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Arduino Board as HP-IL device?
04-02-2014, 08:49 PM
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Arduino Board as HP-IL device?
I don't know much about electronics, however, as you can implement nearly anything with an Arduino board I'm wondering if you can also make one acting as a HP-IL device. I see two basic variants:

  1. An Arduino board with an USBSerial adapter and a PIL-Box; this seems to be the easier variant as the IL signal processing is already done inside the PIL-Box.
  2. An Arduino board which connects directly to an IL interface through the analog pins on the board. Not sure if this is really possible but there are analogRead/Write functions that might be used to read/write the IL signal.

The Arduino board might be battery powered. Therefore, you would have a small battery powered device which might, for example, serve as an HP-IL mass storage device. The benefits I see are:
  • you don't need to startup your computer to save/load some programs to your IL capable HP calculator
  • you could easily exchange programs on SD cards
  • it might be quite a mobile solution to take with you
  • it might be a path to many other exciting applications
  • ...

Anyone who can assess this idea? Is it possible to implement that with "reasonable" efforts?
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Arduino Board as HP-IL device? - Jurgen Keller - 04-02-2014 08:49 PM
RE: Arduino Board as HP-IL device? - BobVA - 04-09-2014, 08:55 PM

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