Using the Propeller to get onto the Internet!

TymkrsTymkrs Posts: 532
edited August 2015 in Propeller 1 Vote Up4Vote Down
Hey all!

We've been continuing our old-school telephone gear + Propeller shenanigans and the latest project involves using the Propeller to get onto the internet through an acoustic coupler. Thought we'd share:

(EDIT: had to blur out some extra frames!)

Old school IRCing at 300 baud with a Propeller *woot!*

We're also generically tracking the project's step by step progress on our reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/comments/3f88ck/internal_phone_network/

Simple code: http://pastebin.com/MWveACWM

@tymkrs
Whisker is a hardware and wetware hacker, and produces geeky content on a daily basis. Atdiy is a cardiovascular nurse by day and an electronics n00b at night. Together we're the Toymakers (Tymkrs) and we post videos/blogs on electronics, DIY projects, and whatever else we happen upon! Visit us at http://tymkrs.com, http://zombietech.tv, and http://firstspin.tv! Our projects are on https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/ and you can chat with us daily at #tymkrs!

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  • You guys are wonderfully warped!! Thank you for sharing a fun project!!!
    MOV OUTA, PEACE <div>Rick </div><div>"I've stopped using programming languages with Garbage Collection, they keep deleting my source code!!"</div>
  • Wow. I haven't used/seen an acoustic coupler since the early 80's.
    My Prop boards: P8XBlade2, RamBlade, CpuBlade, TriBlade
    Prop OS (also see Sphinx, PropDos, PropCmd, Spinix)
    Website: www.clusos.com
    Prop Tools (Index) , Emulators (Index) , ZiCog (Z80)
  • Wow, now that is some nerdy stuff! Awesome!

    Still audio couple in ham radio sometimes for data transmission. Come to think of it, you should get yer ham license...

    Jonathan - KK6RPX

  • Yes, where on Earth did you get that acoustic coupler from?

    Here is a young guy transmitting data using audio. Over an audio wireless transmitter:
  • Haha, I do have my ham license! It's how I got started in electronics :D Here's my hamshack in fact:


    Jonathan wrote: »
    Wow, now that is some nerdy stuff! Awesome!

    Still audio couple in ham radio sometimes for data transmission. Come to think of it, you should get yer ham license...

    Jonathan - KK6RPX
    Whisker is a hardware and wetware hacker, and produces geeky content on a daily basis. Atdiy is a cardiovascular nurse by day and an electronics n00b at night. Together we're the Toymakers (Tymkrs) and we post videos/blogs on electronics, DIY projects, and whatever else we happen upon! Visit us at http://tymkrs.com, http://zombietech.tv, and http://firstspin.tv! Our projects are on https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/ and you can chat with us daily at #tymkrs!
  • Heater. wrote: »
    Yes, where on Earth did you get that acoustic coupler from?

    Ebay :) We're working on bringing up an old-school system to it's former glory!
    Whisker is a hardware and wetware hacker, and produces geeky content on a daily basis. Atdiy is a cardiovascular nurse by day and an electronics n00b at night. Together we're the Toymakers (Tymkrs) and we post videos/blogs on electronics, DIY projects, and whatever else we happen upon! Visit us at http://tymkrs.com, http://zombietech.tv, and http://firstspin.tv! Our projects are on https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/ and you can chat with us daily at #tymkrs!
  • Cluso99 wrote: »
    Wow. I haven't used/seen an acoustic coupler since the early 80's.

    Yeah! It came in really nice condition too!
    Whisker is a hardware and wetware hacker, and produces geeky content on a daily basis. Atdiy is a cardiovascular nurse by day and an electronics n00b at night. Together we're the Toymakers (Tymkrs) and we post videos/blogs on electronics, DIY projects, and whatever else we happen upon! Visit us at http://tymkrs.com, http://zombietech.tv, and http://firstspin.tv! Our projects are on https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/ and you can chat with us daily at #tymkrs!
  • mindrobots wrote: »
    You guys are wonderfully warped!! Thank you for sharing a fun project!!!

    Thanks :D Glad you like it!
    Whisker is a hardware and wetware hacker, and produces geeky content on a daily basis. Atdiy is a cardiovascular nurse by day and an electronics n00b at night. Together we're the Toymakers (Tymkrs) and we post videos/blogs on electronics, DIY projects, and whatever else we happen upon! Visit us at http://tymkrs.com, http://zombietech.tv, and http://firstspin.tv! Our projects are on https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/ and you can chat with us daily at #tymkrs!
  • Ha! Not surprised you are a ham. Here is a pic of my shack, note the giant "Tube Merit" meter on the left. That thing is 8" by 9"! It is interfaced to the digital world with a Prop (of course!) and is currently showing the room temp. It will soon be showing the temp. of my solar powered hot tub!

