“HAL’s friends” it’s the name of my home computer and videogames collection.
Computers are my passion and this website is my way to remember the period from the ’80s to the late ’90s.
In the shop section, I’m selling a couple of hardware projects i’ve designed and built.


Gotek Mount

The Gotek drive is, for retro computers lovers, one of the most useful product: you can replace a floppy drive with a device that can not only emulate it but gives the possibility to load, using an USB pen drive, every floppy image you want. Using the Gotek you can save your aging floppy drive …

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Simple Wifi RS232 Modem

The ‘Simple’ Wifi Modem it’s a device to connect a computer with an RS232 serial port to a telnet BBS. It does not use an analog phone line but internet through a wifi connection. Behaves like a Hayes dial-up modem, and it is designed and built for old computers; i use it with my first …

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