MIB238 v7 with integrated Wifi
Although everything is documented on how to make your own on Eric Pearson’s MIB238 GitHub project page at https://github.com/epearsoe/MIB238
, I’m offering a small run of these for those that don’t have the skills to build their own. These are fairly expensive to build because of build and test times, sourcing an obsolete part, and a few other specialty parts that aren’t cheap.
I’m going to approach this the same way the original MIB cards were sold, with the MIB238-WiFi card and cables sold separately so you can configure it the way you want to keep the cost down from needing unnecessary cables. This new version removes the serial port connector and replaces it with an integrated WiFi modem for up to 19.2k baud. It also has a terminal port for external 80 column support, parallel port for printer, boot PROM socket, and supplies a memory expander signal for memory expander cards over 64K.
Unlike the older version, if you just need WiFi modem, boot PROM, and expander signal, then there is no need for an external cable coming out of the console. This version saves on the cost of a serial ribbon cable, external modem/WiFi modem, and external power supply.
(Not In Collection)...yet
MIB238 v7 with integrated Wifi (Vader Prototype)
Created from Pearson Prttotype
The Internal ADE Pro is a combination of features from the standard
ADE, original ADE Pro, and ADE Lite all rolled into one unit. Front
buttons include: DRIVE SELECT, [..][/], UP, DOWN, UN/MOUNT, SWAP,
and RESET. The board set is designed to install into a factory ADAM
dummy drive (not supplied) and installs internally into one of the
console’s DDP drive bays. It’s also a perfect companion
to the SD DDP for a complete modern matching SD drive solution.
The Internal ADE Pro was designed to connect with ADAMnet in two
different ways. It can be connected by traditional ADAMnet cable
by tech savvy modders that have installed internal ADAMnet connections
in their consoles. It can also be connected by an optional ADAMnet
pass-through cable kit that allows ADAMnet signals to pass through
the case top vent holes from the side ADAMnet connector to the Internal
ADE Pro special header connector on the PCB. Also available is an
optional ADAMnet splitter to share the side ADAMnet port with a
physical disk drive along side with the Internal ADE Pro.
The unit is powered by ADAMnet and doesn't require an internal or
external power supply.
The Internal ADE Pro activity LED is offered in two configurations
of red and blue. Units are stocked without the LED and associated
resistor and are installed per customer request.
This is designed for 100% compatibility with Sean Myers’s
ADE project “Pro” code found on GitHub athttps://github.com/Kalidomra/AdamNet-Drive-Emulator.
The Internal ADE Pro will emulate up to 4 disk drives at once and
can be configured to enable/disable any drive combination to allow
use with a physical disk drive at the same time. The Internal ADE
Pro is compatible with floppy disk images (.dsk), most digital data
pack images (.ddp), Colecovision cartridge ROM (.rom or col) images
32K in size or smaller. The ADE is able to store 300 images/directories
All ADE variants support special SD command codes that allow the
ADE to auto boot when a boot.dsk image is present and also provides
a number of additional functions to help manage your images on the
SD card. Be sure to download ADE Commander when you acquire your
Internal ADE Pro. More information can be found at https://github.com/Kalidomra/ADE-Commander.
These are based on Eric Pearson’s SD DDP project found here
https://github.com/epearsoe/Coleco-ADAM-SD-DDP. The difference from
the official project design and this version is the use of a board
set that creates a unit with no exposed electronics and the ability
to insert a full-sized SD card from the front panel in a professionally
built unit. Other than that, it uses the exact same code and functions
the same as the official project version.
This includes the SD DDP board set, needed cables, and installation
instructions. SD card pictured is not included. You will need to
supply your own Dummy Drive bezel assembly to mount this board set
into. This requires an older style assembly with metal mounting
bracket or a 3D printed replacement bracket for newer style with
solid black bracket. See SD DDP installation instructions in the
files section for reference (link below). These are built from scratch
using high quality parts and even have to make the necessary cables
by hand to offer the correct style connectors. I do not cut corners
and only charging just enough to make this worthwhile.
It is important for you to view the SD DDP installation instructions
in the files section so you can decide if this is something you
feel comfortable enough to install on your own before you decide
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Although everything is documented on how to make your own on Eric
Pearson’s MIB238 GitHub project page at https://github.com/epearsoe/MIB238,
I’m offering a small run of these for those that don’t
have to skills to build their own. These are fairly expensive to
build because build and test times, sourcing an obsolete part, and
a few other specialty parts that aren’t cheap. I’m going
to approach this the same way the original MIB cards were sold,
with the MIB238 card and cables sold separately.
1 MEGAYTE MEMORY EXPANSION
Limited Production Item
(Requires MIB238 or similar)
You will no longer have to hunt down and spend a ton of money trying
to procure a seemingly impossible to find MEGACOPY III by Trisyd
back from 1987.
Now we have the ability to create new tapes with true digital
My design is a small 1-7/8”x1-7/8” PCB that adheres
to the inside wall of the console just to the right of where the
DDP connectors go and stays totally hidden from view. The console
top cover will need to be removed to access the momentary button
switch to ENABLE/DISABLE the device when needed. The status LEDs
and button are placed at the top for easy access. I improved the
original design by using a small 8-pin PIC microcontroller to handle
the control logic in place of the discrete logic the original design
had. This also allows the use of a simple cheap momentary button
to enable/disable the device in place of the expensive SPST push
(not toggle) switch of the original and also controls both status
This includes the MEGACOPY REDUX interface, DDP-2 short cable set,
and printed instructions. I have uploaded the instructions to the
files section as well.
