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Re: Idea For RaspberryPi case

Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:27 am

I am gonna try to mount the RasPi inside a BBC Micro case!

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Re: Idea For RaspberryPi case

Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:23 am

But to do that, you would have to take out the BBC Micro, and that would be sacrilege.

Can't you get your hands on an Acorn Electron?

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Re: Idea For RaspberryPi case

Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:37 am

I'm thinking of using an old computer as well, re-use the keyboard if possible... not sure how feasible that would be though? I was thinking of a zx81, or spectrum 128k +2. I suspect the keyboard is all propitiatory though?
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Re: Idea For RaspberryPi case

Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:48 am

There might well be room inside the BBC without stripping out the BBC.

You just might need to rewire the keyboard to a USB KB controller so you type on both at once

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Re: Idea For RaspberryPi case

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:19 am

The keyboard will be proprietary and also the wiring will not be the same as a "USB keyboard controller" (supposing you can find one) expects. Expect to have to break all the tracks and rewire it by hand.

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Re: Idea For RaspberryPi case

Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:46 pm

we have many spare BBC micros where I work, and some cool keyboard encoders.

I am thinking, bring all the I/O lines out to the back of the case.

Plenty of space for wiring stuff up.

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Re: Idea For RaspberryPi case

Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:13 pm

I`m loosely thinking along the lines of a USB Touch monitor that"s compatible with Linux.  A virtual keyboard and use the USB Touch monitor as a trackpad.  The case itself can be made from any plastic case and I have a Dremel type tool to make the cutouts.  A trip to Maplins and/or B&Q may source a case.

I`ve already put Debian on an SD card though that will change to Fedora later.   Another thing I may add to my case is an LCD screen from CrystalFontz in the US.  As I used to  work on them first as a beta tester and then I started playing with the programming and started to do that too.  I know how to program the screens for email, static or moving messages, weather from the net, the 4 buttons on the LCD panel itself etc…  I have 3 or 4 test LCD panels CrystalFontz sent me so lots of choices among them.  I can reprogram the screens and buttons in notepad so that"s no problem.  I`m sure their are Linux drivers too. Looks like we`re all making plans.

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Re: Idea For RaspberryPi case

Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:11 pm

Sounds like you've a lot of knowledge on that subject. Look forward to reading on how you get on
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Re: Idea For RaspberryPi case

Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:19 am

i have a broken bbc b, i plan on putting a RPi in it and run an emulator.

a quick search of  the web will turn up a nice little circuit diagram and code to interface the bbc b keyboard to usb...



the keyboard controller is on the right, the board in the middle is a games controller adaptor. it will connect virtually ang game controller to usb...

http://denki.world3.net/beebkb.html

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