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This is the story of the SD2PET future. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.
SD2PET future is a new disk drive replacement for the Commodore PET and CBM range of computers, and it is available to buy now. It is not, however, the product we planned to build.
Commodore PET 4032 computer and started looking around for SD card storage options as I didn't have much software on tape. I couldn't find any available to buy, I did find one that had been sold for a while, but it seemed was no longer in production, and the creator wasn't responding to messages. I ended up making a version of that using an Arduino as a base, and whilst it worked, its functionality was limited to load and save PRG files, it didn't support disk images or any of the BASIC 4 disk commands etc.
+ to avoid confusion). The + refers to the extra features that will be on the + version, controlled by the two function buttons on the case. The CR only has a reset button.
+ resolved. These went onto pre-order. I was told that everyone would go for the plus version, and we could quietly drop the future version when no one ordered it. But people did order it. It didn't sell as many as the plus, but enough to make it viable.
SD2PET +, the SD2PET future has arrived first. These are shipping now, with the plus version to follow as soon as we can.
2022 Update: The SD2PET future is now the main model, and is now just referred to as the SD2PET. Available now from The Future Was 8 bit