Hardware Thread, Recognise this BBC Micro controlled CNC machine? in Technical; I've dug this old beast out of stores, along with the Beeb, monitor and drives:
It all works but the ...
20th May 2010, 09:07 AM #1
Recognise this BBC Micro controlled CNC machine?
I've dug this old beast out of stores, along with the Beeb, monitor and drives:
It all works but the cable is missing.
This is the port on the side of the machine:
But can anyone tell me which port it plugged into on the Beeb?
I'm hoping it was the user port so I can use something like this:
20th May 2010, 09:09 AM #2
RS232 - now I feel old...lol
20th May 2010, 09:11 AM #3
20th May 2010, 02:50 PM #4
- Rep Power
15 pins so it probably is the user port. Is this any help?
Originally Posted by Gibbo
RS-232 tended to use 9- or 25-pin DB connectors.
20th May 2010, 03:06 PM #5
Yeah, that's a DA15, so not an RS232. Used for joystick connection on a PC, IIRC. Try using analogue in on the BBC Micro.
20th May 2010, 03:07 PM #6
I stand corrected RS232 was a round socket connect. The cable plugs into the user port
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20th May 2010, 03:09 PM #7
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RS-232 is just a signalling protocol. It's been used (and, believe it or not, still is) in all manor of physical packages.
Originally Posted by mdrabble
20th May 2010, 03:11 PM #8
And FYI that round socket is a DIN
20th May 2010, 03:12 PM #9
I meant the RS232 connection was a round socket connect on the back of the beeb
Thanks Tim that was the word I was thinking off lol, it been a very very long time since I delved in the world of the good old BBC Micro
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