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  1. nickpunt

    Modern PSU for the SE/30

    I wouldn't trust myself to build this successfully but if someone were doing the project and wanted to make an extra seasonic one, I'd be happy to pay for time + materials for one!
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    There's also the Cloud 7 control panel from bbraun that lets you mount an HTTP disk. For future-proofing, HTTP web hosting is probably better than AFP-based NAS sharing, since Apple has stopped working on AFP and it's being deprecated in favor of SMB. Thus I'm not sure how much longer NAS drives will support AFP. I haven't tried Cloud 7 yet but it looks very useful, only concern I have is on the web server side how to host these old Mac files with resource forks. It also leaves open the possibility of having a shared address where we can all access common software, rather than each of us roll our own solution. http://www.synack.net/~bbraun/68khttpdisk.html A nice user experience idea might be to combine this with the wifi extension to attempt to automatically mount a drive upon wifi connection. That'd be neat
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    LC630 - same PSU as PM6200?

    Related question: just bought a 6360 in part because I wanted to swap my 640dos board in. Sounds like I messed up and that’s not possible... I knew something was fishy with 5v vs 3.3v stuff. Would it be doable if I just got a different psu or do you think I need a whole other enclosure? Thanks
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    Is it possible to use something more standard like a Raspberry Pi as a bridge? They're high quality, cheap, and likely to be supported for a long time. They could also convert HTTPS traffic to HTTP, or do web rendering with static images to make the web browsable on old systems (https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2014/03/11/web-rendering-proxy-update/). OpenWRT exists for the pi as well: https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/raspberry_pi_foundation/raspberry_pi Not sure if it supports correct speed/duplex for old 10bt cards though. As a broader point, there's a lot of one-off hardware to manage the variety of connectivity needs for old Macs, and it makes me wonder if there's a more general purpose way to go about solving these problems. RPi's have USB, BT, Wifi, and GPIO and are extremely well supported on the software side.
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    SMDs missing from of Daystar PowerCache P33

    This help?
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    Radius RocketNozzle - Backplane Exhaust Cooler

    They’re about $60 on eBay these days. Not sure about the rest, haven’t oc’d anything yet. Makes sense to have a bit more cooling.
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    Radius RocketNozzle - Backplane Exhaust Cooler

    If you're hacking things up to get rid of heat, why not get an L88M mask 68040? They're built on a smaller process and are only warm to the touch and can be run without heatsinks. One of the best investments for old 68040 macs imo.
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    SCSI2SD Mount for the SE/30

    Any updates on this Joe? Would love to get STL file to print myself. Thanks and great job!
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    Project30 - IIsi NuBus adapter in SE/30 trials - take 3

    Unfortunately the dynamic nature of the page URLs (e.g. the ? after /viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14915) mean that wayback machine isn't archiving them. I'm also kind of frustrated by the thread situation, given that so much of this work is archival in nature and I spent a lot of time collecting notes that link out to old topics. I know mla is run by volunteers so I don't want to complain and super appreciate all the work they do. Meanwhile just hoping threads can be restored in some fashion. One way around this would be to move to a more modern forum stack (Discourse) that is better supported and that can be hosted someplace that is pretty resilient (e.g. you can one-click add a DigitalOcean droplet with Discourse, and get frequent backups and other things built-in). Discourse uses fixed URLs like /t/topic-name/26329 which I believe are better for wayback machine archiving. Moving entirely different forum software is a tough migration tho, and would change the UI on people which not everyone may love. Another way around this is to move some content to a database like Airtable or a wiki so that fixed knowledge can be put someplace (like an archive of cards and their images), which would link back to threads where those were first mentioned. But all this is getting pretty off topic
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    Project30 - IIsi NuBus adapter in SE/30 trials - take 3

    It was for the board only. I forgot to save the listing unfortunately, but maybe if someone has one of those ebay price scraper sites they could look for it - it was sold by 'electronicspart' (https://www.ebay.com/usr/electronicspart) in Nov 2013, and purchased by p****m, someone who I'd seen bid a lot at that time in vintage computing. Info on the expanse box was listed here before at this URL: http://68kmla.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14915 but that's no longer accessible
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    Project30 - IIsi NuBus adapter in SE/30 trials - take 3

    No solder side pics unfortunately. I have been kicking myself for a long time for not bidding on this. I assumed someone here had picked it up but I haven't heard a peep from anyone. If the serial is to be believed we know there are at least 7045 of them in the wild, minus the thousands in trash heaps.
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    Project30 - IIsi NuBus adapter in SE/30 trials - take 3

    The ExpanSE/30 went by eBay back in Nov 2013, I saved the pics. Maybe they're helpful:
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    Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCards... HO!

    Interesting... Bolle, does yours look like this? I thought I had a 1152 but it doesn't look like omidomo's 1152 - it looks like a 1600 with half the ram. Maybe this is a 1360? Never found an image online of this particular Thunder IV variant. EDIT: looks like mine is a Thunder/24 GT because of the assembly number, according to this Radius Thunder FAQ.
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    Carrera040 Info / Hacking Thread

    Interesting note here, discovered a super old usenet thread from Jan 1993 discussing the impending launch of the Mobius Speedster 040 (aka Carrera 040 afaik) and at launch it was going to be for the SE/30. Later in Apr 1993 someone else was inquiring about it in the SE/30 And if you want to know the person who made the control panel software, here he is: That site has a lot of related links of other usenet threads that are surprisingly relevant. There's probably more gems in there. Interesting that this product seems to have changed hands several times - Mobius, Galaxy Hardware Publishers, Sonnet (Jun 1995), and Micromac. trag - funny you mention the Designers Handbook, as someone in 1991 was trying to build their own accelerator and mentioned it - This is probably all old news to everyone, but posting here in case there's some relevance.
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