A USB device that emulates (multiple) drives and CD-ROM devices from images on SD-card.Sold By Gigatron
The pISO USB-stick was a kickstarter project that has been made open hardware and I decided to build a handful (because I wanted a few myself). The pISO contains an SD-card that holds disk images and…Read More…
The pISO USB-stick was a kickstarter project that has been made open hardware and I decided to build a handful (because I wanted a few myself).
The pISO contains an SD-card that holds disk images and/or CD-ROM images. Using the built-in menu with the three buttons and OLED screen, you can select one or more images and these will then appear are USB drives on the device the pISO is connected to.
The fun thing is that you can also put an "ISOS" directory on the SD-card and put images of CD-ROM's (or DVD-ROM's) in there. These can then be emulated as well, and they will appear as a CD-ROM device on the system the pISO is plugged in to.
This is great for retro-enthusiasts who have systems that can boot from CD-ROM but not USB-drives. Or just to get rid of your collection of OS CD-ROMs and put them all on one pISO.
I include a 32GB SD-card with the pISO, that already contains a bunch of OSes that you can provide as CD-images straight away. You can add new ones easily, by putting them on the SD-card directly, or just by using the pISO.
What you get is: - the hand soldered PCB that is the actual pISO as seen on Kickstarter - a 3D printed case, held together with 4 M2.5 screws, only available in light blue - a 32GB SD-card already containing the pISO boot loader and 2 partitions, one of which has a selection of OS CD images - a 2-page manual - optional: a Raspberry Pi Zero v1.2 or v1.3
The first picture shows the front and back. You will need to get a Raspberry Pi Zero for it to work. They are not sold in bulk which is why it is preferred to buy one yourself, they are only about $5. The pISO connects to the Raspberry Pi Zero using spring loaded contacts, so the Raspberry Pi Zero just needs to be added and the cover screwed on for it to work. I do have a few Raspberry Pi Zero's and for an additional $13 I can add one, as long as stock lasts.
All pISO's are tested and working.
Nathan | Oct. 26, 2021
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