Our TI hobby is not practical, but we still justifying dumping big bucks into it. So what about out-of-the-box, probably next to worthless ideas that would only have a "that's cool" appeal? Some of you guys must have at least one far-out idea you've never had the guts to mention in public.
Well, I've got the balls to put mine 'out there'... here it goes.
An FM radio card controlled by the TI with tuner and volume information displayed on the TI screen.
There are FM radio IC chips floating around out there. With a little support circuitry, who knows?
Too bad the DATASHEET is not in English.
Okay, that was mine... what's yours?
Looks like that chip is an analog tuner and would be tough to integrate - but this one is meant for microcontroller control: https://www.sparkfun.../products/12938
It's I2C, so you'd either need to build an interface, but a slightly tweaked UberGROM with I2C enabled in place of the serial port would be able to talk to it trivially (that's really something I should just put into the firmware, if I get back to it.) It can even pick up the radio text that modern stations broadcast.
The programming looks interesting. The only real sad part is that with the lack of an audio input on the cartridge port, we couldn't just make an FM radio cartridge.
(Edit: well, I guess nothing stops a PEB card from working, though...)
Edited by Tursi, Tue Dec 4, 2018 1:46 AM.