ZX-WESPI - add a cheap wifi-enabled fileserver to your Zeddy!

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Re: ZX-WESPI - add a cheap wifi-enabled fileserver to your Zeddy!

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That's what I think, but you better check with a voltmeter. You can take your voltmeter's black wire to the big ground plate next to the board's heat plate. This makes sure you have ground for measuring GND, VIDEO and 5V.
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Very impressive! I'd like vga (I like the 4:3 screens vs hdmi) for my machines so stumbled on this. I'm thinking could just use a little project box with a DB-9 connector in it and just use a little cable out of the zx to provide the signals so its minimally invasive to the zeddy (I'd probably run it through where the stock TV out is). Is loading the code on easy? Would be nice to get one pre-loaded and ready to go except the 4 wire connection.
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Spinnetti wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 10:33 pm Is loading the code on easy?
Use the German forum, and Google Translate.
https://forum.tlienhard.com/phpBB3/view ... b43#p44668
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Spinnetti wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 10:33 pm Very impressive! I'd like vga (I like the 4:3 screens vs hdmi) for my machines so stumbled on this. I'm thinking could just use a little project box with a DB-9 connector in it and just use a little cable out of the zx to provide the signals so its minimally invasive to the zeddy (I'd probably run it through where the stock TV out is). Is loading the code on easy? Would be nice to get one pre-loaded and ready to go except the 4 wire connection.
One of our members uses a non invasive version only connected to video out and ear. This works on Zeddys with video out on the modulator instead of the tv Signal.
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Re: ZX-WESPI - add a cheap wifi-enabled fileserver to your Zeddy!

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Cool, thanks to both of you for the additional info.
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