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I can't believe I actually dreamed about doing this last nite. 😁 anyway, there's a way to hook a real PEB to a PC using a serial cable. can the same thing be done with a NanoPEB ?

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18 minutes ago, hloberg said:
I can't believe I actually dreamed about doing this last nite. anyway, there's a way to hook a real PEB to a PC using a serial cable. can the same thing be done with a NanoPEB ?

Yep it's in the FAQ - 

Can I transfer files from my PC to my TI?

 

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Yes, you can connect the NanoPEB RS232 port to a PC RS232 port and exchange data. 

 

You can use the NanoPEB version of Dsk2Pc to copy disks to and from the NanoPEB.  And you can use the NanoPEB version of CfHdx to copy files. 

 

Extended Basic programs can also use this interface to send and receive data, if you have your own uses for it.  In my case, my TI Gamestation interface exchanges commands with Python service scripts on a PC, which routes RS232 commands as necessary to a larger "network" of RS232 devices. 

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so if I get this right, the HDX looks like a HD as device HDX1. to the TI-99. it can also use the PC printer and clock through the NanoPEB serial port.

 

another question about the serial port (nanoPEB and otherwise). anything on using a serial mouse with the serial port of the TI99? I remember seeing something a long time ago but can't remember what was said.

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5 minutes ago, Stuart said:

i thought so I just couldn't remember where I saw it. must been your article I read. I have a Microsoft mouse like you mentioned so it should work.

going to have fun this weekend playing with the mouse and HDX on the NanoPEB. 😊

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Fun fact: as much as TIPI mice have kind of eclipsed the relevance of this solution in the present day, it's even possible to have a wireless NanoPEB mouse, if one so desires. 

 

I've got a Microsoft Cordless Wheel Mouse, myself.  Yes, it's a wireless Serial mouse (dongle supports both PS/2 and Serial modes):

 

 

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Admittedly, kind of pointless.  But honestly, what's the point of any of this stuff? 

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so if I get this right, the HDX looks like a HD as device HDX1. to the TI-99. it can also use the PC printer and clock through the NanoPEB serial port.

 

another question about the serial port (nanoPEB and otherwise). anything on using a serial mouse with the serial port of the TI99? I remember seeing something a long time ago but can't remember what was said.

Yes but on a nano it's only going to work in cfhdxs and dsk2pc. No DSR. I have a post here on how to set it up it's linked in the FAQ you can also use mfm with the same cable to do xmodem transfers manually from a PC term program to the TI clock and printer requires the DSR so not on a nano.. however you can run ti print on the PC and use the same cable to print serially to it without HDX

 

Hdx runs at 38400 baud

Mfm at 19200

And if you just try using a term pgm your baud rate will be lucky to work any faster than 2400 baud

 

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38 minutes ago, pixelpedant said:

 

Fun fact: as much as TIPI mice have kind of eclipsed the relevance of this solution in the present day, it's even possible to have a wireless NanoPEB mouse, if one so desires. 

 

I've got a Microsoft Cordless Wheel Mouse, myself.  Yes, it's a wireless Serial mouse (dongle supports both PS/2 and Serial modes):

 

 

image.png.e3df0e48f77c4f13f5739926a2edad68.png

 

Admittedly, kind of pointless.  But honestly, what's the point of any of this stuff? 

I once had an old IBM wireless serial mouse. had a battery life of couple months and only work line-of-site. boy we've come a long way.

 

Admittedly, kind of pointless.  But honestly, what's the point of any of this stuff? 

 

the more pointless, the more fun. 😁 I mean what the point of a HDX connection to your NanoPEB to transfer files when you can just take the CF card out and use TIDir? still, it can be done!

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while I'm on a roll and speaking of really pointless a long time ago in a city far, far away (Atlanta) I hooked up a NanoPEB to the internet using a RS232 to ethernet adapter. mostly worked but that was before Stuart's (?) web browser so mostly useless. the hardest part was configuring the RS232>ethernet device. had to go through 3 of them before I found one still in working order. 

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I once had an old IBM wireless serial mouse. had a battery life of couple months and only work line-of-site. boy we've come a long way.
 
Admittedly, kind of pointless.  But honestly, what's the point of any of this stuff? 
 
the more pointless, the more fun.  I mean what the point of a HDX connection to your NanoPEB to transfer files when you can just take the CF card out and use TIDir? still, it can be done!
the more times you remove the CF card from your nano peb the more likely it is to stop working I would not remove it unless you absolutely have to.. I sell big enough cards to where you can fit pretty much everything made for the ti on it so if you have a tiny card that solution is easy

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19 minutes ago, arcadeshopper said:

the more times you remove the CF card from your nano peb the more likely it is to stop working I would not remove it unless you absolutely have to.. I sell big enough cards to where you can fit pretty much everything made for the ti on it so if you have a tiny card that solution is easy

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good point. FYI on your FYIs. I marked them. good info, thanks.

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