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Recreateing the Apple TechStep

retr01

Member
Me too! it's going to be a really awesome bit of kit once it's finished :)

I agree! :D

As for pricing, it's hard to say exactly at this point but we are trying to keep to cost down where we can (e.g intergateing the port packs and ROM packs to eliminate unneeded connectors and extra bits of casing)

Understood. I am saying having one as a kit, one assembled, and one with a case as options would be friendly in terms of costs. :)
 

Pants

New member
You all might already have found this, but I didn't see a link to Apple's very detailed patent on the TechStep:


It goes on at length about details like emulating a SCSI device to feed a tiny boot program that dumps into the Test Manager routines in ROM, so that the user doing the test doesn't have to hit the NMI switch at boot. Interesting stuff.
 

jajan547

Well-known member
You all might already have found this, but I didn't see a link to Apple's very detailed patent on the TechStep:


It goes on at length about details like emulating a SCSI device to feed a tiny boot program that dumps into the Test Manager routines in ROM, so that the user doing the test doesn't have to hit the NMI switch at boot. Interesting stuff.
I didn’t see this but it’s actually very cool!
 
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