On 3 Mar 2007 at 8:05, Chris M wrote:
Yes yes but of course. But that presumes the
availability of 1. I had never seen one of these
things until about a year or so ago.
As far as I know, one was usually part of the 3.5" to 5.25" floppy
adapter frame. My first 1.44MB drive, a Sony, came with one as part
That's where all mine came from. I never actually used them, since I made
up my own cables with the right connectors, positioned as I wanted them.
Some of my adapter kits came with little PCBs with the jumper link I
mentioned earlier. This type has all the ground connections commoned on
the PCB. The other type is a plastic molding containing 34 contacts that
fits over the plug on the back of the 3.5" drive and has a tongue that
fits into the edge connector socket. This type, of course, has all 34
connections electrically isolated from each other. I've used those to
make plugs to fit edge connectors in other devices -- I remember kludginh
a wire-wrap DIL socket into one using a bit of stripboard to extend some
of the pins. And I used that to make EPROM cartridges for the Vectrex
without having to etch a PCB.