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 Samurai_Crow:  1 hr 27 mins ago News News : New open source hardware from OnyxSoft
   posted by Develin on 26-Apr-2016 23:31:49 (1220 reads)
OnyxSoft releases open source hardware =)


This adapter was created because we missed to be able to control my old games in emulators
with a real controller (Joysticks), just as they where inteded to be played =)
This adapter is created as a HID that doesn't requires any specific drivers (thanks to V-USB which is used).
That means that you just need to plug it in, configure your emulator to use the HID-device and start playing!

One other nifty thing we added to it (also from V-USB package) is that this unit contains a special bootloader
which enables the user to update/replace the firmware without having a special programmer, only a USB-port and
use a software called HIDBootFlash (read more about this procedure below).

Having this bootloader enabled means that one can change the firmware to it's own needs.
We plan to add firmware for other input devices (like Amiga and Atari mices etc.)

The archive contains source code (firmware and bootloader), Schematics, BOM and EAGLE-files.

We also shared the PCB-layout (if someone want to build it themself) at OSH Park :

ps. we can create adapters for anyone who cannot make it themselfs ofcourse (for a small sum) but consider the first batch
of 20 units went of to users within one day we need to organize it a little and therefor there can be a little wait until
a bigger new batch to be ready. but if you want one, declare your interest at following email :

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Re: New open source hardware from OnyxSoft
Posted on 28-Apr-2016 13:34:35
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Apparently "we" have been busy lately, good to see

- Don't get fooled by my avatar, I'm not like that (anymore, mostly... maybe only sometimes)
> Amiga Classic and OS4 developer for OnyxSoft.

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Re: New open source hardware from OnyxSoft
Posted on 28-Apr-2016 17:49:49
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Seriously. Do some research about product names before publishing them to public. Even quick google search would have told why this is bad idea. But to keep up with the theme how about Joystick/Mouse switch called mAuschwitz.

"Hundreds of women inmates were forced to work as prostitutes for male prisoners. The Nazis nicknamed these forced brothels Joy Divisions."

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Re: New open source hardware from OnyxSoft
Posted on 28-Apr-2016 18:39:34
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Yeah, I know you're about to be busy soon also ;)


First of it's not called Joy [space] Divisions, it's called JoyDivision.
Joy Division was also a very good band I really love so they have a little influence to the name.

I know about the "House of Dolls" novella and where the band got their name from,
but that is not why I selected this name, it's a shortening for JoystickDivision.

Hopefully you don't go shouting at everyone wearing a JD T-shirt or listening to their tunes the same way you act here I hope ?
Or maybe you spit on every German or Austrian you happen to meet, just due to that they come from a place where bad things happened ?

Such a lovely nickname you got and 4 abuse reports allready, what's your problem ?

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