cb meeks <***@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11:50:19 AM UTC-5, ***@hotmail.com wrote:
>> How about //c --> ADT-compatible serial cable --> USB-to-serial dongle
>> --> Raspberry Pi running A2cloud instead?
> To be brutally honest, if I see one more RPi project I'm going to puke.
> I've got nothing against the RPi (I own several), I just don't want to
> use them for my projects.
> I want to directly control a micro-controller over the serial port of an
> Apple IIc. I'm not looking for cable converters to a modern desktop. My
> project would be 100% stand alone with no internet required.
> In the long run, the IIc would tell the micro-controller to play a song
> from an SD card, for example.
> The reason I don't want to do it on a standard A2 card (I have before) is
> that I would like to just change the interface and use the same device on
> a Commodore 64, TI, Atari, etc. So ADT isn't an option.
> Think "plug-n-play" hardware for different vintage computers. They all
> have different ports but they (usually) speak serial.
And the same is true for most microcontrollers.
So why not use a standard (except, perhaps, voltage levels) serial link
from the vintage computer to the microcontroller?
You won't be able to beat 115kb with but-banged SPI or I2C.
-michael - NadaNet 3.1 and AppleCrate II: http://michaeljmahon.com