Serial cable adaptor

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Serial cable adaptor

Post by ps80 » December 19th, 2020, 3:35 am

Finally got round to building a serial cable adaptor so I can link my PC to my PlayStation using the link cable. So much faster to test my code on real hardware now. Also makes it super easy to change between roms on my Xplorer.
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Re: Serial cable adaptor

Post by danhans42 » December 19th, 2020, 7:55 am

Hey nice work. Looks really tidy
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Re: Serial cable adaptor

Post by mrhaboobi » December 22nd, 2020, 8:55 am

ps80 wrote:
December 19th, 2020, 3:35 am
Finally got round to building a serial cable adaptor so I can link my PC to my PlayStation using the link cable. So much faster to test my code on real hardware now. Also makes it super easy to change between roms on my Xplorer.

Thats really tidy, what tools and parts did you use?

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Re: Serial cable adaptor

Post by ps80 » December 24th, 2020, 10:47 pm

I used the guide here by thp https://thp.io/2020/psxserial.html

I first used an old console but thought it would be easier to desolder the link port and have a separate unit.

I got a FT232RL 3.3V 5.5V MiniUSB Port FTDI USB to TTL Serial Adapter Module from eBay for £3.35 with free postage.

Then just soldered the three wires to the appropriate pins and cut a housing from six layers of 3mm black acrylic and one of clear, so you can see the red light shine when it's connected. It's held together with four M3 bolts fixed into threaded holes through the acrylic.

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