IBM 6094-020 Lighted Program Function Keys
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jul 24 02:23:09 CDT 2007
On Jul 23, 2007, at 11:05 PM, Michael B. Brutman wrote:
> I'm getting a little closer ..
> I have the power adapter now and the correct cabling. This device
> communicates over the serial port, but I have no idea how to talk
> to it, and I haven't even been able to get it to transmit noise on
> the serial port to the host PC. (I've tried a variety of bps rates.)
> Does anybody have IBM book SA23-2646-01 "Hardware Technical
> Reference: Options and Devices" ? The protocol for speaking to
> this thing might be in there ...
> If anybody else has one connected to a PC RT or an old AIX box, it
> would be possible to reverse engineer the protocol by tapping the
> serial cable and watching what comes across.
> It's a neat looking piece of hardware - 32 buttons, each having a
> controllable indicator light. But I'm getting grumpy because I
> have no idea how to feed it. :-(
I have a few of those. Really, really neat little boxes. I've
been similarly unable to find out anything about them. :-(
Port Charlotte, FL
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