Nothing much new to report. School is back and my daily commute to work is 90 minutes again. Combined with the 10 hours per day, six days per week work schedule, guarantees that nothing much will be getting done for a while. The ASR10 SCSI card issue has been resolved. Supplies of the EPS16 SCSI card and DI-10 digital audio interface for the ASR-10 are running low. I’ve added a bunch of new items on the gear for sale page. I’m trying to clear out some of my less used gear.
I’ve contemplated designing a conversion kit for the ASR-10 to go from a VFD to an LCD (purple screen). Looks like they used a device with an external EPROM to emulate the functionality of the old display controller so it’s technically feasible. The only question is whether the newer LCD displays will physically fit in the space. I’d just have to get a hold of a purple screen ASR or at the very least a purple screen ASR display board. Might work with the EPS /16 series as well.
Do you still have the DI-10 boards for sale?
They are all sold, but I will do another run later this summer.
Also do you think you could really update the display from VFD to LCD, if you do, i might have a board you could barrow.
I’d have to get my hands on a ‘purple screen’ display board and see if the new display driver is a mask ROM or standard EPROM (I think it’s the latter).