    73!

    Jonathan- KK6RPX

    3264 x 2448 - 2M
  • Hah! That temperature monitor is awesome!!
    Whisker is a hardware and wetware hacker, and produces geeky content on a daily basis. Atdiy is a cardiovascular nurse by day and an electronics n00b at night. Together we're the Toymakers (Tymkrs) and we post videos/blogs on electronics, DIY projects, and whatever else we happen upon! Visit us at http://tymkrs.com, http://zombietech.tv, and http://firstspin.tv! Our projects are on https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/ and you can chat with us daily at #tymkrs!
  • Hey all,

    I wanted to give an update to this project. Even though the Prop is a small part of it, we think it's a pretty epic overall project.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Telecom-Time-Machine/

    It's our Time Machine! An old school but effective way to get onto the internet to play Telehack :). And it brings together a whole bunch of different how-to's seen either here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/comments/3f88ck/internal_phone_network/

    OR

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Telecom-Time-Machine-1/

    Whisker is a hardware and wetware hacker, and produces geeky content on a daily basis. Atdiy is a cardiovascular nurse by day and an electronics n00b at night. Together we're the Toymakers (Tymkrs) and we post videos/blogs on electronics, DIY projects, and whatever else we happen upon! Visit us at http://tymkrs.com, http://zombietech.tv, and http://firstspin.tv! Our projects are on https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/ and you can chat with us daily at #tymkrs!
  • TtailspinTtailspin Posts: 1,322
    edited September 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Demon Dialer, The finest in home Phone accessories,
    Just set it and forget it for a few hours, Then come back to a nice long list of BBS phone numbers printed up on your
    Dot Matrix, Tractor feed, Parallel port printer (that you just put a fresh ribbon in.).. Ah, Memories...

    I know your not making a Demon Dialer Tymkrs, It's just what I think of every time I see or hear DTMF.
    Which is weird, because all that stuff used Rotary dial...

    You guys are wonderfully warped, Keep up the good fun!

    -Tommy
  • Haha, thanks Tommy :) Yeah, I think Whisker's played with demon dialers before, though he calls it war dialing :). Glad you liked it!
    Whisker is a hardware and wetware hacker, and produces geeky content on a daily basis. Atdiy is a cardiovascular nurse by day and an electronics n00b at night. Together we're the Toymakers (Tymkrs) and we post videos/blogs on electronics, DIY projects, and whatever else we happen upon! Visit us at http://tymkrs.com, http://zombietech.tv, and http://firstspin.tv! Our projects are on https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/ and you can chat with us daily at #tymkrs!
  • LoopyBytelooseLoopyByteloose Posts: 12,537
    edited September 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    FYI - The universal motto of any HAM swap meet is...

    "It is better off in your garage than in my garage."

    HAM radio enthusiast have squirreled away just about anything electronic that one can imagine and their spouse are always trying to make room for the family car.

    ++++++++++++
    I actually acquired the ARRL exam book this year, and I can get a HAM license for use in Taiwan. But I have to fly to Thailand or Japan to take the exam.
    Hwang Xian Shen, Puddleby-on-the-Marsh.
    All things considered, I can live and thrive without Microsoft products. LINUX is just fine.
  • Tymkrs, Loved the instructable. I have an old phone similar to your and while I live off grid and have no phone lines I may have to find a way to use it.

    Loopy, I'm not sure that is the ham swap meet motto. In any case there is a well known phenomenon that results in all hams who attend a swap meet having more junk in their garages than they started with no matter how much they sold. :-) Yes, this defies the Law of Conservation of Junk, but it's true in my case anyway.

    Drop me a PM when ya get yer ticket. I'd love a QSO from Tiawan. Buddy of mine who lives in China is coming stateside and getting his ticket next month.

    Jonathan
  • Awesome Jonathan :D Let us know what you end up doing with it :) and glad you like it :)
    Whisker is a hardware and wetware hacker, and produces geeky content on a daily basis. Atdiy is a cardiovascular nurse by day and an electronics n00b at night. Together we're the Toymakers (Tymkrs) and we post videos/blogs on electronics, DIY projects, and whatever else we happen upon! Visit us at http://tymkrs.com, http://zombietech.tv, and http://firstspin.tv! Our projects are on https://www.reddit.com/r/Tymkrs/ and you can chat with us daily at #tymkrs!
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