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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 7:27 PM

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?



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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 7:28 PM



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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 7:32 PM

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I like it!  A little too big for my tastes though.  Surprisingly the music sounds better than what I would have expected.



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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 7:45 PM

^

I like it!  A little too big for my tastes though.  Surprisingly the music sounds better than what I would have expected.

 

I'd hate to see the electric bill for running that, but it's pure awesomeness. :) Where do old drives go when they die? They don't go to heaven where the angels sigh. Go play a gig, catch fire and fry; see 'em again on 4th of July. 



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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 11:22 PM

Those are really cool to watch and listen to, but they make me sad too, because those floppy drives will never read diskettes again, and it's not like there are a lot of replacements coming off the line... ;) Once the creator gets tired of playing music on them, they'll end up thrown away.



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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 11:30 PM

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?

I had this in the works once upon a time...
...now the plan is for a VHF/UHF scanner for interface with radio and telecommunication  systems.

I Found an old realistic model for $10. ...$2 for 18 opto-coupler interface(to an existing controller).
A DOLLAR STORE FM TUNER would be easier to interface.
...as for it coming in card(?) form...

...sounds like a big footprint for something simple, connection to the JOY or CASSETTE port sounds less resource consuming.
Another way to go... interface a UNIVERSAL IR REMOTE to control your rack equipment!



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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 12:35 AM

Who knows, it the 3D P-Box project is ever finished and people start posting schematics with BOM's, all of us might be able to make something totally awesome that connects to the joystick, cassette or RS-232 ports.

 

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 1:46 AM

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.


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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 2:05 AM

Another good add would be a 565PLL SCA decoder... if that's still in use.


Edited by HOME AUTOMATION, Tue Dec 4, 2018 2:12 AM.


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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 10:17 AM

Yeah, a PEB radio card could be relatively small, keeping down the expense and only requiring an output jack on it for a set of speakers, or maybe even a Bluetooth chip.  I would 100% be a +1 for one of these.  Not only would it encourage me to turn on my TI more often, I'd probably use it more for other things once it was turned on.

 

Complicated might never get built,  but even a bare bones radio would be awesome for the TI.



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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 5:17 PM

Yeah, a PEB radio card could be relatively small, keeping down the expense and only requiring an output jack on it for a set of speakers, or maybe even a Bluetooth chip.

 

Wouldn't need it, a PEB card can feed audio back to the console's audio in line ;) Cartridge could use the jack though.



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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 5:37 PM

 

Wouldn't need it, a PEB card can feed audio back to the console's audio in line ;) Cartridge could use the jack though.

 

unless you have a speech synth in between unless you jumper that across the SS board..

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 5:53 PM

 

Wouldn't need it, a PEB card can feed audio back to the console's audio in line 

 

 

unless you have a speech synth in between unless you jumper that across the SS board..

 

Oh yeah!  I have my speech in the P-Box... and I have an empty slot too!



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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 6:36 PM

Surely with all the talent here, someone can make a tiny daughter board that attaches to the flex interface to allow speech in-box....

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 7:34 PM

 
Wouldn't need it, a PEB card can feed audio back to the console's audio in line ;) Cartridge could use the jack though.

Unless you want something luxuriously extravagant like stereo sound.

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 11:11 PM

Unless you want something luxuriously extravagant like stereo sound.

 

Now you're talking crazy! :)



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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 11:20 PM

How fun it would be to demo something like that at Fest West in 5 months.

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 1:39 AM

Surely with all the talent here, someone can make a tiny daughter board that attaches to the flex interface to allow speech in-box....

 

There was a user here (not present for over eight months) who started such a project, he even had some success with it, before he abandoned it.

You can reference it in << THIS THREAD >>



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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 8:34 AM

Ever heard of the Rave Speech Card? I have one in my P-Box right now.



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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 8:59 AM

Indeed. The CorComp triple tech also provides this luxury. Unfortunately, both cards are mostly unobtanium.

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 9:19 AM

Indeed. The CorComp triple tech also provides this luxury. Unfortunately, both cards are mostly unobtanium.

Yep, I have both, but you can build your own speech adapter too! As I have posted in a much earlier thread a couple of years ago.



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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 9:40 AM

Indeed. The CorComp triple tech also provides this luxury. Unfortunately, both cards are mostly unobtanium.

 

That's no joke!  I was obsessively aggressive in my quest to re-obtain one, even then it took me an entire year.  If it were not for Gazoo, who knows how long it would have taken.

 

Seriously though, considering how small the one was that the guy was developing, and all the stuff being done these days with surface mount FPGA stuff, I'm really surprised no one has come out with a modern day "DOUBLE TECH CARD".  Speech and RTC only, there's really not much need for a 64K PIO printer buffer these days.

 

Now those two items would be awesome together, so if someone needed a project, that might be an interesting one.  I could mention one additional item... but I'll keep that comment to myself (unless I'm asked).  ;)



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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2018 10:19 PM

I am working on trying to respin the Rave board, now that we have a good set of PAL equations for it. . .that looks like a project to work on over the holidays.



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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2018 10:25 PM

I am working on trying to respin the Rave board, now that we have a good set of PAL equations for it. . .that looks like a project to work on over the holidays.

 

No HFDC/DSDD/HRD??

 

:( 



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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2018 10:32 PM

Two of the three are also on my list: HRDs and DSDD Controllers. . .;)






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