(TIPI) TI99/4a to Raspberry Pi

An order that I placed with ArcadeShopper arrived. The item that I’m most excited about is the TIPI-Sidecar. This provides an interface between the TI99/4a and the Raspberry Pi. The basic features it provides are:

  • Memory mapped I/O to Raspberry PI for tinkering
  • A disk based filesystem that the TI can access, hosted on the PI.
  • Network abstractions (TCP/UDP/HTTP) to the TI.
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32K Sidecar

I have decided that I am going to attempt to build an RS232 sidecar for my TI994a. I can’t seem to get my hands on an existing RS232 solution. It will be fun to learn how to build a custom piece of hardware for my TI.

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Let the Games Begin!

RetroChallenge 2019/03 has officially started! The first item of business was to get my TI stuff out of storage and set it up. I’m pretty sure that this is the same machine that I had in my room as a child. Here is what the setup looks like now.

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