> > This is great. I was thinking the same things myself during some quiet > hours in the youth hostel, but I'm very pleased that other people have > also suggested the idea. > > My thoughts were that the machine needs to be made accessible to all > "hackers" and even collectors who can be bothered to make the journey to > see it. I have always wanted to reverse engineer that speech interface so > that common 264 series computer owners can hack a C64 Magic Voice > (slightly) and hear the 261 words. Managed to get a pinout of the speech > glue logic ASIC round at Bo's place (with only a multimeter, which I was > quite pleased with), but really it needs some probing with an > oscilloscope. > > So - this is what I will do. I will place a bid on this item, and all > donations to the "Save the V364 Fund" will be gratefully received, > assuming that the bid is successful. The machine will then be available > for people to see, should they ever find themselves in England. I will > finish off the job of reverse-engineering the MOS custom chip and (if > Nicolas Welte's ideas are correct) publish how to adapt a Magic Voice to > work in a 264 series computer. The best candidate for this would be the > C16, as you could install the MV inside the C16 case (plenty of room). > Might need upgrading to 64K, but that's easy enough. > > Hey - here's an idea. What about a V364 webcam style device - video > capture on the S-Video output and some form of telnet interface to the > keyboard buffer (perhaps over RS232 using the real ACIA) - log into the > linux box controlling the device and send it "SAY" commands of your own? > Only one user at a time of course - have to implement some form of > concurrency on /dev/v364 :) > > Richard, I pledge at least $50 for the "Save the V364 Fund". What is the best way to get it across the big pond when you win it? Cheers, Bryan Pope Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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