Connect via USB

Chris DavisSetup

Before you can do anything (other than watch the blinkenlights) you’ll need to connect your Altair 8800 to your computer via USB. Step-by-Step: Now that you’re connected to the Altair-Duino, I’d suggest setting it up so you can Easily Switch Between Serial Devices.

Connect to Bluetooth

Chris DavisSetup

If you installed the Bluetooth module in your Altair 8800, here’s the easy way to connect. Unfortunately, due to Apple’s copyright restrictions, you cannot connect to the HC-05 Bluetooth module with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. However, it will connect to a MacBook.Step-by-Step: Step-by-Step:

I/O Expansion Settings

Chris DavisSetup

You no doubt noticed that there are jumpers on the I/O Expansion board. What do they do? Read on! What new programming would you upload? You can try David Hansel’s VDM-1 emulator or reprogram the source code and make your own! You can download the hex files at this link. Download this utility and unzip it to your desktop (this … Read More

How to use VT100 emulator (video)

Chris DavisSetup

Plug a VGA monitor and PS2 keyboard into the Altair-Duino. Power on the monitor. Connect a power supply to the Altair-Duino. Set front panel data switches to “1” (switch 0 up, all other switches down). Raise (and hold) DEPOSIT up. Turn on Altair-Duino. You should see “ASCII Video Terminal Version 1.3 Copyright 2013 Geoff Graham” on the VGA monitor.  With … Read More