evan at snarc.net
Sun Feb 15 14:49:50 CST 2015
>> MARCH's PERQ-1 is missing the keyboard and control tablet. Does anyone
>> have those that we could borrow, in order to bring up the system? We're
>> looking to work on it in June this year.
> If it's any help, the PERQ 1 (and 1A) tablet is a standed GPIB-interfaced
> Sumagraphics Bit Pad 1.
> The keyboard is a custom unit, of course. It's an 8 bit parallel output (+strobe),
> the bottom 7 bits are the key ASCII code (most of the time) and the top bit is the
> control key (!). The keyboard unit also contains the system reset button (just grounds
> one of the pins on the connector) and the DDS display, which is a 3 digit decimal
> up-counter + display, it counts the pulses on another pin of the connector and is
> reset by the reset button.
> I should be able to find more detailed information if you can't get the original
> keyboard and are forced to kludge something up.
John D. emailed me and said he knows someone here in the US who might
have spares that we can borrow. I'll let you know how that goes (off-list).
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