[Coco] [Color Computer] X10 driver
George's Coco Address
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Sun Jun 24 10:53:54 EDT 2007
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Heskett"
> On Sunday 24 June 2007, George's Coco Address wrote:
>>I figure I'll harp on this until I'm dead....
>> I want someone to develop an OS9 driver for the X10 timer.
>> If I knew how to do it, I would. However, I'm a dummy with assembly and
>>just can't seem to wrap my head around the way OS9 does it.
>>Doggonnit! There are too many files and steps needed to make an
>>I get confused with all those darned files and I have no clue what they
>> Yup! I'm an idiot.
> What's an x10 timer? Brand & Model # please.
The X10 timer in the Coco version is Model 26-3142 TRS-80 Color Computer
Plug-N-Power Programmable Appliance/Light Controller.
It connects to the coco via the Cassette port. It uses an FSK data stream
about 600 baud if I remember correctly. It may be faster. The communication
is bi-directional to send and receive data to/from the coco and the
There does exist a software for this but I can't remember what it is
called, but it only works from DECB. Of course, there is the program pak
that has the rom to program and operate it, but it is a real pain to bring
out a CC2 because the program pak only will work with a CC1 or CC2. It uses
the semi-graphic mode that the CC3 doesn't have.
If there was an OS-9 driver for it, I could dedicate a coco just for this
application and do quite a few neat tricks around my place.
If you want more info on just what X10 is, just google it or go to X10.com
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