November 13 2018 Seattle Commodore Computer Club Meetup #6 Notes. We has some AMAZING hardware on hand, folks. Some (no joke) museum worthy stuff. http://www.sea-ccc.org/2018/11/14/november-13-2018-seattle-commodore-computer-club-meetup-6-notes/
Todays project, made a cable.. micro USB on one end, DB9F on the other to power my WiModem232 from the barcode reader port on my TRS-80 model 100 so that I don't always have to have an external battery hooked up to the modem.
The barcode reader port (made for an old-style light pen barcode reader) puts out a really nice 5V on pin 9 of the DB9 port.
This Wimodem232 usually draws about .05 amps,( 50mA). The port easily handles it as long as I have good batteries in the model 100.
@paradroyd I was just reading a bit about the postal strike in Canada. I wonder if this will effect the arrival of the Uthernet cards?
@duhproject Ok..take a look at this blog post. This is where I originally got the info I used to give my usb-serial devices meaningful names/aliases:
This makes life so much easier if you have a bunch of tcpser instances on one machine tied to a bunch of usb serial devices and you want to be able to easily keep track of them.
My new C128Dcr is just amazing. So many future projects await! To think C= intentionally put an empty ROM bay in there for folks to enhance the machine... just wow! Now to get the internal drive off 8... https://amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=768
My quest to collect all retro game consoles and computers I couldn't have as a kid continues... Co-Host of The Pixel Gaiden Podcast.
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