dtv2ser 0.5 released

From time to time I get requests of users who want to buy or build their own dtv2ser device from the schematics I published in previous dtv2ser versions. Unfortunately, I only ordered a small number of prototype boards and those boards are already all sold out. For most users the schematic is too difficult to . . . → Read More: dtv2ser 0.5 released

dtv2ser 0.4 released!

LTNS! Yes, indeed… it took quite a while to finish this new version, but its really worth the wait!

dtv2ser 0.4 now supports all new features of dtvtrans 1.0 including init after reset, BASIC loading, saving and RUN. Furthermore, full flash support was added!

If you are impatient then just head over to the dtv2ser . . . → Read More: dtv2ser 0.4 released!

Finished my DIY 1541U Cartridge Case

Puh, finally my 1541U cartridge has a decent case! I created one myself starting with a generic case at the price of about one EUR…

Have a look at my Lallafa’s 1541U DIY Cartridge Case Page for more details!

sd2iec in DTV Joystick

I just built my sd2iec device board from Shadowolf. Its really small and compact so I thought why not integrate it into my modded DTV with the original joystick case. I don’t wanted to sacrificy the battery case so I knew there is not much place left…

With a lot of cramming and fiddling . . . → Read More: sd2iec in DTV Joystick

dtv2ser 0.3 released

Finally dtv2ser 0.3 is ready for prime time!

Grab your copy here: dtv2ser Homepage

The new version introduces a fully automatic bootstrap command that brings an unmodified DTV (with only a DB9 joystick connector attached) into dtvtrans mode in a few minutes without manual intervention. A normal mode types in TLR’s boot.txt basic booter . . . → Read More: dtv2ser 0.3 released

Automatic DTV bootstrapping with mini-mod and dtv2ser

The upcoming version dtv2ser 0.3 will contain a bootstrapping command.

What’s this all about?

. . . → Read More: Automatic DTV bootstrapping with mini-mod and dtv2ser

dtv2ser 0.2 released

A new release of dtv2ser is available now.

Just head over to my dtv2ser Homepage and grab your copy!

New Features are:

New dtv2ser+usb schematic+board with a neat USB Stick like device for dtv2ser Booloader support for AVR to update the firmware directly via serial Added ‘boot’ dtvtrans command

More dtv2ser+usb PCBs and a new KeyboardTwister

Finally I got all parts for the dtv2ser+usb boards including the missing USB connector. Actually a type A female connector was placed on the layout but it is less common. By mounting a type A male connector on the lower side of the PCB upside down I was able to replace the female connector with . . . → Read More: More dtv2ser+usb PCBs and a new KeyboardTwister

First dtv2ser+usb PCB

It took quite a while until I had the first prototypes of dtv2ser+usb here on my desk… Now they are here: I got nine boards from PCB-Pool and they really look great:

Fortunately, I already ordered all essential parts for one board and started with soldering right now…

dtv2ser+usb Prototype

Currently, the dtv2ser device provides a RS232 interface and you need an external usb2serial converter to connect it to a modern host computer. So why not directly include the usb2serial conversion on the dtv2ser board. I found the FT232R chip that fullfills that task and is not too expensive (and also Reichelt my local parts . . . → Read More: dtv2ser+usb Prototype