[Coco] Plugging more stuff in to the RS-232 Pak
pruittk at roadrunner.com
Fri Dec 25 13:31:31 EST 2015
----- Original Message -----
From: "K. Pruitt" <pruittk at roadrunner.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Plugging more stuff in to the RS-232 Pak
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Pierce via Coco"
> Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 7:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Plugging more stuff in to the RS-232 Pak
>> Kelly, there was an article in one of the Rainbows on building a simple
>> IR device for the Coco. As I recall, there wasn't much to the circuit and
>> it either plugged into the cart port or one of the rear ports (serial,
>> joy, cass).
>> You would probably have to either modify the RS232 pak or make a daughter
>> board to do it that way when there's a much simpler way.
>> I want to say it was in one of the issues before the Coco 3 came out (pre
>> Aug 86), but I'm not positive on this.
>> Bill Pierce
>> "Charlie stole the handle, and the train it won't stop going, no way to
>> slow down!" - Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull
> Thanks Bill. I'll check in to that.
> I have an X10 device plugged in to my RS-232 pak currently and it
> functions as a pass-through port. It wouldn't take much effort to just
> plug right in to it. I'll check for those Rainbows.
> Merry Christmas.
One of Forrest Mim's "Circuit Scrapbook" books has an infared joystick
project for the CoCo. Wireless joysticks would definitely be cool.
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