Mattel Aquarius

PC Connected!

This article originally appeared at by Kenny Millar.

Unbelievable but true, you can connect your old Aquarius to your PC, and send data to the PC.

You will need :-

Audio Jack TIP ---> Pin 2 (RxD) of the 9 pin D
Audio Jack RING ---> pin 4 (DTR) of the 9 Pin D
Audio Jack SLEEVE ---> pin 5 (GND) of the 9 pin D
Connect pins 7 (CTS) and 8 (RTS) of the 9 Pin D together.
Connect pins 4 and 6 of the 9 pin D together

Push the audio jack into the PRINTER port of the Aquarius and the 9 Pin D into the serial port of your PC.

Using your favorite comms package such as HyperTerminal or PuTTY, set the comms parameters to 1200 baud, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit and Hardware Handshaking. You must enable hardware handshaking as this provides the 'printer ready' signal to the Aquarius.

Anything you LPRINT or COPY from the Aquarius will be received by the PC .