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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Retro614, Jan 24, 2004.

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  1. Retro614

    Retro614 Guest

    Hi everyone,
    I am a complete newbie to electronics but was interested in creating basic
    stuff that would interface to IBMs, Macs and old retro computers like the
    Commodore 64. Are there any good sites to begin my learning???

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tim Auton

    Tim Auton Guest

    There's loads of info on hooking things up to a parallel port out
    there, do a search. I'm sure many of the projects could be adapted to
    whatever freaky interfaces your old kit has. I find a linux box and
    parallel port to be the easiest for mucking around, though Win9x is OK
    too if you've got the development tools.


    Tim
     
  3. Bob Masta

    Bob Masta Guest

    I second the parallel port advice. And there's nothing wrong with DOS
    for this sort of stuff, especially if it comes standard on your old
    PC. I'm not sure how generic this is outside the IBM-compatible
    world. Lots of port information at <www.lvr.com>.



    Bob Masta
    dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom

    D A Q A R T A
    Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
    www.daqarta.com
     
  4. Ross Mac

    Ross Mac Guest

    For C64 questions you might try comp.sys.cbm
     
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