Monday, 8 February 2016

Black Box QL as USB keyboard for RPi2

This QL has been converted to act as a USB keyboard using Tynemouth Software's conversion kit. Everything seems to work except the power LED. But the keys are mapped and the screen shows SMSQmulator checking the key codes as each key combination is pressed using RWAP Software's short bit of code supplied with the new membrane. "REPeat loop: PRINT CODE(INKEY$(-1)),

The original membrane that came with this case had succumbed to age and was crumbling. Phase 1 and 2 in the lets put a "QL" back in the black box. So far so good.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

SMSQmulator on RPi2

A picture is worth a thousand words or so it is said. The original RPi B was too underpowered to run the Java based SMSQmulator at anything like a usable speed. The original RPi reported that it achieved 3 bogomips in total. The new RPi2 manages 38 bogomips. and SMSQmulator is now well usable. Here is the picture showing that the emulator itself is managing almost 6 bogomips with the RPi 2 overclocked to 1000 MHz, GPU memory set to 256 MB and java v8 installed.