Conecting new printer to a 286
afra at aurigae.demon.co.uk
Sun Jul 4 18:53:28 CDT 2010
Glen Slick wrote:
Classic comp paralell->USB serial.
> It might not take too much to build up something to do that using an
> FTDI FT245R - USB FIFO IC.
> It has a write strobe input and a FIFO full output, which might need
> some simple logic to handshake with a standard LPT output. But you
> wouldn't have to write any firmware for the USB microcontroller.
Indeed it should be pretty easy to use one of these it's pretty easy to
interface too, I have done so with a Dragon / CoCo. Plus they do them in
experementer friendly modules too DIP28 (or 24 can't exactly remember)
pinout as well.
Phill Harvey-Smith, Programmer, Hardware hacker, and general eccentric !
"You can twist perceptions, but reality won't budge" -- Rush.
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