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

Joseph Oprysko joprysko1 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 19:01:36 EST 2017


Well, I’ll be wanting to pick one up.  :)

On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 6:02 PM Paul Rickards via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> 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
> >
> > --
> > Normal Person: Hey, it seems that you know a lot.
> > Geek: To be honest, it's due to all the surfing I do.
> > Normal Person: So you go surfing?
> > Normal Person: But I don't think that has anything to do with knowing a
> > lot...
> > Geek: I think that's wrong on a fundamental level.
> > Normal Person: Huh? Huh? What?
>
-- 
Normal Person: Hey, it seems that you know a lot.
Geek: To be honest, it's due to all the surfing I do.
Normal Person: So you go surfing?
Normal Person: But I don't think that has anything to do with knowing a
lot...
Geek: I think that's wrong on a fundamental level.
Normal Person: Huh? Huh? What?



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