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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-08-30 9:28 AM
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I was reading through Hackaday.io, and found this:

"I started off wanting to build a device that will add modern storage and Wi-Fi to my ageing but beloved Psion Series 3c, one that would fit into its SSD port. Difficult enough, you'd think."

The journey is still continuing, but very interesting to read.

https://hackaday.io/project/161291-the-last-psion
https://hackaday.io/project/161291-the-last-psion/details
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-08-30 8:16 PM
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Great find, stingraze. I'll make a point of following these developments. Can't imagine what could actually happen if they do get on-line. Maybe RSS, email...

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-08-30 9:37 PM
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Thanks, Jake!


Maybe you’ll be able to control microcontrollers like joval through some basic browser?
BBS / forum for sure, I guess. And maybe IRC?
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-08-30 9:48 PM
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You know, if you're judicious, you can still get around a lot of the 'net on 115K IR connection. I do it all the time, even with the J720.

But I don't know the SIBO OS at all. I guess it has email, but Opera, etc was only developed for ER3 and above, AFAIK.

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-08-30 10:00 PM
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That's nice.

I've only managed to use IrDA for PC to PDA and PDA to PDA connection, never as a modem device.
I would like to try IrDA modem via a laptop sharing my internet connection via 4G sometime...

Psion devices get good prices around here in Japan, so will have to keep checking for a good deal.



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Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-08-30 10:16 PM
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I've always wanted a 3mx, but even now, they command a hefty price. I once saw one go for $500USD.

As for IR, I connect via a Nokia 9300 Communicator, and have surfed, modestly, with a Zaurus, J720, and various Psions.

Wish I knew if there was RSS reader for SIBO.

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-08-30 11:30 PM
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Although not for SBIO, this came up on search. Seems like a python script that makes RSS feeds to text? It supports PSION Organiser II, but the output file should be easily read by PSION SBIO by a text editor.

Project from 2020.

https://cdn.hackaday.io/files/1658937097566112/Psion%20RSS.pdf
https://hackaday.io/project/165893-getting-online-with-a-1987-psion-...

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Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-09-01 2:45 AM
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Again, another great find on your part. Blogtrottr service will email your rss feeds, which helps since ER3/ER5 never had a RSS reader, AFAIK.

Trouble with email/Revo's small screen is that bold-ing the text would really help. Fontmachine was a *.sis app that let you use TTF fonts, etc, but the site is long gone and never found a registration code, so a current install of its beta (from wayback) complains about missing reg number.

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-09-01 10:24 AM
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Thanks!

I got a PSION book published in 2000 today.
It is quite informative, I will read it till the day I actually own one.

I wonder if there is an archive somewhere by someone of all the old softwares... I might have a mobile only magazine CD-ROM thay MAY have softwares for PSION...


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munchausen Page Icon Posted 2021-09-27 4:37 AM
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Alex, who was working on this, has taken a break AFAIK. He has created another site here https://psion.info/ and the psion documentation project here https://doc.psion.info/

I have added bluetooth to a 5mx.. it works just fine for networking through a Linux machine, as a cable replacement for PsiWin, and also allows the psion to act as a BT keyboard. However configuration is all manual at the moment (sending commands through a serial terminal). Here is a picture.



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munchausen Page Icon Posted 2021-09-27 9:27 AM
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I should have mentioned: You can also share internet to the psion through bluetooth from an android phone with this setup, though you need to use a special application called "SecureTether Client"
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WallyB110 Page Icon Posted 2021-11-20 2:15 AM
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Huh a lot of stuff I didnt know about here. Irda connection to surf the net. Blue Tooth in a Psion etc.
Thanks for posting this info. ;-)

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