[time-nuts] FE-5680A Mechanical Question
jimlux at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 13 20:35:31 EST 2012
On 1/13/12 3:46 PM, Chris Albertson wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Jim Lux<jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> On 1/13/12 2:51 PM, Chris Albertson wrote:
>>> $150 is $130 more than $20. It depends on if an ISA type computer
>>> shows up for free. I'm having doubts that one will. They seem to
>>> have become valuable. The machine would need to be at least a Pentium
>>> II so it could boot off the network and then mount some disk space. I
>>> know what you mean about maintenance so i don't want any disk inside
>>> and no OS installed.
>>> I'm surprised that no one has built a GPIB controller from a uP.
>>> Electrically the GPIB is simple and slow by modern standards.
>> That's exactly what the Prologix is... a microcontroller that implements
>> IEEE-488/GPIB with a command interface (serial port emulation with USB)
>> Maybe what you mean is "why has nobody published a design and software for
> I've been Googling,....
> Yes there is a free published. It appears to be the very much like
> the Prologix. The Prologix was the next iteration of this design.
Fascinating.. so basically, by spending $150 you save whatever time
you'd spend buying the $50 worth of parts (which might be more by now)
and assembling it. Seems a nice way to cover both ends of the user
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