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New Speech in PEB adapter card

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coolio, I'm a computer programmer by profession. Java mostly, though I'm pretty capable in a number of languages. It's tough finding a local programmer position since so many programming jobs get outsourced overseas these days. I'm checking in some hospitals around here, since they often have in-house programmers.

 

Thanks for the best wishes guys! I'll let you know if anything develops.

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I just started working for Onshore Outsourcing a company that is trying to pull jobs back into America, especially rural areas. I'm working in C#, ASP.NET MVC 5, and MS SQL Server.

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I know Greg had a few PCB's and components ordered and ready to put together last year. Not sure if he ever got around to it, I know life got in the way like with most of us.

 

I think I recall him stating the PCB was not through hole design so surface mount I think.

 

Hopefully he will log in soon to answer and we could all see this come to fruition.

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Hey, all! Thanks for the renewed interest in this project. Here's the long overdue update:

 

I recently got married and moved, and my new house had to accommodate both my stuff and my wife's, so the basement area which I plan on converting into my TI lab still hasn't been set up yet. However, this project is still alive and well in my head.

 

I am toying with the idea of building a replacement PEB interface card. I am also well into the final stages of designing a way to connect the PEB to the TI using an ordinary 40-pin IDE hard drive ribbon cable. (Yes, I know that's not enough pins, I'm using some clever techniques to make it work.) The ultimate plan is to be able to buy an off-the-shelf 3-foot hard drive cable and use it to connect your PEB. You can even get round IDE cables to make your desk less messy.

 

So my thinking is this: the PEB-side connector card for this new interface doesn't need to be very big with today's modern chips, so there's enough room to relocate my Speech-to-PEB circuit to this new card. In other words, the new TI-to-PEB connection card would have an optional card edge connector where you could stick a speech synth, if you had one. So it'd kill two birds with one stone.

 

How's that sound? Would using a standard IDE cable be better for the PEB? And having the connection card pulling double duty with the Speech Synth to save PEB slots as well?

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I'd like to see an adaptor that is not proprietary to the ide cable alone. Maybe a standard passthrough connection as well for a 32k memory expansion.

 

I'm working things out on paper and was planning to make a 3d model mock up of something I have in mind. Nothing as dramatic as changing the cable. More so a mini backplane that can take a series siren speech synth inserted vertically as well a a/v adapter fir the existing peb interface to be connected vertically (on its side, and continue with a pass through for the 32k side cart.

 

I'll try to doodle something shortly.

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Hey, all! Thanks for the renewed interest in this project. Here's the long overdue update:

 

I recently got married and moved, and my new house had to accommodate both my stuff and my wife's, so the basement area which I plan on converting into my TI lab still hasn't been set up yet. However, this project is still alive and well in my head.

 

I am toying with the idea of building a replacement PEB interface card. I am also well into the final stages of designing a way to connect the PEB to the TI using an ordinary 40-pin IDE hard drive ribbon cable. (Yes, I know that's not enough pins, I'm using some clever techniques to make it work.) The ultimate plan is to be able to buy an off-the-shelf 3-foot hard drive cable and use it to connect your PEB. You can even get round IDE cables to make your desk less messy.

 

So my thinking is this: the PEB-side connector card for this new interface doesn't need to be very big with today's modern chips, so there's enough room to relocate my Speech-to-PEB circuit to this new card. In other words, the new TI-to-PEB connection card would have an optional card edge connector where you could stick a speech synth, if you had one. So it'd kill two birds with one stone.

 

How's that sound? Would using a standard IDE cable be better for the PEB? And having the connection card pulling double duty with the Speech Synth to save PEB slots as well?

 

Very nice idea Greg!

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