[vcf-midatlantic] Have you grown tired of your WiF232 Internet Modem?

Paul Rickards rickards at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 18:01:33 EST 2017


Joseph, Sorry to hear about the challenging home situation. Hope
things turn around for you soon. The WiFi232 units are assembled.
-Paul


On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 5:56 PM, Joseph Oprysko <joprysko1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Paul,
>
> Are they the assembled units you’ll be bringing?
>
> While I can solder a bit, SMD soldering is beyond me for several reasons.
>
> I will try to show up on Saturday. Things have just been really bad where I
> live. I don’t have a floor in my kitchen underneath the sink, and most of
> the wood is moldy and rotted away. And it’s been like that for almost a
> month and for two weeks, we were unable to use the sinks in out bathroom or
> kitchen. But all that is a whole ‘nother story, not really appropriate for
> this thread.
>
> On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 5:38 PM Paul Rickards via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Folks,
>>
>> WiFi232 guy here. I'll be at Festivus on Saturday and will have a very
>> limited number of WiFi232 modems for $50/ea. Jim, I'll set one aside
>> for you if you'd like.
>>
>> Ethan, The stock ESP firmware in theory would work, but it's
>> cumbersome and the AT command set isn't Hayes compatible. A previous
>> version of my custom firmware is on GitHub.
>> https://github.com/RolandJuno/esp8266_modem/
>>
>> As Bill said, a Raspberry Pi running the patched version of tcpser is an
>> option:
>> https://github.com/FozzTexx/tcpser
>>
>> Leif Bloomquist took this idea a step further and mounted a Pi Zero to
>> a card for the C64 user port.
>>
>> https://hackaday.io/project/9587-raspberry-pi-zero-w-commodore-64-interface-board
>>
>> Leif also has developed something similar he calls the WiFiTerminal:
>> https://github.com/LeifBloomquist/WifiTerminal
>>
>> cbmstuff.com has plans for a new WiFi RS-232 modem:
>> https://www.cbmstuff.com/products.php?cat=2
>>
>> Hope this info helps everyone.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> -Paul
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 3:21 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic
>> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> > On Dec 3, 2017 3:20 PM, "Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic" <
>> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Paul will be at Festivus, there's your opportunity to solicit a new
>> >> batch!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Dec 3, 2017 2:17 PM, "Jim Scheef via vcf-midatlantic" <
>> >> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > I would like to get a WiFi232. It appears a new production "batch"
>> >> > may
>> > not
>> >> > be forthcoming. If the new has worn off yours, please let me know.
>> >> > Fair
>> >> > price or maybe a trade.
>> >> > Thanks,
>> >> > Jim
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >
>> > You can make something similar with a raspberry pi too.
>> >
>> > Bill Degnan
>> > twitter: billdeg
>> > vintagecomputer.net
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