ZXPand+ IDC10 Serial port ideas!

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tdg8934
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ZXPand+ IDC10 Serial port ideas!

Post by tdg8934 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:26 pm

I was just out at the Parallax.com website and looking for asynchronous serial devices (i.e. 2400, 9600, etc. bauds) and there were more items than I thought to communicate with the ZX81/TS1000 with a ZXPand+. I found the 2x16 & 4x20 LCD displays, Bluetooth for SPP (Serial at 9600), RFID (Serial at 2400), Text to Speech (multiple bauds), Basic Stamp 2 (BS2) micro-controllers, and possibly more. What to buy next to experiment with....?

Having fun!

Tim

kimzx81
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Re: ZXPand+ IDC10 Serial port ideas!

Post by kimzx81 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:59 pm

hi
what about a zx81 with bluetooth, now that would open up a field of opportunities there

tdg8934
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Re: ZXPand+ IDC10 Serial port ideas!

Post by tdg8934 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:21 pm

It's certainly doable with the Parallax Bluetooth for SPP using ZXPand serial at 9600 baud.

https://www.parallax.com/product/30086

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Re: ZXPand+ IDC10 Serial port ideas!

Post by tdg8934 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:17 pm

I have been away from this forum for such a long time now due to a lot of things going on in my life. However, let's see if I can get back into the groove.

In response to my thread from before about ZXPand+ serial devices, I see that Parallax now has a UART controlled Fingerprint Scanner. I may try to get this going over the summer as time permits. Either way I wanted to pass it along.

https://www.parallax.com/sites/default/ ... e-v1.0.pdf

https://www.parallax.com/product/29126

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