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Comet 2.0

Posted on September 30, 2011 in Category: Blog - 0 Comments

It's becoming more clear to me that I need to expand on the prototype and possibly go with a full-on new Comet 2.0 with all the bells and whilstles people have been asking me for. One of those features is being able to access the Internet directly from the IEC port. This is something that I've always wanted to do, but lacked the horsepower (no microcontroller) on the original Comet64. But now that I'm both putting in a micro and adding new features, I should be able to accomplish this with a new board design.

Another thing people were asking for is the ability to run a BBS server. That is something that the Comet64 should be able to do, but can't because AT modem commands are just not acceptable to the Comet64. So this will be a firm requirement for the new version.

Over the next few days, I'll be coming up with a list of new features to add to make a better Internet solution to meet the needs of both scenarios and probably even more.

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