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mattsoft

Re: Amiga 500 Raspberry Pi Non Destructive Case Mod

by mattsoft Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:58 pm

Cybermen wrote:I wrote to the people of Tynemouth on the subject and they said: The power LED is on when the device is connected, and the disk LED is set to numlock. You can configure the Pi to flash the numlock LED with disk activity, which will be reflected on the A500 keyboard.


Hah! I'll have to ask Dave how to do this. Thanks for the tip! :D
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mattsoft

Re: Amiga 500 Raspberry Pi Non Destructive Case Mod

by mattsoft Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:59 pm

Small update:

I have added the PowerBlock (https://blog.petrockblock.com/powerbloc ... er-switch/) and a small 14x9mm power switch (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071154X3M/). This allows me to flip the on/off switch on the back of the 500 and cleaning start/stop the Amiga. Easy-cheesy. The STL files on Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2831021) have been updated for this.

Also, apparently Amiberry natively supports flashing your NUMLOCK for file access. Doh! On the Tynemouth adapter, NUMLOCK is the floppy drive access light. However, it doesn't appear to work for me. I've compiled Amiberry a few times (for SDL1 and SDL2) and it will light up the NUMLOCK LED when it starts, but it never turns off the light. Guess I need to file a bug...
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Cybermen

Re: Amiga 500 Raspberry Pi Non Destructive Case Mod

by Cybermen Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:27 am

Hello mattsoft, thanks for the update. I will test it with Amiberry and Numlock. But then the LED would only blink if Amiberry is active. For all other emulators she would not blink then. If you control the LED via the GPIOS at PI? Is that possible? Because I know how to configure an LED as an ACT LED.
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Cybermen

Re: Amiga 500 Raspberry Pi Non Destructive Case Mod

by Cybermen Thu May 03, 2018 8:11 pm

I have tried it with amiberry and numlock, but I did not manage at all that the led flashes or shines. It only flashes briefly at the beginning when starting the PI.
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mattsoft

Re: Amiga 500 Raspberry Pi Non Destructive Case Mod

by mattsoft Sun May 13, 2018 10:26 am

Cybermen wrote:I have tried it with amiberry and numlock, but I did not manage at all that the led flashes or shines. It only flashes briefly at the beginning when starting the PI.


There appears to be a bug in Amiberry where it does not flash the NUMLOCK as advertised.

However, if you use UAE4ARM (https://github.com/Chips-fr/uae4arm-rpi) -- it works absolutely perfect with the drive lights.

Apparently, I've heard that if you run Amiberry on Raspbian as a non-sudo user, the lights work. I have not tried this yet, but will this week. Just need to create a new user, ensure it has read/write perms to the Amiberry directory, and launch.

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