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by tcat
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY SERIAL MOUSE
Replies: 27
Views: 10778

Re: DIY SERIAL MOUSE

Dear All, I had a second thought and took the mouse appart. On the PCB I found a vacant placeholder for a switch marked S4, with three connection pins 3 x 2. There was a permanent truck between 2 and x, that I tripped. I have soldered in a three pin switch, and bridged 3 and x. Please see picture. P...
by tcat
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY SERIAL MOUSE
Replies: 27
Views: 10778

Re: DIY SERIAL MOUSE

Hi All, First of all thank you for continued support. Having read documents I was referred to plus some other on the net, I can say that sometimes MS mouse protocol is described as 8 data bit and sometimes as 7 data bit. Indeed there exists mice supporting both yet being in compliance with MS standa...
by tcat
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY SERIAL MOUSE
Replies: 27
Views: 10778

Re: DIY SERIAL MOUSE

If you seem to receive the same bit stream on both QL ports, either something is wrong with your hardware or your software. There's no connection whatsoever between the two ports except the baud rate. It seems software, when I try to echo from SER2 to Linux terminal while moving mouse connected to ...
by tcat
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY SERIAL MOUSE
Replies: 27
Views: 10778

Re: DIY SERIAL MOUSE

Hi All, I am convinced Genius MyMouse really sends 7 bits 1 stop bit, no parity. I have tried to send 7 bits stream with 1 stop and no parity bit to QL SER2 port and capture that on the QL sreen. I have craated this stream of 16 bytes on Linux. 0f f0 33 0f f0 33 0f f0 33 0f f0 33 0f f0 33 0f This re...
by tcat
Fri May 30, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY SERIAL MOUSE
Replies: 27
Views: 10778

Re: DIY SERIAL MOUSE

Toby, I have tried M-ark and S-pace, but getting Xmit error message. Mouse clicks works same as without M or S. Mouse moves with M-ark putting out just a few bytes then Xmit error. I believe the mouse is in MS mode by default, as I manage to decode mouse clicks, but so far not mouse moves. xxLxxxxx ...
by tcat
Fri May 30, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY SERIAL MOUSE
Replies: 27
Views: 10778

Re: DIY SERIAL MOUSE

Hi, I have updated the polling code above and tried to catch the mouse output to a file. The mouse should send 7 bits 1 stop bit with no parity, as tested on Linux. Please see output below. Early in the output captured mouse moves upwards, sideways, nearer at the bottom ar\e just button clicks. What...
by tcat
Wed May 28, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: 1st program in S*BASIC
Replies: 9
Views: 3192

Re: 1st program in S*BASIC

Hi All, Thank you for suggestions, also I am sorry about extra tabs, I copied the code from Linux terminal, is the way I can get files accross to the web. So there also appears LF terminating each line. Also my terminal is set to UTF8 encoding. I need to learn how to upload code here as Latin-1 enco...
by tcat
Tue May 27, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: 1st program in S*BASIC
Replies: 9
Views: 3192

1st program in S*BASIC

Hi, Having read all Sinclair manuals and Jan Jones book on S*BASIC, I coded this my 1st program, it is nothing special, just wanted to entertain myself with the new knowledge. I was suprised that I needed CURSOR command to put numbers evenly in the grid, as I could not have managed that with AT comm...
by tcat
Sun May 25, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY SERIAL MOUSE
Replies: 27
Views: 10778

Re: DIY SERIAL MOUSE

Hi, Well I have probably started the hard way as "My Mouse" (funny that is the Genius model name) is sort of special. So far I can poll what mouse sends to the SER1 port, I have coded this little program, 'q' quits the poll. 180 BAUD 1200 190 OPEN #5, ser1ir 220 REPeat poll 230 LET b = COD...
by tcat
Sun May 25, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY SERIAL MOUSE
Replies: 27
Views: 10778

Re: DIY SERIAL MOUSE

Afx,

It seems I need to learn PC mouse protocol and try to find out how the mouse packets are processed.
I wish to also try your sermouse driver, but I was not able to find it at Dilwyns site or anywhere on the net.

Can you help?

Many thanks

TCAT