Stratcat wrote: ↑Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:33 pm......
Firstly will this work safely with the pi using USB at the pi end and 9 way pins for the other device to be communicated with?
Secondly if the answer to the first question is yes, would that cable be seen as another TTY port by the pi so that the gpio does not need to be disabled?
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been there. done that. I'm kicking myself for giving away a well working DEC VT131 a few years ago. times I just need a dumb terminal without "configuring" a PC to do the task.Stratcat wrote: ↑Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:15 pm
The idea is to use a Pi zero as an old fashioned computer terminal in place of a laptop. The 'terminal' is to communicate with a home made synthesizer that an old school friend is designing and building. We're both getting on a bit and find getting to grips with operating system level stuff and terminalogy (forgive the pun) a bit confusing.
I still have a Wyse 60 terminal that does VT emulation. I have linked it up to a Pi at one point.
at least you said "3 wire" and didn't do the "we don't need no stinking ground" answer. and it is nice that you know what flow control is.