wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:07 pmThat is amazing.
Spent many a happy hour using the earlier model and programming both the machine and offloading code onto the disk drives to speed up some functions!
Thank you for sharing that - it may well slip to the top of the outstanding project pile if I can get access to a printer
I was actually thinking on creating a disk drive sub-project that would connect to the PET Mini via USB and act as an external Micro SD Card reader, and the SDCards would have printed stickers that would mimic the look of an old floppy disk!
That's so fun! Love this kind of stories! I wasn't around when the Commodore PET was the thing, but I did when diskettes were, and I remember organizing diskette throwing competitions (thrown by hand, not by disk drive haha)! We used 3 1/2 instead of 5 1/4 because they had better aerodinamics ... hahaAndyroo wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:33 pmCould be used as an environment monitor
The other fun thing with the old machines with the built in tape was if you hit the eject key hard enough it would propel the tape across the room. Once got a temporary band in the local shop for having a competition with the owners daughter to see who could send the tape the furthest
I might need you to sign a responsibility exemption agreement! haha
I saw that on the site - I used to take a lot of photographs and have a stack of external readers for different card types from that. You can get readers that where designed to fit into 3 1/2" disk bays (first hit on Amazon) - that would give you a standard form factor and allow folk to choose the unit they want.
Thanks, Mortimer, glad you like it! Also thanks for reporting this problem, I think it's related to the way I show the appropriate links to Amazon affiliate products when in different countries, will take a look at that and solve it ASAP, thanks!
Interesting! In any case I was thinking on creating the disk drive in the same scale as the Commodore PET Mini, so you can place them side by side and they would look beautiful together. That will limit me in the choice of what card type reader to use, so it would most probably be an SD Card or maybe even Micro SD card reader.Andyroo wrote: ↑Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:34 pmI saw that on the site - I used to take a lot of photographs and have a stack of external readers for different card types from that. You can get readers that where designed to fit into 3 1/2" disk bays (first hit on Amazon) - that would give you a standard form factor and allow folk to choose the unit they want.
Real skill would be in getting the lid to lift up so you can unjam the disks - not saying that that every happened
As for throwing disks around - try a PDP8/e disk - they where encased in concrete to stop the vibration of spin up.