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Introducing (and interest check) CircuitTalk: LocalTalk for PowerMac G4

CircuitBored

Well-known member
@CircuitBored You'll need a putty knife and patience.

I did it! I ended up using some little triangular prying tools that came with a MacBook repair kit. They worked really well but it was still a slow process as I didn't want to damage anything.

I had a poke around and that's how I realised that the modem was USB-only. I'll be using the factory debugging port for my serial card.
 

CircuitBored

Well-known member
I have purple boards available!

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Sadly the silkscreen on this batch is blurry (see picture) but I have knocked the price down a little as a result. The actual final product is now going to have to cost £50 but these kits will be £40 each (48 Euro, US$52). I am expecting the batch of corrected PCBs to arrive some time next month.

I have three different kits available for iMac G4, PowerMac G4 Quicksilver/Sawtooth, and PowerMac G4 MDD. The desktop G4 kits include the requisite IDC cable. The iMac version has a soldered cable

To be clear: these PCBs will be fully assembled and ready to go when they get to you. No soldering required!

Postage is priced per-person but here's what you can generally expect:

UK: £5
Europe: £15 (18 Euro)
North America: £25 (US$33)
 

kdrone

New member
Hello! New here.
I am interested in a board that will work on my Powermac G4 400 (PCI), any news on that? Either case, please put me in line/notify me of updates on that!
Or is there a way to adapt the already existing ones to work with my model G4?

Thanks for doing this :)
 

CircuitBored

Well-known member
I am interested in a board that will work on my Powermac G4 400 (PCI), any news on that?

I now work full time so progress on these projects has slowed a bit. However, I am currently stuck at home with covid so there may well be some news on the G3/PCIG4 side of things later this week...

I've put your name on the list of people in line for one of these cards. :)
 

MS3

New member
Hello, amazing project and great to follow the thread. I’m interested in an MDD version. Are units still available? (Hope you got thru Covid too)
 

CircuitBored

Well-known member
Hello, amazing project and great to follow the thread. I’m interested in an MDD version. Are units still available? (Hope you got thru Covid too)

Hi MS3, welcome to the MLA! Thank you very much for your interest in the project. Unfortunately the last few boards from this batch have been spoken so there are no more kits available right now. However, I will be ordering a new batch at the end of the month so new kits will be available mid-August. If you'd like me to reserve one for you just let me know.

Thankfully I am now almost fully recovered from covid, just a little bit foggy at times. The challenge for this week is simply staying out of the heat...
 

MS3

New member
Hi MS3, welcome to the MLA! Thank you very much for your interest in the project. Unfortunately the last few boards from this batch have been spoken so there are no more kits available right now. However, I will be ordering a new batch at the end of the month so new kits will be available mid-August. If you'd like me to reserve one for you just let me know.

Thankfully I am now almost fully recovered from covid, just a little bit foggy at times. The challenge for this week is simply staying out of the heat...
Thanks for the welcome! Yes, mid Aug sounds ideal, looking forward that and would love to reserve one. Do you need anything in the meantime for this? I’m in the EU - is that ok for shipping?
 
Hi MS3, welcome to the MLA! Thank you very much for your interest in the project. Unfortunately the last few boards from this batch have been spoken so there are no more kits available right now. However, I will be ordering a new batch at the end of the month so new kits will be available mid-August. If you'd like me to reserve one for you just let me know.

Thankfully I am now almost fully recovered from covid, just a little bit foggy at times. The challenge for this week is simply staying out of the heat...
I hope you continue to recover! I actually have an original Geethree serial card in my MDD, and it works well. I would love to get one of your cards for my Mac mini. When they become available, I am most interested!
 

just.in.time

Well-known member
Very cool project. I’d be interested in 2 (one for a QuickSilver G4 and one for an iMac G4 USB 2.0) once the next batch is ready.
 

kdrone

New member
I now work full time so progress on these projects has slowed a bit. However, I am currently stuck at home with covid so there may well be some news on the G3/PCIG4 side of things later this week...

I've put your name on the list of people in line for one of these cards. :)
That is great to hear! i'm very much looking forward to this.
Recover quickly and swiftly! I fell for it last week myself :(
 
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