January 10, 2019 – TRS-80 Manuals and Magazines – Free for local pickup or the cost of Packing/Shipping

Update: CLAIMED

A site visitor located in New Braunfels, Texas (central Texas, between Austin and San Antonio), has a bunch of magazines and original manuals to give away to a good home. Free for local pickup and he is willing to ship if you pay the cost of packing and shipping.

I will relay messages sent to me in the order received. First come first served.

Model 3 or 4 USB Keyboard

Kyle Wadsten has released his interface boards for the Model 3 and 4 that allow plugging in modern keyboards into the classic TRS-80 Model 3 & 4 machines.

There are two different board designs, one for USB keyboards and another for PS/2 input. 

What I find very intriguing and helpful is the ability to use the existing keyboard along with a modern keyboard at the same time.

Check out more at his order page or on the Facebook announcement page at the links below:

Kyle Wadsten’s NEWKEY/80 Arduino and custom board allow for a modern keyboards on your Model 3 & IV machines.

December 6, 2018 – New Magazine and Video

• This Week in TRS-80 – December 3rd
• View here.
  • Model III/4 contrast and brightness controls
  • Orchestra 90 for the Model III/4
  • Serial port for the Model I

• TRS8Bit – December 2018
• Download here.
  • TRS-Image
  • Travelling Mav – A review of TA 2018
  • Christmas Wishes
  • Mavs Workshop – Model I Power Supply
  • Obituary – Paul Allen
  • Pick 2
  • The Great Snail Race – One Liner
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Daisy Wheel Printers
  • Flower Power – BASIC Program by George Philips
  • In Mav’s Workshop – 2019 Developments
  • Software Review – TBA (The BASIC Answer)

September 7, 2018 – Updated TRS-80 Emulator

George and Peter Phillips have released trs80gp version 2.0.4.

It features:
* Model II emulation (and Model I, III and 4 as previously)
* Hires graphics support
* Floppy and Cassette emulation
* Copy/Paste
* Software Keyboard
* Automatic keyboard input
* Turbo Mode
* Source-level debugging and many other programming features

It runs on Windows 10, 8, 7 and maybe even XP and Vista. Runs well under Wine on Mac and Linux

Learn more and get it at http://48k.ca/trs80gp.html

September 6, 2018 – New Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the June 2018 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter on the download page of his web site.

Contents:

PAGE 04 Competition Entries and Result
PAGE 07 TRS80 GP v2.0.4 now released
PAGE 08 In Mav’s Workshop (DOM Cards)
PAGE 13 Palindromes – Do Geese See God
PAGE 15 In Mav’s Workshop (Tandy Assembly)
PAGE 21 The Way We Were – Two Chess Programs / LDOS
PAGE 37 In Mavs Workshop – Extender Boards
PAGE 43 EBAY U.K. Bargains
PAGE 46 In Mav’s Workshop – Printers – Part 6