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PockeTerm

PockeTerm

by on Apr.03, 2010, under PockeTerm

The PockeTerm is a 4″ X 2.5″ single board terminal that uses a VGA monitor and a PS/2 keyboard for its input and output. Dual serial ports gives the user the option of transferring data to/from a PC while still connected to the host device. This terminal was designed to work with vintage computers but is compatible with most systems including Unix and Linux systems. A low cost color choice terminal that has VT-100 compatible commands for controlling cursor and screen functions. Want to program the propeller microcontroller or install an update to the firmware? No problem, just connect the PockeTerm to your PC, run the Propeller Tools software and you can program it from your PC, no expensive Prop Plug required.

New PockeTerm Case

For only $24.95 you can assemble this nice looking case to complete your PockeTerm kit. Hurry, limited supply onhand. The kits come with all mounting hardware to mount your PockeTerm to the case. (PockeTerm is sold seperately).

The PockeTerm has a full featured screen with Function key status at the bottom of the screen. Click on the image for a full size photograph of the screenshot. The PockeTerm is a work in progress and we are trying to add as many features as possible. Updates can be emailed to the user or posted on the website.

  • CTRL-F1 Selects Baud Rate
  • CTRL-F2 Changes text color of the main display section
  • CTRL-F3 Turns on/off the 2nd serial port that connects to a PC.
  • CTRL-F4 Force incoming data to 7 bit ASCII. Strips the 8th bit, required for some systems
  • CTRL=F5 Change cursor type. Choose from underscore, solid block, or none. Also, choose from blinking or not.
  • CTRL-F6 Add line-feed to carriage returns

PockeTerm File Downloads

PockeTerm Firmware

This software is given on the hopes that it will be improved by the public. All revisioins show acknowldgement to the author of the changes. Please help make this a better product for all to enjoy.

PockeTerm firmware revision 0.905 http://www.brielcomputers.com/files/PTfirmware.zip NEW updated 4/6***

How to program firmware updates

Download and install the propeller tools from here (requires Windows 2000 or higher):

http://www.parallax.com/Portals/0/Downloads/sw/propeller/Setup-Propeller-Tool-v1.2.5.exe

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