[rescue] Anyone build this kit?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 19:26:11 CDT 2021


I ordered it, but I'll be leaving the home for two weeks, so I probably won't
get to it before the end of the month...

I've also got a PiDP-8 and PiDP-11 'emulator' kits to build, but it just looks
like a whole lot of LEDs and switches. (RPi running SimH, withe the
blinkinlights option!




> On Sep 30, 2021, at 18:30, John Hudak <jjhudak at gmail.com> wrote:
> o;? if the specs don't lie, seems like a good deal, even at $62 USD.  Hard
> find a *real* terminal at that price.  (It is tempting enough for me to
> unload one of my vtxxx's or H19's just to get back some real estate or
> prevent back injury when moving them )
> I am curious if it has the function to display 'unprintable' ascii?  I
> always found that handy in my work but not everyone needs it.
> The vt100 had two options that we always got on our lab and most office
> units: 20ma current loop, Advanced Video
> I wonder if this unit has those?
> The 20ma current interface was necessary because the terminals were a
> *long* distance from the machine room - making a converter is always
> possible.
> The AVO was handy to see 132 columns in addition to the base 80 columns.
> Handy to see 'big' reports or display multiple user input configurations.
> I Would be interested in hearing your impressions if you get one.
> J
>> On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 4:28 PM Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> I recently went looking for a serial terminal for various hobby reasons,
>> and
>> soon discovered that actual serial terminals can be quite expensive, even
>> old,
>> crusty ones.
>> I came across this on Tindie, and decided to give it a try. It looks like
>> it's
>> pretty flexible, to the point I can probably easily attach it to the case
>> on a
>> low-res LCD display for a zero footprint serial terminal. It uses a PS/2
>> keyboard and a VGA monitor.
>> https://www.tindie.com/products/petrohi/geoffs-vt100-terminal-kit/
>> It's a bit pricey at $52 + $10 shipping, but if it works as good as
>> everyone
>> of the reviews says, it's a bargain.
>> Thoughts?
>> Ken
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