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The Pi1541 is a real-time, cycle exact, Commodore 1541 disk drive emulator that can run on the Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+ and 3A+.

Simply put your games, demos and programs in .d64 format onto a microSD card or USB flash drive and load it from the Pi1541 like a real Commodore 1541/1581 disk drive.

This board uses ‘Option B’ which means that you need the line ‘splitIECLines = 1’ in your options.txt file.

Pi1541 Features:

  • 128×64 OLED display included
  • Dual DIN connectors (serial ports)
  • Power and activity LEDs
  • Socketed 7406 IC
  • Piezo speaker for stepper motor sound simulation (optional)
  • Output for external speaker

All you need is:

  • Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+/3A+ with a micro-SD card
  • 2.4A Power supply
  • Serial Cable

You can read more about the Pi1541 –

The origin of the PCB Layout is

This is now available in retail packaging assembled £26, as a kit £22 and PCB Only £3. If you have any questions or to order please email [email protected]

You can make things very easy with the setup –
16GB Micro SD Card preformatted and loaded with all the files you need including the options.txt file. V1.23. Simply plug in and switch on – could not be easier! microSd Card is only £10.

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