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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:12 PM

Okay, it's like this, I'm always looking at what is next, but this time I'm out of ideas.  The TIPI's RPi has four USB ports, we can use one for a mouse... excellent.  But what to do with the other three?

 

Any ideas guys?

 



#2 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:25 PM

Printer ? USB-2-PAR-adapter / PIO ?

USB-2-RS232 ? analog modem ? Joy-talk

KNX ?  X-10  /  99 Home Sentry interface ?

IEEE-488 ?

backup mouse ?  :)



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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:41 PM

Digitizer tablet. Someone's gotta replace the Super Sketch.

Analog joystick.

Edited by JB, Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:57 PM.


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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:54 AM

Does it already have a wireless keyboard?



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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:10 AM

You get a time travelling machine if you hook it up to some flux capacitor and 10 gigawatt of electricity!

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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:55 PM

Idea: Hook up your Stuart's single board 99105 or 9995 cpu boards to a serial to usb adapter, and program that board from your 4A... 

 

Idea: Write some software that uses what is, cause without software, it is as good as isn't.

 

Idea: Write a game that has 4 players simultaneously, using usb controllers for the extra 2. 

 

Idea: hook up a USB floppy drive or CDROM drive. Feel like it's the 90s. Whatever happened to the advertised TI-CD-ROM? I could never tell from the adds if it was a disc, or a drive.

 

Idea: Triton Turbo XT adapter mk2 - use a USB to USB cable to have the TI be your PC's keyboard. Cause that was a good idea :)  LOL...

 

Idea: USB Midi adapter - Write some games that use MIDI music to sound EPIC!

 

Idea: Auto-backup to a usb thumbdrive

 

Idea: USB to Parallel port adapter - print to that ancient printer.. or just use it as extra GPIO... 

 

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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:32 PM

MIDI sounds cool!  I've never tried it M@, but does TIPI support USB memory sticks and USB disk drives?  I always figured with the 'right software' it could probably imitate an HDX and hookup with Fred's HDX software on the PC with a standard USB cable, but even though I miss the bidirectional ease of the HDX, the TIPI's browser based utility is pretty darn good and it does the job.... without a huge mess of cables.



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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:40 PM

 

 X-10  /  99 Home Sentry interface?

 

 

Yes.  Good ideas, but another thing that could be cool is to use the TIPI's already built-in WiFi capabilities with new WiFi devices, even some light bulbs now come WiFi capable.  Using a TI-side control program would be awesome.  I suspect someone like Vorticon has already thought of that though.



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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:43 PM

Does it already have a wireless keyboard?

 

The RPi supports wireless keyboards, but using that to control the TI itself is something I don't believe possible.  HOWEVER, M@ has already designed and implemented a wireless keyboard adapter for the TI.  



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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:45 PM


Idea: USB Midi adapter - Write some games that use MIDI music to sound EPIC!

 

Don't need an external usb adapter. Just install a midi software synth on the PI and figure out a way to control it through the TIPI. Haven't actually tried midi yet, but I have gotten mp3s to play, but only by starting up omxplayer from the telnet client. So far, my attempts to use call tipi from basic to try to start the player just causes the TI to reset back to the boot screen.


Edited by jjh76, Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:45 PM.


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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:40 PM

 

The RPi supports wireless keyboards, but using that to control the TI itself is something I don't believe possible.  HOWEVER, M@ has already designed and implemented a wireless keyboard adapter for the TI.  

 

I'm currently using two USB keyboard adapters in two F18A powered TI-99/4A consoles via a 4 port KVM (VGA/USB) with wireless keyboard & mouse, shared with laptop & docking station with real RS232 and Parallel ports.  The TI consoles are connected to CF7A+ or one of 3 NanoPEB side cars.



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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:54 PM

Recognize this?...

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I like the editor, as it's in the Editor/Assembler II .BIN for the FinalGROM, but what I'd like is a STAND ALONE version that I could load up with 4A/DOS for easy editing in 80 columns of BATCH FILES.  Anyone have an E/A5 version that I could put on my TIPI?






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