I have...a US minitel terminal now. USWest apparently for a time in test markets offered minitel services that were even connected to the French minitel network? I’m taking this thing apart because there’s the smell of something breaking down and I want to make sure it isn’t mouse piss or a blown cap
@abundance these are the only custom keycaps I have ever liked
Ordered a proto shield pcb for this arduino mega. Turns out jumper cables and a poorly soldered din cable aren’t so reliable and I have to goof around with them a bit every time I try to load a prg from this as card on the c64. Also ordered a user port breakout, so I can put one of these esp8266s to use for something and get this machine semi-online
After trying and failing to get a firmware working on my sd2iec, am hour after digging out my arduino and sending a sketch to it I had Tron (with a lovely cracktro) running on it. Sucks to need a computer to send the files so maybe I can hack something together with an sd card reader and this sketch. (uno2iec)
@eqe thanks for spotting that key slot. I just compared a ps/2 connector with it and it looks like it's a bit larger than the mini-din shield, but smaller than a full-size. Was kind of hoping I could still make a franken-cable for it. I checked around for the part number (found it in the HMM for this model) but no luck. Still thinking I'm going to have to try and replace it with a barrel but I'd rather not if I don't have to.
@sinistar that's further than I got. Where'd you find that? I'm considering seeing if I can open it and just replace it with a barrel jack so I can use a more modern ac/dc adapter