Obviously, you need two DDP drives in working order to use this
"Original ADE proof of concept that eventually evolved into the design of the ADE Pro. I remember I didn’t have the exact resistor values at the time for the analog buttons and had to tweak the code for each release to compensate. This also led to my request for Sean to add the ability for digital buttons in the code. Back in the drawer it goes."
for Pro Plus)
External ADE Pro (Special Edition #002)
External ADE Pro Special Edition made by John Lundy. This is #002 of 2 that were made with matching ADAM colors. Comes with power adapter, ADAMnet cable, instructions and a 16Gb SD Card. The SD Card contains my digital archive of ColecoVision and ADAM Computer files that I am slowly uploading to the ADAM Archive as well as CV and ADAM disk, data pack and rom image files
Internal ADE Pro
The ADE Pro one off!!!
ADE Pro Plus
The ADE Pro Plus is a combination of features from the ADE, ADE
Pro, and ADE Lite all rolled into one enclosed unit. Front buttons
include: DRIVE SELECT, UP, DOWN, UN/MOUNT, SWAP, and RESET.
This is designed to work with Sean Myers' ADE project code found
on GitHub at https://github.com/Kalidomra/AdamNet-Drive-Emulator.
The ADE Pro Plus will emulate up to 4 disk drives at once and can
be configured to enable/disable any drive combination to allow use
with a physical disk drive at the same time. The ADE Pro Plus is
compatible with floppy disk images (.dsk), digital data pack images
(.ddp), Colecovision cartridge ROM (.rom or col) images 32K in size
or smaller. These images are stored on a full sized SD card that
is inserted at the top of the unit. The ADE is able to store 300
images/directories per directory. SD card is not included with the
ADE Pro Plus.
The ADE supports special SD command codes that allow the ADE to
auto boot when a boot.dsk image is present and also provides a number
of additional functions to help manage your images on the SD card.
Be sure to download ADE Commander when you acquire your ADE. More
information can be found at https://github.com/Kalidomra/ADE-Commander.
The ADE Pro Plus includes the unit itself, 2.5' ADAMnet cable and
switchable power supply.
ADE Lite (ADEL)
The ADEL is designed for the ADAM user who doesn’t require
the full features of the ADE or ADE Pro with LCD and button interface.
It is a great option for gaming and just about anything else with
few limitations. The ADEL relies on using a boot disk software interface
using the SD Command structure to remotely control the ADEL from
the ADAM itself.
Unit is powered directly from ADAMnet.
Small 3" x 1.5" x ".75" size.
Supports both floppy (.dsk) and digital data pack (.ddp) images.
Emulates all four drives (D1-D4) at once with the ability to disable
Drive 2 to allow for a physical drive connection to the ADAMnet
chain without conflict. When using the ADEL with a physical Drive
2 connected will require an ADAMnet (RJ12) splitter to power the
ADEL. This is because a physical drive doesn’t pass the power
through to the output connector to supply the ADEL. This is offered
as an optional accessory item as many people do not use physical
drives and would rather pass the savings on to buyers that don’t
Multi-disk swap support for images. This feature requires that all
images in the set must have the same name except for the file extension.
Multi-disk support allows up to four images (.dsk,.ds2,.ds3,.ds4)
and can be selected by pressing the swap (gray) button on top of
the ADEL. Pushing the button from one to four times will mount the
disk in that set to the corresponding .dsk-.ds4 image. Each button
press will flash the light to verify the button was pressed. After
inactivity from the final button press, the ADEL will acknowledge
the swap was made by a single flash indicating it is now safe to
proceed using the next image.
It was the willingness of Sean Myers to share his ADE project code
for all to enjoy that made this project possible. More specifics
on the ADE project in general can be found on Sean’s GitHub
page at https://github.com/Kalidomra/AdamNet-Drive-Emulator.
ADE LITE (Internal)
An internal ADE Lite with separate activity LEDs for each drive. I added a DISABLE button that disables the boot disk and lights a red LED indicator while it’s disabled. Holding the SWAP button after pressing the RESET button will completely disable the IADEL and will not interfere with any other ADAMnet devices on the chain. Holding the RESET button again will enable all drives. This is powered directly from ADAMnet and doesn’t require external power. This obviously requires and internal ADAMnet modded console.
ADAM FujiNet Lite
|ADAM FujiNet Lite
ADAM Internal FujiNet
This is a hardware variant based off the official ADAM FujiNet design. It has been modified to mount internally into an ADAM Dummy Data Drive assembly (not supplied) and uses a full-sized SD card slot. The great developers of the FujiNet project and their willingness to allow anyone to build units without restriction made this build possible. More FujiNet project information and future firmware updates can be found on the official FujiNet website at www.fujinet.online.
Coleco USB Mouse Adapter
Coleco USB Mouse adapter, ribbon splitter cable, Mini-B USB cable (for power and software updates), and instruction sheet. It can be power by a PC USB port or a USB wall power supply from an old cell phone or tablet.
Coleco USB Mouse Adapter (Prototype)
ADAMnet Printer Silencer
"This is my ADAMnet to Coleco printer adapter with optional reset silence jumper for when I need to test or use a factory printer while using a modified console using an internal or external power supply. As we all know, when the printer is no longer being used as a power supply, it’s just a simple ADAMnet device on the chain. This can also be used as a permanent solution if you use an ADAMnet splitter to share the side ADAMnet port with other devices at the same time. It is wired to use a standard ADAMnet reverse cable like other devices."