[Coco] Re: Coco Repack
allenhuffman at mailblocks.com
Thu Aug 5 13:03:00 EDT 2004
How about a return of the Tomcat TC-9?
Sent from my PalmOS cell phone. Please excuse the typos.
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On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 04:34:51 +0000 <farna at att.net> wrote:
>You know James, I think there might be a market for a good hobbyist
machine that is easy to program and interface to yet is a fully functioning
computer. That's the main reason the CoCo has held on so long -- it is such
a machine. If your repack/mini board machine emulates the 6309 (since it
has advanced functions and is backward 6809 compatible) well and can use
something like DECB (might be a problem there, but could just have an empty
ROM socket or flash memory on board...) or NitroS9, it should be a winner.
Just make sure you use something standard for input and output and you have
an easy to interface with expansion port. If you can get bread baord and/or
blank cards for a PCI socket that would be fine, though a double row header
might be better (can get sockets for it or wire wrap directly). In fact, I
think double row headers would be easiest for all connections -- at least
you can get connectors easily and make appropriate adapters cheap enough. A
PC keyboard interfac
> e would be nice too. The joystick ports are a must -- easy to program D/A
converters. I'd rather see the serial port replaced with one or
two(preferably two) USB connections. I wonder how hard it would be to make
USB work with DECB? I know it will work with OS-9 -- eliminates the need
for a floppy or HD controller is used with USB external devices. Getting a
USB floppy to work with DECB would be the big problem. If the board would
work with USB only, DECB and NS-9, that would be fantastic!
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