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Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

Postby martyn_hill » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:06 pm

I'm secretly one of THOSE sorts, too, Tim. Just haven't explored QL emulation much on *Nix yet...


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Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

Postby martyn_hill » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:01 pm

Hi everyone

Just a small update this week:

1. I tested connecting the QLUB adapter (as I'm calling it for now) via some Cat5 cabling spliced between the QLAN 3.5mm jack connectors to a remote QL to see what sort of distance could be managed.The Cat5 runs to about 10m in length and I saw no problems in sending/receiving. Just nice to know (nothing specifically to do with the QLUB adapter.) I'll try some longer lengths later...
2. I've been discussing with Martin Head his IPNet source code to see what I could leverage from his terrific efforts to streamline my own as I start to integrate the SMSQ/E/Tk2 NET code with the 'Message Queue handler' that forms the bridge between the microcontroller and the emulated QL. That should save some time figuring out all the dependencies in recompiling the Tk2 NET code.
3. Started work on coding the Message Queue handler in assembler... It was sooo much easier in SB!


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Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

Postby Outsoft » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:06 pm

martyn_hill wrote:Hi everyone

Just a small update this week:

1. I tested connecting the QLUB adapter (as I'm calling it for now) via some Cat5 cabling spliced between the QLAN 3.5mm jack connectors to a remote QL to see what sort of distance could be managed.The Cat5 runs to about 10m in length and I saw no problems in sending/receiving. Just nice to know (nothing specifically to do with the QLUB adapter.) I'll try some longer lengths later...
2. I've been discussing with Martin Head his IPNet source code to see what I could leverage from his terrific efforts to streamline my own as I start to integrate the SMSQ/E/Tk2 NET code with the 'Message Queue handler' that forms the bridge between the microcontroller and the emulated QL. That should save some time figuring out all the dependencies in recompiling the Tk2 NET code.
3. Started work on coding the Message Queue handler in assembler... It was sooo much easier in SB!


Great Job!!!

Hope to get in touch with it very soon ;)


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Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

Postby afx » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:20 pm

martyn_hill wrote:Hi everyoneJust a small update this week:
1. I tested connecting the QLUB adapter (as I'm calling it for now) via some Cat5 cabling spliced between the QLAN 3.5mm jack connectors to a remote QL to see what sort of distance could be managed.The Cat5 runs to about 10m in length and I saw no problems in sending/receiving. Just nice to know (nothing specifically to do with the QLUB adapter.) I'll try some longer lengths later
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Can you upload some photos? It would be great to see progress in images. :-)


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Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

Postby martyn_hill » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:00 am

Hi afx

Well, there's really nothing much to look at right now, to be honest - the Teensy microcontroller sits on a breadboard with a few discreet components and connectors attached.

If I can figure out how to upload images to the forum, I'll do so later. Any advice?

M.


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Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

Postby martyn_hill » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:10 pm

Thanks to Rob H, I have now found the Attachment tab!

Here are a few pics - like I said - not much to look-at in its prototype form...

M.

QLUB_1.jpg


QLUB_2.jpg


QLUB_3.jpg


QLUB_4.jpg


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Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

Postby robheaton » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:35 pm

Looks good, excellent work!


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Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

Postby afx » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:58 pm

Great!

We are already waiting for the final product. :D


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Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

Postby Dave » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:59 pm

Don't worry, Martyn. We'll take the pressure off with our alternate solution to this problem. ;)



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