Slack client for Commodore 64
Commodore 64 program
The c64 program code is written in 6502 assembly and somewhat(?!) well documented.
Grab dependency: ACME assembler
cd c64 acme main.asm
This will create
Running the program on real hardware
If you are reading this, have a C64, and plan to run this program on it, you likely don't need step-by-step instructions ;). Obviously it will need to copied onto a floppy disk, disk emulator etc.
LOAD "SLACK-CLIENT.PRG",<device_nbr> RUN
Vice64 emulatorRunning with the
First, we need to configure the emulated serial port.
Open 'Settings' > 'Resource Inspector' window
Peripherals > Cartridges > Userport RS232 > Baud Rate: 1200, Enabled: true, Device: device4 RS232 > Device4 > Device: |../raspberry_pi/app.js, Baud Rate: 1200
Hit 'Save current settings', then Quit.
cd c64 /path/to/x64 build/slack-client.prg
Raspberry Pi Slack API proxy
This is a NodeJS app which connects to the Slack RTM api on one side, and a serial port connection to the C64 on the other side and translates data back and forth.
It can be configured to communicate via a real serial port, or via stdout/stdin (for Vice64 emulator)
First, you need to create a Slack OAuth token here https://api.slack.com/docs/oauth-test-tokens
C64_SLACK_SERIALPORT_DEVICE is not defined, it will use stdout/stdin for communication. To communicate via a real serial port:
export C64_SLACK_SERIALPORT_DEVICE=/dev/ttyUSB0 (or /dev/cu.usbserial etc)
Run the API proxy:
cd raspberry_pi npm install npm test node app.js
On startup, it will authenticate with Slack RTM api, then send a
HELLO RPC message to the C64, which we expect to already be running.
- 6502 opcodes reference - http://www.6502.org/tutorials/6502opcodes.html
- Official Commodore 64 Programmer's Reference Guide - http://www.zimmers.net/cbmpics/cbm/c64/c64prg.txt
- Intro to C64 programming - http://dustlayer.com/tutorials/
Copyright (c) 2016, Jeffrey Harris
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