TIPI:  TI - Raspberry Pi Interface for the TI 99/4a
TIPI:  TI - Raspberry Pi Interface for the TI 99/4a
TIPI:  TI - Raspberry Pi Interface for the TI 99/4a
TIPI:  TI - Raspberry Pi Interface for the TI 99/4a
TIPI:  TI - Raspberry Pi Interface for the TI 99/4a
TIPI:  TI - Raspberry Pi Interface for the TI 99/4a
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TIPI: TI - Raspberry Pi Interface for the TI 99/4a

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The Brewing Academy presents:

TIPI for the TI 99/4a

What is TIPI?

TIPI is a storage, network, and device solution expansion for the TI-99/4A home computer and the Myarc Geneve 9640 Family Computer.  It utilizes a Raspberry PI 3/3+ or Zero-W to interface with the rest of the world

This is a sideport model requiring a Jedimatt42-style 32k adapter, or something with equivalent header connector SET FOR EXTERNAL POWER.  The Brewing Academy sells those and they can be found >HERE<

A Peripheral Expansion Box board will soon be available, called >TipiPEB<.

History

TI hardware creator and programmer Matthew Splett (JediMatt42) created the TIPI so that TI 99 users could have an easy way to emulate disk drives, access the internet, and do a whole host of other things with their beloved machine.  NOTA BENE: JediMatt42 has NOTHING whatsoever to do with these devices.  He has released the design into the wild.  You can build yourself! (Go >HERE< for details).  The Brewing Academy is just offering these pre-built so you can enjoy the goodness without the pain of assembling it.

Specifications

  • There are FOUR different varieties that we sell here at TBA:
    • TIPI & Cable
      • This is a fully-assembled and tested TIPI. It includes a pre-installed cable and is ready for you to connect it. 
      • In order to use this, you will NEED
        • 32k sideport (TBA assembled ones: >HERE<)
        • Raspberry Pi 3/3+/Zero-W
        • External Power supply (TBA version >HERE<)
        • TI 99/4a
      • TBA 32k customer UPGRADE
        • Folks, if you bought a 32k sideport from us at ANY point in the past, we offer you the following option:
          • Send us your 32K expansion and we will
            • Replace the existing case with a new case to fit both boards
            • Test the TIPI in conjunction with your 32k board and make sure they are playing nicely.
            • Give you $49.99 credit towards either the “TIPI+32k Combo” or the “The Whole Enchilada” options
          • Your 32k module MUST be in working order. We will run a test immediately upon receipt and advise you if there is a problem.
        • Customer 32k device MUST be received PRIOR to TBA shipping this upgrade.
        • TIPI+32k Combo
          • This is a fully assembled and Tested TIPI WITH the following:
            • Assembled & tested 32k side port model
            • External Power Supply
            • 3D printed case to hold both of them
          • In order to use this you will require:
            • Raspberry Pi 3/3+/Zero-W
            • TI 99/4a
          • The Whole Enchilada!
            • This is a fully assembled and Tested TIPI WITH the following:
              • Assembled & tested 32k side port model
              • External Power Supply
              • 3D printed case to hold both of them
              • Raspberry Pi 3/3+ (our choice)
              • 3D printed case for Raspberry Pi
              • External USB power cable WITH ON/OFF switch & power brick
              • 8GB uSD card with TIPI image pre-installed
            • In order to use this option, you will require:
              • TI 99/4a (I mean, c’mon, you have to have that all ready, right?)

At some point, I will cobble together everything known about TIPI operation and put it in written form.  In the mean time, the TIPI GitHub is a great location for information as well as Atariage TIPI  Usage and Support Thread

 

 


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