Today in anticipation of the coming release of the 1088XLD and the already released SIO2MIDI board I am offering the Midi-Maze XE Super Cart 128K PCB in two cartridge formats, the grey XE Super case(Bug Hunt) and the original Atari Brown (Atari Basic) case. Network up to 16 Atari 8bit computers with at least 64k memory with the SIO2MIDI board or 1088XLD and this cartridge.
Over the last few days I’ve been working on a pdf/video combination that would give the 1088XEL DIYers more information on how to program 1088XEL PIC MCUs using a PICKit3 Clone programmer and the MPLAB X IDE software. Finally got most of it done now.
Currently I only have a handmade adapter for 8 and 18 pin PICs, but I should be recieving a new PIC Adapter designed especially to handle all four of the PICS used in the 1088XEL build. Once they are in and I have one assembled, I’ll finish the group of videos with a short one on how to use the PIC adapter with both the JOY2PC and PICKit3 programmers.
In the meantime here are the pdf/video combinations I currently have available.
General PICKit3/MPLAB X IDE Info PDF
General PICKit3 Clone info:
1088XEL PIC MCU programming info for MPLAB X IDE and Programmer2Go PICKit3 function:
It was bound to happen at some point. No person is perfect. In fact most people would agree that if they do most things half right most of the time they are satisfied in their perfection. Well… I guess I am satisfied. 🙂
I was in the process of trying to add additional features for the 1090XLR project to the domain when I veered off course and started doing clean up from past mistakes. I had some orphaned databases and folders that were left over. The orphaned databases were easy to deal with. But then I discovered a scripted uninstall app in the Cpanel of the website domain manager. It was listing several lingering breadcrumbs to failed or abandoned projects. So happy that I had an easier way to clean the site up, I started selecting the orphaned breadcrumbs for deletion/uninstalling. Only the listing was slow in updating and in the process I selected the active app for deletion. WTF???!!!
Four hours later I finally had a functioning website back. Fortunately I had done a brute force backup of the website, late last November and so I was able to use it to get back up. So right after I finish writing this post, I plan to make a backup both on the domain and off-site. I really did have other things to do yesterday and I don’t want to repeat this. Especially since there are so many other things to only get half right most of the time. 🙂