[Coco] CoCo EPROM Burner (was EPROM eraser wanted)

farna at att.net farna at att.net
Sun Apr 16 12:06:44 EDT 2006

I know Tony DiStefano had at least one EPROM burner design in Rainbow. I don't know if I can find my copy of "A Full Turn of the Screw" (a compilation of Tony's Rainbow articles), but that would be a good place to start. Think of it as a good use for an old CoCo -- turn it into an EPROM programmer! This would be especially nice if done with a CoCo2 (cheap and not used much). 

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> Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 08:13:33 -0700
> From: "Stephen H. Fischer" <SFischer1 at MindSpring.com>
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Re: EPROM eraser wanted

> Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> You can convince many people that a simple task is one that requires
> >> huge $$$$.
> >>
> >> For the limited number of EPROM types that CoCo'ers would want to
> >> program the parts cost is trivial.
> >>
> >> Five dollars is too much I suspect even today if the very old parts
> >> have not risen in price. Using today's parts, it may be a simple one
> >> chip solution (PIC).
> >>
> Should anyone want to build an EPROM burner for the CoCo we could discuss
> this more and generate a minimal parts board. I would look for the start I
> did if it has not gotten lost for the prototype.
> Stephen H. Fischer

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