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In Topic: ABBUC Software Competition 2018

Mon Jul 9, 2018 5:08 AM

No, promoting the program is fine, just don't make it available/distribute it to a larger audience (a limited amount of beta testers is fine).


One more note: I'll be going on holidays on Saturday and will return only in beginning of August, i.e. after the deadline. For those who have not submitted through the new online system, I would advise to just submit a draft before end of this week. This way you can still reach me in case of problems (which should not arise if you duly follow the process :) ). You can still update your entry right until the deadline, so there is not harm in submitting early.

In Topic: SIO2Arduino

Wed Jul 4, 2018 9:03 AM

Hi Farb,


thanks for the response, I will have a look at SDrive Max which also looks great, but I really liked that SIO2Arduino works on a plain Arduino Uno.

As for my problem, I found out that I have to use the RVERTER handler and with this one, I can communicate fine between the Atari and the Arduino via my Atariduino shield. I wish I had known back then how relatively easy it is to do serial communication over the SIO port without expensive devices such as the 850.

Here's a little demo (sorry, German voice-over only) for this year's hardware contest, and it also runs SIO2Arduino with just a few code modifications, too (not shown here though):

In Topic: ABBUC Software Competition 2018

Tue Jul 3, 2018 9:32 AM

More or less, this year's rules are here:

In Topic: Accessing R: handler without device present

Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:36 PM

Thanks, these are helpful pointers, I'll have a look at them, but as you mentioned, if anyone has those at hand, here would be a good place to share them :)...

In Topic: Accessing R: handler without device present

Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:38 PM

Thanks, yes, I understand that for separating the R-Verter data from other SIO data, the MOTOR line will be necessary, but for the moment I'm still trying to figure out how to get "readable" data to and from the device in BASIC. Since it works perfectly with Ice-T, I assume it's just a matter of settings. Does anyone know how to set the transmission speed with R-Verter from BASIC using XIOs?


EDIT: I hooked up a scope to the SIO port and found a signal length of approx. 3ms, i.e. 300 Baud. Have to go to bed now, though, but will try if it works first thing in the morning :)...