Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)

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marcelk
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Re: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)

Post by marcelk » 11 Nov 2019, 11:37

Exactly. It all makes sense now.

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Re: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)

Post by at67 » 13 Nov 2019, 06:21

I was having a quick play with the new version of BabelFish and couldn't get it to run with my Nano hardware; then it struck me that the hardware configuration for the Nano has changed as it now supports controller and PS2 functionality, which is great and a welcome addition in functionality.

But...it obviously doesn't work, (the controller pass through functionality), with the hardware that I have already built, (the schematic is in my contrib area from last year, so others may have used it as a reference as well); so I suggest that we shoe-horn the old Nano config back in there, (I can do it), under a unique define with the current new config being the default.

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Re: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)

Post by marcelk » 13 Nov 2019, 07:30

Yes, please go ahead make a pull request that we can review, maybe refine and then integrate. Perhaps it can be activated by an

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#define hasAt67Setup
or with positive logic

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#define hasPs2
Or directly, by detecting the presence of the extra data and latch pins. Several ways. It surprises me that it took more than a year for somebody to notice that the single pin method doesn't work (ever since Pluggy was released, and that was ages ago).

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Re: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)

Post by at67 » 13 Nov 2019, 07:51

I'll tackle it this weekend, I'm about to release a beta version of my BASIC compiler in the next couple of days.

P.S. I whipped up a quick breadboard version of the new circuit using my second Nano and it works great with the latest BabelFish, although it took me a couple of minutes of head scratching to work out why the P<X> commands weren't working...I needed to run Loader first, /smackhead.

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