#FujiNet was intended to be a network adapter that attaches to the SIO (Peripheral) port of an Atari 8-bit computer system but has become an all encompassing SIO peripheral emulator. The current hardware is a design based on the ESP32-WROVER module and contains a custom 3D printed SIO Plug and Receptacle.
What does it provide?
#FujiNet provides the following functionality in various states of progress:
|Works / In Progress||Load floppy disk images from onboard MicroSD or networked TNFS server. Currently supports ATR format.|
|Works / In Progress||850 Modem emulation, supports Type 1 Poll to load handler. Works with existing communications programs such as Ice-T, BobTerm, AMODEM, PLATOTERM, and BBS servers.|
|Works / In Progress||Printer output saved to PDF files downloadable from the device. Available Printers: 820, 822, 825, 1020, 1025, 1027, 1029, Espon 80, HTML for copy/paste, GRANTIC Screen Printer. Example 822 Printouts (PDF): Text & Graphics. Example 1027 Printout (PDF): N-Hndlr ASM Text. More printer support to be added.|
|Works / In Progress||NEW networking device. #FujiNet configuration commands in place and working (WiFi, mounting, etc). TCP/UDP working. Handler in progress.|
|Other||Working & In Progress||SIO2BT Bluetooth Connection.|
Apetime Real Time Clock (NTP).
SAM Text To Speech as a printer, voice output from #FujiNet to Atari (Video with explanation, WAV File & SAM short video).
MIDIMaze network gaming in progress (Video)
More functionality will be available in the future with updates to the firmware.
When will it be available?
#FujiNet development is proceeding rapidly. Since November 2019 we have created no less than 6 hardware revisions and have moved software development from the Arduino IDE to PlatformIO. We are currently working towards using the Espressif IDF Framework with PlatformIO. FujiNet Hardware development is now frozen at 1.0 and is currently being produced in small batches. After the first batch is complete, all design files will be released in our Github hardware repo (expected to be in late August 2020).
Documentation & More Info
The documentation is being stored in our GitHub Wiki. Informational updates are frequently posted to the AtariAge forum thread. We have a Discord chat used by developers. There are some excellent videos on YouTube explaining in detail the software progress of #FujiNet.