File storage with mp3 player

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File Storage with an MP3 Player

NADSBox, Tape, Tandy Portable Disk Drives, REX, and Remem. There are many options for portable storage devices for the Model 100, but one may just be lying around your home.

What you need

Tandy Model 100 Cassette Cable

Standard, Vanilla MP3 Player preferably with a MIC or line in port

If your MP3 player has a MIC or Line In port, then skip to "Storage W/O PC". Otherwise, read on.

Storage with a PC

  1. Connect the cassette cable to your model 100, and the other end into the MIC port on your PC.
  2. Load a program (I use Windows Movie Maker) that will capture sound from a MIC input and save it to a .WMA file.
  3. Go into BASIC on the M-100 and type in "CSAVE "yourfile.xx"". DO NOT PRESS ENTER!
  4. Press "record" on your pc, and "enter" on your Model 100. When the Model 100 shows the OK prompt, press "Stop" on your pc.
  5. Save the WMA file to your computer. Make it something relevent to the file saved e.g. "yourfile.ba.wma"
  6. Once you have done this for all of the files you want in your MP3 player, copy the files onto your MP3 player.
  7. Goto "Loading files from your MP3 Player"

Storage without a PC

  1. Connect the cassette cable to your model 100, and the other end into the MIC port on your MP3 player.
  2. Load a program that will capture sound from a MIC input and save it to a sound file (Usually called RECORDER, or similar).
  3. Go into BASIC on the M-100 and type in "CSAVE "yourfile.xx"". DO NOT PRESS ENTER!
  4. Press "record" on your Player, and "enter" on your Model 100. When the Model 100 shows the OK prompt, press "Stop" on your Player.
  5. Save the sound file to your Player. Make it something relevant to the file saved e.g. "yourfile.ba.WAV"

Loading files from your MP3 Player

  1. Connect the PHONE port on the Player to the cassette cable.
  2. Begin playing the sound file you wish to load.
  3. Rewind to the begining of the file and press "pause"
  4. Type "CLOAD "yourfile.xx" <enter>" on the Model 100
  5. Press "Play" on the MP3 player

NOTE: this is not foolproof, and may require some fiddling (volume) to work correctly.