I am back on AtariAge after a small hiatus.
I have been sitting on the Ethernet Cart and Contiki port project for some time now. Originally, I wanted to produce the ethernet cart boards and provide the software and make a little bit of extra $... but I have decided that this is just plain selfish. So, what I want to do is release the Atari Port of the Contiki software into the open software domain and allow anyone to download the executables and the source code. I can also provide instructions for making the cart.
I would like to avoid just handing the source code over to one other person for fear of that person just sitting on it and not doing anything with it like I have for years. (Sorry guys!)
Anyway, what I am looking for is this:
- Someone to host a sourceforge (or some other source-code/revision-control site) site where I can upload the source code and current executables.
- Someone to take the instructions on how to build the PC board and actually build a PC board or full carts. The instructions are simple, but I would like to find someone who can produce boards for those who don't want to weld a soldering iron...
The current status of the project is that a couple of prototype boards have worked, the simple telnet application works (See the youtube video in my signature below), and the telnet daemon to telnet into an Atari Server works. Some other code for web browser, email, ftp, vnc, etc could all be updated easily if the code can be squeezed down in size or if someone with better knowledge of running under the OS ROM or in extended memory banks could get that to work. The code is there, and it compiles. Everything other than telnet just does not fit into the Atari memory yet.
Well, with that, I would also like to say that the Atari Community here and elsewhere online RULES! I have had some great fun making applications, games and some hardware for the our beloved Atari 8bit. If you cannot help with this project, if you have liked any of my previous Atari 8-bit projects (Click, Blackbox, JellyBeans, Color ANSI Terminal, 6-bit PCM player, Atari Terminal Server for the PC, bmp2atascii.pl or detokenize.pl), and IF YOU WANT TO, please send me a donation here:
You certainly do not have to send any donations, but just if you want to. I have put many hours into these projects and did it for the fun not the money. And, I really would rather give out the Contiki source code rather than no one use it, anyway...
Let me know if you can help...
Here are some informational links:
Where to buy a cs8900a board for around $35:
Contiki main website: