[NTLK] Modern Wifi for Newton ?

j jhogue1 at shaw.ca
Thu Sep 6 14:23:55 EDT 2018

That’s very exciting to hear !!
I knew someone had to be working on this just because of the popularity and low cost of the ESP.

You can count me as the first purchaser of one of those boards once they are available !!!

I’m looking at ways that I can contribute to the community in the way of hardware/software but I have a lot to learn about the Newton before I can contribute code. I’m a hobbyist programmer and have some education in electronics (1 year basic electronics). For now, I will contribute ideas, ask crazy questions (because if they’re not crazy, they’re not worth asking !) and continue investigating the secure GenodeOS and PINE64 board as a possible platform for a future "Newton".

My FIRST Newton (2100) should arrive in the mail today or tomorrow !!!
Very excited!!


> On Sep 6, 2018, at 7:08 AM, Matthias Melcher <m.melcher at robowerk.de> wrote:
>> On Sep 6, 2018, at 12:13, Matthias Melcher <m.melcher at robowerk.de> wrote:
>>> On Sep 6, 2018, at 00:13, j <thej at shaw.ca> wrote:
>>> Has anyone (electronically inclined) considered using a ESP8266 or ESP32 to build a modern Wifi card for the Newton?
>>> Both versions could also double as a Flash/SRAM card too !
>> Yes, it has been discussed.
> OK Jason, thanks for the reminder. I still have all the parts and all the layouts. With Frank whipping up PCBs and Pawels link to have the boards made cheaply, I really should give it another go. And I have a feeling that, if I manage to make the hardware work, we will find volunteers for the software. 
> - Matthias
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