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Old electronics

Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:18 am

Hello World!

I'm would like to know if it is possible to hook a raspberry pi up to old electronics such as old gaming systems or phones and such.

Basically use old electronics as peripherals for the pi

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Re: Old electronics

Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:10 am

You'll have two issues. Matching interfaces (some of which can be done with readily available adapters, such as USB to RS-232) and matching voltage levels, some of which can be solved with readily available level shifters (primarily between 3.3v and 5v levels).

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Re: Old electronics

Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:28 pm

Add this to the issues list:
figuring out or getting info on bizarre communication protocols.

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