Also, not really that related but I was reading an interesting journal article about Mac power consumption, here's the link: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiY3vXU9-HpAhVBa80KHZ2YCbQQFjACegQIARAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww2.eecs.berkeley.edu%2FPubs%2FTechRpts%2F1997%2FCSD-97-961.pdf&usg=AOvVaw2pnD3j5sPvyVFtO7xwtL4J
As some of you know I'm working with an engineer on making a functional replacement for the Micron Xceed with internal grayscale functionality. Given the increased BOM for FPGA/DAC I decided that I would go with a SoM to allow the project to be open-source and software guys can make use of the USB/ethernet/WiFi/Bluetooth. Thus far we have a concept that will allow the Mac SE/30 to have the Xceed internal grayscale functionality and allow the Mac SE/30 to be switched to run Ubuntu with a dual-core Cortex A9 667mhz processor. The output would go to the SE/30's display at 256 grays.
Anyway, a lot more development work is needed, however, I would like to know (if anyone knows) the unused power supply on the 12v system on the SE/30. Our design appears to use around 300mA. I'm thinking of having an Molex connector on the card to draw in since I doubt the PDS slot would be happy about this. Is the SE/30 power supply sufficient for this task? Also, does the SE/30 PDS have any ability to interface with the ADB system? If not, we will have to have a loop-back cable which would not have the best appearance.
General feedback is also welcome.
I had to replace my 8500 case over 15 years ago because of brittle plastic (especially the power button), the replacement still works but I rarely use it.
The Beige G3 MT along with the 8600 and 9600's are great cases and mine at least don't seen to fall apart like the 8500/9500 do.