Indeed. Very glad to have the outage period defined and that the situation has normalized. Indefinitely does not mean permanently and does not imply any length of time. One sentence would have sufficed for error correction.
Is there a reverse equivalent of a code disassembler to reassemble silicon masks into schematic form?
Don't recall the name of the non-destructive process or where I mentioned it, but it's new, out there and has to be a lot more efficient than de-capping.
As Cory said in the other thread, if anything like that still exists, it's boxed up in storage at the Stanford(?). Someone contacted the curator to find out the stored away bit, but mention (likely unnecessarily) needs be made that any magnetic storage media in those boxes needs to be backed up pronto. My guess is that what you're looking for is on tape.
I'd love to know where the masks/layouts/schematics for them are - or if they're just lost to time...
I know the WIM chip is basically a consolidation of an Apple Disk II card, and the SWIM is a minor improvement over that...we need more schematics for things - there has to be a way...i wonder, would apple not provide such things for vintage machines like they used to, to dealers?
I'd suggest neither. A new thread can be built with an OP having links to every part discussion covered so far in both threads. That way new project discussions can be added and earlier discussions in the first thread can be reopened for further development with a link to the original discussion keeping context intact?
Advancing printer tech and bed sizes are making larger parts possible. With falling "desktop" 3D milling machine prices, a sister thread comes to mind. Combining the two technologies seems to be the next step to me. 3D printing is like casting Ford's V8 block with subtractive milling processes resulting in a precision part. Milling aluminum reinforcement or connective sections to be inserted at a specific point during printing might make assemblages of much larger or more robust parts practical?
Has anyone here experimented with dovetails, mortise and tenon or other classic wood working jointery technique that lends itself to chemically welding printed sub-assemblies into larger parts? I'd think that's been going on somewhere out there for quite some time?