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Originally Posted by Just Desserts
The M6803 in the keyboard bit-bangs serial over to the M6803 in the "TDS box".
The M6803 in the TDS box hands bytes over to a SCN2681 DUART in the same box.
The DUART in the TDS box sends serial over to a 6850 ACIA in the computer crate.
The M68000 in the computer crate reads bytes from the 6850 ACIA and puts them on-screen.

You can't explain that.


That is some quality Rube Goldberg engineering.

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Informer 207/376 with redumped chargen ROM:

[Linked Image from zippyimage.com]

Informer 213AE:

[Linked Image from zippyimage.com]

This one has an ASIC controlling many aspects. I couldn't identify yet where it reads/writes the keyboard and SCC.


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The Informer 213 AE now has some basic working functionality. Keyboard is hooked up as well as the SCC:

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Screenshots are showing it connected to the Windows WSL running Ubuntu with Bash.

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Really cool. Does Linux support it in termcap, or does it emulate something more common?

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It's switchable between VT100 (what it calls ANSI and is shown in the screenshots) and VT52.

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Thanks to bmx hooking his dance mat up to a logic analyzer, there's now support for the "Jammin' Gym" dance mat controller for the V-Tech V.Smile:

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c29vdIh4zsM[/video]

Edit: Great to know this server software is kept up to date and working... /s

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Mai Basic Four model 2000:

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It's doing not much, but at least showing the bootloader (and debugger). The hard thing will be to find OS media - it was running something called 'BOSS/IX'.

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"You MUST shoot the TV!"

"I CAN'T shoot the TV!"

"You MUST shoot the TV!"

"I CAN'T shoot the TV!"

"...I'll shoot the TV!"

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Originally Posted by shattered
Originally Posted by rfka01
@shattered said in 2013:

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Another sufficiently odd (tm) machine for future emulation: PANAFACOM Duet-16, circa 1984

I got one yesterday including the harddisk and the complete loot you can see on that picture. This will be a busy weekend smile

Cool smile

May I suggest another sufficiently odd (tm) hardware? Labtam 3000 series (Australian machine) -- http://messui.polygonal-moogle.com/comp/labtam.pdf

z80 + 8086, multibus, optional 68000 &c

Some of these were sold to Soviet Union, maybe some still survive...

Indeed they do:
https://forums.bannister.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=118997

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Why necro a thread to point out a thread that's literally one of the first 5 non-pinned threads on the first page of threads, with the distinctly not-unclear title of "Labtam 3000"

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