front panel display for a modern PC
jdavis at soupwizard.com
Thu Feb 28 13:17:44 CST 2008
On Thu, February 28, 2008 10:17 am, Josef Chessor wrote:
> I'd dreamed of having a "Generic Front Panel", 16-bit address/8-bit
> data, hooked up via RS-232 for simulator uses. I admit that your idea
> controlling a PC in this way would be really, really cool. Of limited
> utility outside of learning, though.
/me too! I was talking a few days ago about how I couldn't afford an Altair
or IMSAI, so I'd like to make a box with a pc inside running an emulator, and
a front panel with altair-like switches connected to serial or parallel port
via an atmel avr microcontroller, which a cp/m emulator reads as the front
All that's needed is a catchy project name, and you just provided it: the
"Generic Front Panel for Emulators (GFPE)" project.
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