This one is almost identical to the Thomson TG585 V8
After browsing on one of my favourite sites Hack A day and seeing a post by [ “Doktor Andy”] i thought “why can i do that” so i set about getting the stuff needed to attempt to build something like this
- An old parallel network printer server
- Some kind of logic to read from the parallel port
My first attempt was with a Netgear ps110 unfortunately i couldn’t get the print server to appear on my network , and it was made worse by the fact that there was no reset to default button, Im not sure if it was my network config or just bad luck, so i decided to get another make of print server from ebay
Enter the HP JetDirect EX plus 3 External Print Server HP Part No. J2593A , according to Doktor Andy , this device had been used in another persons work based on his idea and as an added bonus this device had 3 parallel ports allowing in theory control of 3 x the amount i thought
Mercury KOB SDH16P Fast Ethernet Switch has 16 x 10/100Mbps Ports (i got it for £6 at a local boot sale)Unlike Most things this was very easy to get into , just unscrew two screws and slide the top plate
The Atari STFM was the most popular of Atari’s 16-bit micros, available as either the 520STFM with 512KB RAM or the 1040STFM with 1MB. Unlike its predecesors, the STFM contained a built in TV modulator, a 3½” disc drive (initially with a 360k capacity, but increased to 720k on later models) and had both the operating system (TOS) and the graphical user interface (GEM) stored in ROM.