> One of my back burner projects has long been using an old terminal for the > P/S, display & case, and maybe even the keyboard; unfortunately the PET > boards are a little long to fit inside any terminals or monitors that I've > seen so it'd probably need to go into a pizza-box case under the monitor. > > Just another option... > > But heck, anybody can hook it up to an LCD; what you really need is a nice > plasma screen; maybe squeeze it into an old Toshiba laptop? A T3200 is > almost long enough ;-) > > (Of course you could always just use an old monochrome laptop autostarting > VICE ;-) > > mike (ducks & runs) > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Ethan Dicks" <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 2:53 PM > Subject: Re: Anyone ever attach a mono LCD to a PET? > > > On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Steve Gray <email@example.com> wrote: >> Hi Ethan, >> >> I have looked for mono lcd screens on ebay for exactly the same purpose >> and >> haven't had any luck. the occasional one would be listed but at >> ridiculous >> prices. > > Obviously, I'm not interested in ridiculous prices. > >> I think you'd be better off with a color panel. VGA LCD monitors are >> quite cheap but these days it's hard to find one that syncs down low >> enough. > > A standard VGA panel will _not_ sync down to 15KHz, which is why I > wasn't looking at those. > >> I have an NEC 1550M unit that syncs down to 15kHz and I was hoping to try >> to >> hook that up to the pet somehow. I think you need to adjust the voltage >> levels though. > > Level adjustment is easy enough - a simple voltage divider, or MOSFET > circuit or possibly even a 4066 should do the trick. > >> The other option is to go with a TV-type LCD unit that accepts composite, >> and just make a small adapter to convert the PET signals to composite. >> You >> can buy a small pre-made board on ebay for $25, but it's really just a >> single chip that should only cost a buck or so. > > I know how to build a composite adapter for the PET, but having done > it in the past, I was less than thrilled with the results (adjustment > fiddliness and picture that was not rock-steady and sharp, unlike a > "real" PET display). > > -ethan > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-05-09 01:00:29
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