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DJ Sures
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Posted at 5/14/2012 12:45:11 AM #1



Watch the video Smile I think the title say it all!

I hacked my 1983 Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 Portable "Computer" with a TTL Bluetooth Module to control my EZ-Robot Wall-e. Why? Because it's awesome- that's why! Smile

The source code for the serial relay server is in the EZ-SDK package. If you want to perform this hack yourself, you can see the pins that I connected the RX/TX bluetooth module to on the 6402. I put the terminal program in 9600 baud mode with COM:88N1D command on the TRS-80.

With this hack, you can also load programs over bluetooth to the TRS-80 using the Basic programming language. The command LOAD "COM:88N1D will load what ever is transfered over the bluetooth connection into the TRS-80 (Yes, do not use a closing quote in that command). When the program is done uploading (maybe through hyper terminal is good to use (copy and paste the code), press CTRL-Z.

Oh yeah, and Wall-e has wicked dance moves!


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Dave L
USA
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Posted at 5/14/2012 3:28:00 PM #2

LMAO
You obiuosly have way too much time on your hands!
It's folks like you that cause "normal" people to look at us strange! We have enough problems being associated with the Bing Bang stereo type! Grin

Oh, by the way, That's really cool!



Wolfie
Canada
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Posted at 5/14/2012 4:57:59 PM #3

LMAO i love itGrin


ww321q
USA
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Posted at 5/14/2012 7:00:24 PM #4

Reminds me of my way newer HP 1000cx.


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I love playing with this old thing Smile



jstarne1-XLRobots.com
USA
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Posted at 5/14/2012 11:00:57 PM #5

Lmao seizure mode , that's classic


thetechguru
USA
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Posted at 5/15/2012 9:42:29 AM #6

That is just sick. I am amazed a TRS-80 - 100 will still boot up.

Are you able to set the date on it, or does it have the Y2K bug?



DJ Sures
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Posted at 5/15/2012 9:07:33 PM #7

Hha thanks everyone Smile It does have the y2k bug - but that's okay because i never read the manual on how to set it.

It was featured on hackaday today! YAY Grin http://hackaday.com/2012/05/15/controlling-robots-with-a-trs-80/



ww321q
USA
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Posted at 5/16/2012 7:44:13 AM #8

That's really cool DJ! Smile


jstarne1-XLRobots.com
USA
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Posted at 5/16/2012 8:02:52 AM #9

That's good publicity! , next you should do it with a Texas instruments calculator lol because everyone has one of those laying around ! Good job man.


RichC
USA
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Posted at 5/18/2012 9:08:46 AM #10

Where does one get the 9600 baud bluetooth module for this project? Thanks.

--Rich



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