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VT100 BeagleBone Mod

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 in hacks, open source, vintage by the machinegeek

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Brendan Powers writes, “I’ve recently finished my DEC VT100 BeagleBone mod project. You can find the details, including schematic and board files here.” He’s designed an STP add-on board for the VT100 series terminals that allows the use of an internal BeageBone instead of an external serial connected computer.

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3 Responses to “VT100 BeagleBone Mod”

  1. I once had both a VT100 and a VT220 at home, but I throwed them away many wears ago when I moved from one city to another. I’m still angry at myself for doing that….. Never discard any cool tech! Some day you’ll want it again.

  2. Alan says:

    I don’t have a VT100. Not many people do. If you hacked an LCD monitor to drive a Beaglebone, threw in a USB keyboard, I’d be interested.

    Throw in an RS-232 +/- 12V compatible interface board, and you’d have a winner. Heck, you could probably fit all that in an old laptop case.

  3. Brendan says:

    The new BeagleBone black has an HDMI port, so connecting it to an LCD is pretty simple. I believe there was an LVDS adapter as well, if you’d prefer to drive the LCD directly.

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