IEEE-488 interface and Commodore Pet

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Mon Sep 10 09:44:32 2001

On Thu, 06 Sep 2001 22:26:27 -0400 (EDT) Louis Schulman
<> wrote:
> Someone across the lake sent a post the other day about
> a Brain Boxes PC Elite IEEE-488 card

That was me!

> and its supposed ability to transfer files to and from a
> Commodore Pet drive.

Yes, I have a piece of software that I downloaded from the
Brain Boxes Web site:

which claims to do that. I haven't tried it yet.

> I don't know if the Brain Box supplied software only works
> with their card or any card.

The card claims to be compatible with the IBM IEEE card,
and with the National Instruments card. But you have to
select this mode with a DIP-switch. It's possible that the
PET transfer software only works in one mode.

> If the former, any of you British chaps want to part with
> such a card (these cards seem not to be available in the
> colonies)?

I only have the one card, sorry. And I gained another
IEEE-488 device over the weekend, an HP 1980B oscilloscope
(with manuals).

John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Mon Sep 10 2001 - 09:44:32 BST

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