Information on the AtariLab Interface
chaosotter76 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 15:18:09 CST 2007
On Dec 6, 2007 3:42 PM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at usap.gov> wrote:
> Interesting. My own curiosity is from the standpoint of being able to
> hang them off of Commodore, not Atari, hardware. It all seems rather
> straightforward from your description.
I think it should be. As I understand it, the joystick ports on the C64 are
wired to the bidrectional parallel pins on the CIA, so it seems like it
would just be a matter of setting the data direction registers as
> Do you have any info on the sensor probes?
Not much, unfortunately. The base system comes with only the temperature
probe, which handles a 23F - 113F (-5C to 45C) range and is basically a
thermistor on a wire. Its response is not particularly linear -- after
calibration it's accurate to about 1C at the low end and 2C at the high end.
I know there's a light module as well, which I assume is just a
photoresistor on a wire, but I don't know if any others were produced. All
of these was released in 1983, which was a Bad Year for Atari...
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