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by giobbi
18 Sep 2021, 06:58
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Is it possible a floppy disk by Arduino on Gigatron?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Is it possible a floppy disk by Arduino on Gigatron?

You would pretty much have to duplicate what Norgate did with Pluggy Reloaded and his SD Card reader, as you surmised Arduino's run out of storage very quickly when using external libraries, i.e. I doubt you could fit the SD and floppy libraries in a typical device. yep, definitely the SD card read...
by giobbi
18 Sep 2021, 04:21
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Is it possible a floppy disk by Arduino on Gigatron?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Is it possible a floppy disk by Arduino on Gigatron?

hi all, I was looking at the David Hansel's project (https://github.com/dhansel/ArduinoFDC) about to drive a floppy disk from an Arduino (various flavors) and I was wondering if there's a way to hook up a floppy disk drive to the Gigatron. Since the David's project uses the same pins used by Babelfi...
by giobbi
27 Aug 2021, 19:26
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: whole board with 74LS
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: whole board with 74LS

I used the HCT kind; but Walter built a board using just LS parts: viewtopic.php?p=1734#p1734
by giobbi
27 Aug 2021, 15:42
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Double your RAM:
Replies: 12
Views: 8271

Re: Double your RAM:

hi all, I finally made the 64k upgrade. I decided for a different solution, I put a socket that can be used for both 32k and 64k chips. Since I hadn't a 32 pin socket (and frankly I'm too lazy to remove a 28 pin socket if I can avoid it :lol:) I decided for a Frankenstein socket: I cut a portion of ...
by giobbi
22 Aug 2021, 20:01
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Gigatron vs. Arduino Uno
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Gigatron vs. Arduino Uno

When I connect my software (or any other terminal software) through the (usb)serial to the Uno board I receive some weird chars (i.e.: "p°W8(ÓñS[¹$ß¡‹™[u"). If I send any ASCII char to the Arduino, the X1 red LED blinks but nothing happens. First get the serial communication working. Unti...
by giobbi
22 Aug 2021, 14:58
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Gigatron vs. Arduino Uno
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Gigatron vs. Arduino Uno

...I think there's something wrong on the Arduino Uno <--> Gigatron link. Or the Uno board is someway bad. I've seen your emulator can directly control the hardware so I did a try. Some info are definitely sent to the Arduino (I can see the X1 and L lights blinking) but whatever the command I send t...
by giobbi
22 Aug 2021, 03:18
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Gigatron vs. Arduino Uno
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Gigatron vs. Arduino Uno

I suppose it's just a matter to upload babelfish on Arduino Uno (I got it from the \Contrib\pkupper\BabelFish folder and I compiled and uploaded to the Arduino Uno)... Am I right? The Uno is connected to the Gigatron as shown in the tutorial picture (4 wires). When they're connected together the &qu...
by giobbi
22 Aug 2021, 03:01
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: how to compile the ROM
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: how to compile the ROM

well, the loader_config.ini on my PC is a little different, just few lines: [Comms] ; case sensitive BaudRate = 115200 ; arduino software stack doesn't like > 115200 ComPort = 2 ; can be an index or a name, eg: ComPort = COM5 Timeout = 5.0 ; maximum seconds to wait for Gigatron to respond GclBuild =...
by giobbi
22 Aug 2021, 02:39
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: gtBASIC
Replies: 145
Views: 28552

Re: gtBASIC

The way to fix it, is to compile the source yourself on your own specific hardware/OS, relying on outdated pre-compiled executables is fraught with dangers, (even if I compiled them). The problem is that YOUR executable works fine, while the one I compiled on my PC doesn't, LOL However no need to b...
by giobbi
21 Aug 2021, 21:07
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: gtBASIC
Replies: 145
Views: 28552

Re: gtBASIC

Do you mean the Visual C++ redistributable? I installed both x86 and x64 (2017 - 14.16.27033)... Yes, the redistributable contains the CRT and whatever other DLLs/LIBs your current version of Windows and Visual Studio requires, (i.e. STL, C++, etc). Did you download the correct one for your version...