Searching for a state of the art external plug&playdevice, in order to use the Apple IIc and Apple IIgs;I found the Fujinet project working on the Apple II
This is a customized version of Fujinet for Apple II
#### What is it?
Fujinet is a series of devices that provide disk or hard disk emulation via SD card, and via WiFi connection.
Any disk image, such Total Replay is completely supported; loaded from Internet or via SD card.
It is also useful to use BBS, vintage internet chat systems, and other internet based services using a classical computer platform.
Currently Fujinet supports Atari 8 bits - Coleco Adam and Apple II computers.
This model is intended for Apple II, and it can be used natively in these Apple II models:
For these other models, you need a SmartPort ROM card:
Apple IIe Enhanced
Apple II Plus
SmartPort cards supported for IIe, IIe enhanced and Plus:
Apple Liron (AppleIII)
Grappler w/ SoftPort ROM SuperSerial w/ DIY SmartPort (E)EPROM
#### Why did you make it?
Its a customized version from the original shape
of the Fujinet for Apple II in order to massively reduce its size,
remove the need of an extender IDC20 cable;
and convert the device into a tiny sized version.
As well, weight is extremely reduced, less than 50 grams.
in order to be worldwide shipped to any international destination.
#### What makes it special?
Tiny size, intended to create an easy to manipulate,
to create a very confortable device that can be plugged
into the back of your Apple II computer in order
to enjoy internet services or classical disk emulation via SD card.
External power is not required, the device is powered from
the drive / SmartPort DB19 connector.
#### How to use it?
The Apple IIGS can autoboot: just turn it on and with a properly wired and firmware-loaded FN it should load the CONFIG screen. Apple IIc cannot autoboot. To boot it ensure there is no disk in the internal drive (you can leave the drive connected). Then power on the
Apple IIc. Hit CTRL-Reset to get to the ] prompt. Type PR#5 and the FN should load the CONFIG app. After you select a host and load a virtual slot you use ESC to boot. You must again CTRL-Reset and the PR#5 to 'boot' that virtual drive and the disk should load. Check your logs if it doesn't (keep the USB connected and watch the logging output real-time).
As well, view the provided video links in order to see the device under operation :)
#### Operation videos:
Apple IIc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY0cYTckrZo
Apple IIgs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjaNDBNfWmc
PLEASE NOTE: FujiNet is powered by the Espressif ESP32 chipset,
which works on 2.4GHz WiFi networks ONLY. If you are using a
"mixed" 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi network (using both radio bands with the same SSID),
you MAY have problems connecting your FujiNet device with other devices on the network.
Currently the Apple II implementation only works with HDV and PO images,
so ensure you have those.
More disk image formats for the Apple will be added in future firmware releases.
#### Firmware update:
You can download the FujiNet-Flasher (for Windows, macOS, or Linux),
from https://fujinet.online/download/. For more information, see FujiNet-Flasher.
Update procedure is performed via the micro USB port of the FujiApple device.
Its as simple as plug the USB cable, select the Apple II platform firmware and click update device.
Tested in both Apple IIc and Apple IIgs,here some videos (executing Total Replay from the internet and SD card)and some images:
Proof of ownership and manufacturing, these units are also being sold at Amibay forum:
Price is 59,5€ per unit, plus 10€ of tracked shipment to Europe - USA - UK,
11€ for tracked shipment to rest of the world
These are manually assembled at home, in Spain