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  1. http://www.mainbyte.com/ti99/speech_peb/speech_peb.html
  2. Same here. I've looked at the schematics floating around, but it's beyond my skill level.
  3. I like this idea. I really didn't want to crack open my PEB, so I upgraded my TIPI to 2.x the hard way (in-place distro upgrade, then manually update the TIPI software). If the card were mounted externally, I would have just re-imaged it.
  4. That's the model we have. Check out the channel "Tomb of 3D Printed Horrors" on YouTube for great instructional videos. I haven't found a need to attach it to a surface. The aluminum extrusions are pretty sturdy, but be sure they're square. Even check the base pieces that come pre-assembled. If there's one thing that drove me (and most other Ender 3 owners) nuts, it's the quality of the bed surface. The magnetic part is good, but the base metal piece often has tiny dips all over. It's very common to eventually replace the magnetic bed with a glass one (or just a piece of mirror from the hardware store).
  5. I had to go back and check the box. I would have missed the cassette hidden in the packing material. Thanks!
  6. O2 was my first console. My dad thought the keyboard meant it would eventually be more of a computer. Once he figured out it wasn't, he got me a used TI, which saw a lot more use. I'm finally near the top of the waiting list for the menu-driven multicart after ordering it after MGC last year. Once it's on the way, I get the O2 down from the attic to refurb.
  7. I tried to reset it back into keyboard mode any time I wandered by. Even with the full Dragon's Lair cab on site, I was still drawn to the TI version. I've seen a lot of weird behavior at LAX over the years, but I hadn't heard of any game theft before. I guess other than the VR/AR room, supervision is just periodic walkthroughs. Sigh.
  8. This one’s not my copy, but someone’s got theirs on display at Louisville Arcade Expo this weekend.
  9. I didn't ignore it. I just didn't have enough room in my luggage to get it home. 😀
  10. After squinting at the schematic, it sure seems like a sidecar modem. There's a 99532, both pulse and tone dialing, a momentary switch for manual pick, a line marked UART, and a "CD" LED that could be Carrier Detect. And I figured out the board layout. "A1" is the lower right. Letters bottom to top, numbers right to left. The 99523 is C5 on the schematic. It's the chip 2 spots right from the EPROM under the VHS label.
  11. If you just need to verify the PEB, drive, and controller are working, you can try running this TI Basic code:
  12. I poked around at this and determined that pip is a probably better way to distribute, since it's just Python script. Here's the setup.py script I used as a proof of concept: import setuptools with open("README.md", "r") as fh: long_description = fh.read() setuptools.setup( name='xdt99', version='2.0.1', scripts=['xas99.py','xbas99.py','xda99.py','xdg99.py','xdm99.py','xga99.py','xhm99.py','xvm99.py'] , author="Ralph Benzinger", author_email="[email protected]", description="TI 99 Cross-Development Tools", long_description=long_description, long_description_content_type="text/markdown", url="https://github.com/endlos99/xdt99", packages=setuptools.find_packages(), classifiers=[ "Programming Language :: Python :: 2.7", "License :: OSI Approved :: GNU General Public License v2 (GPLv2)", "Operating System :: OS Independent", ], )
  13. Wrapping up xdt99 into a packaging tool should be pretty straightforward. On Debian variants like Raspbian, you'd go for the .deb format and use apt to install it. On Mac, you could use Homebrew. In both cases, you'd provide a dependency spec to pull in the version of Python needed if it isn't already present. But as Matt mentioned, installing that package onto a TIPI would likely break things in a way that would make it tough to troubleshoot.
  14. Just up the road from me, so I could have saved the $25. Still way too expensive for my needs.
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