I have a lot of old motherboards that I want to use for different projects and I've run into a major problem too many times now: every board has at least 1 serial port but rarely even the old VGA port. So I can't even operate those boards with my really "old" PC screens with stone-old VGA.

Are there new types of terminals nowadays that fullfil the purpose of a classic terminal but in an up-to-date way?

I've searched for something like that and I didn't find anything.

How I imagine a "modern" and "up-to-date" style terminal:

  • uses the good old Serial Port
  • 1 or 2 USB slots
  • uses any battery, rechargable or not
  • it is very small, preferably as small as a Samsung Galaxy Mini e.g.
  • due to its size, modern/easy technology and simple purpose it should be accordingly very cheap, maybe up to 30 bucks MAX.

P.S.: Even if I would get an old terminal for free, it is still way too big and just wastes space, considering its single and nowadays extremely simple purpose. And I would never pay for a Vintage one since from that perspective they have 0 value to me.

  • "I didn't find anything." There's your answer. Sounds very niche for something like what you want.
    – user1691
    Jun 5 '17 at 18:25

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