Re: NTLK Twiddler I/F for Newt?

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Thu Jul 06 2000 - 15:19:00 CDT

On Thu, 6 Jul 2000, Chris [iso-8859-1] Gagné wrote:

> My guess is that the Twiddler has a standard keyboard interface for use
> with a PC or Mac, and I do know that there is hardware that will allow
> you to plug in a Mac and or PC keyboard into your newt. So yes, it
> should be very easy.

Tons of Twiddler technical documentation is on the manufacturers website:

And the Twiddler actually uses a serial interface, so it would be trivial to
interface to a Newton - there would just have to be a driver to decode
everything. Actually, this might be a natural feature to add to Steve
Weyer's Sloup, since it already 1) listens to data on the serial port and 2)
lets you use the serial connection as a remote keyboard (ie. type in your
terminal emulator on the PC / Mac, have letters appear in any Newton

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