[NTLK] NewtonTalk Digest, Vol 38, Issue 42

Matthias Melcher mm at matthiasm.com
Fri Feb 24 16:32:16 EST 2017

The Raspberry Pi features a DSI port. It can be programmed in a range of frequencies and data formats. You can start here:


or just start be searching the Interwebs for "Raspberry Pi DSI"

The interface on the Newton display interface is proprietary but well documented. If you can give me the display number, I will probably be able to find the PDF again. The interface timing is not too critical, so it may be possible to reprogram the RasPi. Worst case, you need a simple programmable logic chip, but probably nothing too difficult.

There was another display made that has the exact same measurements, but supports color. I beleive that the contrast is a lot better, and RasPi can create the colors. You can still run the emulator in green and black of course.

> On Feb 23, 2017, at 8:21 PM, Jeff Sheldon <jeffsheldon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've spent the past couple days trying to work out interfacing a Pi Zero with the 2x00 Sharp display. No guarantees, but am attempting specifically for those who want to GoEinstein[tm] and keep the original form factor. 
> -Jeff
> On Feb 23, 2017, at 10:18, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:
>>> So when can I bring my money to Kickstarter for a building package to
>> install a raspberry pi in my Emate 300 that will run Newton?
>> As soon as we have Apple's official permission to use Newton OS in a
>> Raspberry Pie, we could start. After that, all we had to do is connect the
>> keyboard and the LCD display. And, if we want things neat, the PCMCIA card
>> slot, the Mini-DIN connector and the Dongle connector. But that would
>> probably be peanuts, compared to the first obstacle.
>> Frank
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