I have an old MAI DT4315A that my company was going to throw out.
I'd love to get it setup as a terminal for a linux based system or raspberry pi, just for fun. However, I've never completed anything like this before and was wondering if anyone else has, and can push me in the right direction.
Here's what I know so far:
- Many people have done this project with VT100 systems or similar. However, those use RS232 I believe, and this terminal uses an RJ45. (Not sure if that even matters.)
- There's someone who's obviously done it but there's no way to contact them to ask questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHAECaEK3dc
- I've found some documentation on the terminal's pin assignment that may help me come up with a wiring solution to the R-Pi's serial connection: http://chiclassiccomp.org/docs/content/computing/MAI/Fibs/N119.txt
- I think that it's not as simple as just connecting the pins properly, but that the voltage is also a consideration and I might need something inbetween the Pi and the terminal for that.
Are there any 'defacto' projects/blogs I should be looking at to help with this, or sites that someone else may have read that are commonly pointed to?