Please note that this product is NOT electrically suitable for use in a Tandy Coco 1 computer, as pins 1 & 2 are connected together.
The Oojamaflip is a remake of a device manufactured in the late 1980s for the Dragon computer by Richard Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe Electronics. His original boards were very ingenious and well made devices which have stood the test of time.
The Oojamaflip permits the connection of some of the newer peripherals alongside one of the virtual disk solutions, like DragonMMC, DragonDrive or CocoSDC. My main use so far has been for connecting the V9958 Wordpak 2+ board to a Dragon 64 at the same time as the DragonMMC or CocoSDC.
It won’t work for everything – but it does certainly allow more flexibility on the cartridge port.
Please bear the following in mind before ordering:
- whilst these work, and are of sound quality, they are still considered experimental.
- you will receive the soldered board only – any internal fixings to make secure the board or peripherals are your responsibility.
- Instructions can be downloaded here. In order to reduce package size, none are included in the kit.
- the board will be supplied with a 2-pin header and a jumper to connect the +5v line. If you wish to add a switch, it is left to you to work out your own solution as regards connectivity etc.
- The product is not guaranteed to fit inside any Tandy Coco machine, as it has been designed for use inside Dragon computers. It should be functionally compatible with Coco 2 & 3, if not physically compatible.