An update to my dial-up ISP project. I got a two node modem pool working a PCI card to add more serial ports. Instead of my Verizon line, I patched these modems into my PBX running asterisk with a Grandstream ATA with 4 internal lines. The PBX takes incoming calls from a new voip.ms number and uses a basic hunt group to connect to caller to the next free line.
Got a dialup modem? Feel free to give a call and let me know what OS you are using, how it goes. Details at http://dialup.world
@Famicoman reminds me of the time I turned a TRS-80 Model 100 into a serial terminal.
I wrote: Using a Cybiko as a Serial Terminal - https://famicoman.com/2021/06/23/2021-06-23-using-a-cybiko-as-a-serial-terminal/
I wrote: Printing to an ESC/POS Receipt Printer from Linux - https://famicoman.com/2021/06/07/2021-06-07-printing-to-an-esc-pos-receipt-printer-from-linux/
Wrote a new article: Running a Dedicated Quake III Arena Server for Dreamcast - https://famicoman.com/2021/05/31/2021-05-31-running-a-dedicated-quake-iii-arena-server-for-dreamcast/ (For the three people in the world that would be interested in doing this) #dreamcast #dreampi #quakeiii
Definitely! I've acquired a handful over the years as a rainy day project for myself and some amateur radio buddies. I haven't tested the range myself but we did have talks of replacing the antennae and or adding a linear amp, which would be super silly for these devices. LoRa is much more performant and practical these days.
After watching the recent LGR video, I knew that I had a few Cybikos kicking around and decided to transfer over a terminal emulator and connect to a Raspberry Pi. Surprisingly the Cybiko Console software works on Windows 10 and gives you a boot log, some basic commands, and the ability to file transfer. Next step will be battery replacement and figuring out why some of these just don't work. And if anyone knows how to do an OS upgrade these days let me know.
Installed two RCA jacks on the #pxl2000 for audio and composite video. Reassembled things and it works great with composite video from the new jack. The battery terminals are fairly trashed, but I wasn't planning on using this on-the-go anyway.
Got some VictorMaxx StuntMaster #VR headsets from the '90s and they're fairly easy to hook up to power, composite video, and audio when you don't have original cables. They are definitely just cheap HMDs, but they have novelty.
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