Post by cb meeks Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
You won't be able to beat 115kb with but-banged SPI or I2C.