HP DraftMaster I
cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Aug 31 18:22:32 CDT 2007
On Fri, 31 Aug 2007, Tony Duell wrote:
> Alas the PC protner port was so well-designed.
> _Many_ years ago, I needed to get plotter output from a CoCo3, and all I
> could get my hands on was an HPIB plotter. I ended up using a Commodore
> PET (8032SK) with a 8050 drive to load the program from, and a 3rd party
> RS232 itnerface unit. The PET just read chracters from the RS232
> interface and sent them to the plotter. Overkill, sure, but it worked
> (and yes, I do still ahve all the bits of that system)
I have used an XT as a serial to parallel converter, and as a parallel to
serial converter, etc. For me, that has almost always been cheaper than
the appropriate purpose designed hardware.
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