TipiPEB: TI Raspberry Pi Interface for the TI Peripheral Expansion Box
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 PEB (peripheral Expansion Box) version called the TIPI-PEB. You MUST have some kind of RAM expansion of at least 32k installed in your system. The TIPI_PEB will not function without it. You also must have a PEB. I mean, I would think that would be obvious, but . . .
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 them yourself!. The Brewing Academy is just offering these pre-built so you can enjoy the goodness without the pain of assembling it.
- TIPI & Cable
- This is a fully-assembled and tested TIPI. It includes a pre-installed cable and is ready for you to connect it.
- There is no case required. IN FACT, take a look at the pictures: you can mount your Raspberry Pi 3/3+/Zero-W ON THE TIPI itself! (Pi will still require an eternal power supply, not included)
- In order to use this, you will NEED
o 32k RAM expansion of some kind that functions with the PEB
o Raspberry Pi 3/3+/Zero-W
o 4GB (or larger) uSD card with the Proper TIPI image on it
o TI Peripheral Expansion Box
o TI 99/4a (any model)
At some point, I will cobble together everything known about TIPI operation and put it in written form for easier reference. In the mean time, the TIPI GitHub is a great location for information as well as AtariAge "TIPI Usage & Support" Forum.
SHIPPING: Due to its larger size, it needs to go in a much larger box. As such, shipping is more expensive.