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Viability of my Crack-Pot Scheme?

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Hiya I've been researching for a long time now how to make my own computer and I'm almost ready to buy the parts for this. I was wondering though if there was any way to attach some circuitry (probably something controlled by a PIC microcontroller) to the computer. So I was wondering if there was any way to do this physically, but also how would I have to program for it (assembly?)? Thanks

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After reading your post I would say the Viability of your Crack-Pot Scheme is zero.


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Sure. Just add a RS232 serial port and controller to your circut, and connect it to the serial port.
or a usb controller and connect it that way
just like any other perferial.

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I have a PC on my desk at work with all sorts of custom circuitry spewing forth from it. It used to all connect via serial ports, but we've moved on to USB these days.
We've got a team of guys who's job it is to write the drivers to make these things work though, so you'll have to learn how to write a device driver as well as how to make the physical device itself.

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Hiya
I've been researching for a long time now how to make my own computer and I'm almost ready to buy the parts for this. I was wondering though if there was any way to attach some circuitry (probably something controlled by a PIC microcontroller) to the computer. So I was wondering if there was any way to do this physically, but also how would I have to program for it (assembly?)?
Thanks


It's quite simple. Go to dabs.com and buy a the separate bits. You can make a machine equal to something from dell, for around 10-20% less.

If you want to make everything from scratch, good luck.

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