Your old PC jr.

From: Brian Heise <>
Date: Fri Aug 8 16:38:01 2003

I thought I'd throw my 2 cents worth in.... I know, not too long ago, I saw a website where someone had their house automated with the help of a PCjr... That in itself was a feat to me. On my "PCjr Reborn!" web forum, there are a lot of good discussions on PCjr expansion, going as far as we made ISA expansions for the jr, and I even got to surf the web on min (be it slow as it is...). So there are still a lot of us out here that play with these "dead" machines as well.
Brian Heise
"PCjr Reborn!"

Jason McBrien <> wrote:
X10 stuff used to be really expensive in the US as well, until their patent
expired and everyone and their brother started making compatable modules. I
assume it's the same situation in the UK. They probably were awarded another
patent for the same thing, but at 50Hz/240V :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Duell"
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: Your old PC jr.

> > Hi,
> >
> > I ran across a reference to your webpage;
> > searching for a power supply for my 386-25 .
> >
> > If you haven't given away your computer,
> > I'd like to suggest that you hook it up, as an X-10 box,
> > for home automation .
> I'm one of the PC-jr owners on this list. Alas I am in the UK, where X10
> stuff is not common (it does exist over here, modified for 240V, 50Hz
> mains, but it's _very_ expensive).
> However, these older boxes are, indeed, useful for control applications.
> I must get round to designing my own version of X10 (Steve Ciarcia has at
> least one idea in his Circuit Cellar articles...)
> > There are clock boards, eprom cards, your old box,
> Err, the PC-jr doesn't have normal ISA slots, you know. Add-on modules
> for it are not common. They're not hard to design, though (I have the
> full TechRef, and the PC-jr bus is essentially the 8088 bus).
> > is still valuable, TO YOU .
> Isn't that a rather obvious statement on this list :-)
> -tony
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