New Rs232 cartridge - checking interest

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By nuc1e0n

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30-12-2014, 00:55

I'd like to register my interest also

By anonymous

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21-01-2015, 09:13

ericb59 wrote:

hello,

i would like to check community interest into new Rs232 cartridge manufacturing.
I'm planing to build a clone of the Sony HBI232 cartridge (Rs232 cartridge with Basic rom).
Please let me know if such cartridge may interest you.

thanks.

I'm interested if the UART supports at least 57600 bps (115200 would be even better) and the price is right. I would like to use it to transfer files to/from the Mac, and experiment with Nestor's Internet API.

By Manuel

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21-01-2015, 12:31

It might be me, but isn't file exchange with RS-232C just very clumsy? Better use something like Nowind, I'd say.... and for internet stuff, perhaps the DenYoNet is a better option?

By Grauw

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21-01-2015, 13:10

So where can I buy a Nowind, Manuel? Smile

Anyway serial protocols are pretty standard and widely supported, so I think it’s a more versatile tool than each of those cartridges you mention are individually... E.g. to interface with Raspberry Pi / Arduino stuff, script with the standard Unix tool chain, etc. Serial program upload is a common way to do cross development on real hardware.

JaviLM: Note that MIDI is also a serial interface at 31250 bps. You might have one of those already laying about. That baud rate is usually not supported on regular RS232 ports though, so you’ll have to connect to it through a MIDI interface on your PC (or joystick port).

By anonymous

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21-01-2015, 13:08

Manuel wrote:

It might be me, but isn't file exchange with RS-232C just very clumsy?

No, it isn't.

Manuel wrote:

Better use something like Nowind, I'd say.... and for internet stuff, perhaps the DenYoNet is a better option?

As Laurens said, serial ports are standard just about everywhere. The Nowind and DenYoNet interfaces are not (even if they were available).

Plus, a serial port has lots of uses.

By Manuel

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21-01-2015, 13:53

I guess you can buy a Nowind at... Nowind. Ask next Saturday if you wish.

In all of my MSX life, I've never used RS-232c other than with a modem and I can't say I missed something. Exchanging floppy's was the easiest way to exchange software between MSX and PC's and nowadays I do it with Nowind..

By anonymous

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21-01-2015, 14:06

Manuel wrote:

I guess you can buy a Nowind at... Nowind. Ask next Saturday if you wish.

In all of my MSX life, I've never used RS-232c other than with a modem and I can't say I missed something.

That's fine. However, for me personally, a serial port would be much more useful than a single function, non-standard hardware extension.

Manuel wrote:

Exchanging floppy's was the easiest way to exchange software between MSX and PC's and nowadays I do it with Nowind..

Sure. It was the same for me, once upon a time. How many floppy drives did you say your modern PC has?

By Manuel

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21-01-2015, 14:33

I still use my 2008 pc which has.... 1!

By anonymous

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21-01-2015, 16:41

Manuel wrote:

I still use my 2008 pc which has.... 1!

You keep talking about what YOU use. That's completely irrelevant to the fact that, to ME, a standard serial port would be much more useful than a Nowind and a DenYoNet together.

By Manuel

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21-01-2015, 16:59

Hey, you asked what my PC had... I just answered. Have fun with the serial and don't sound so angry.

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