30872RE: [midatlanticretro] Retro WiFi
- May 20, 2013
Ah - I thought you said you were trying to get a vintage system online. I guess I missed the part about monitoring the Pi over Serial...From: email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org] on behalf of Mike Loewen [mloewen@...]
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Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Retro WiFi
For one thing, I want the ability to see boot messages from the serial
console port, which (as I recall) isn't an option when plugging a
USB<->serial cable into one of the Pi's USB ports. For another, the
serial port is already there on the Pi, it just requires a level shifter
to make it useful.
On Mon, 20 May 2013, Vince Fleming wrote:
> I'm not a hardware guy, per se, but wouldn't a USB->serial cable work just as well, if not better?
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>> A few weeks ago, we were speculating on the possibility of using a
>> Raspberry Pi, a serial level shifter and a USB wireless dongle to get
>> vintage systems online. I'm happy to report that the proof of concept is
> Serial Level Shifter
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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