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Everything posted by Trash80toHP_Mini

  1. It's too bad everyone is stuck on the SE/30 labeling/front bezel. Now that we have SCSI2SD, using an SE front bezel and FDD cage makes so much more sense in terms of shoehorning such upgrades into the vacated cubic.
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    Soph's mac finds

    I hear you! Sometimes I think I collect Macs as homes for my Radius collection. First workstation was an SE bundled with a Radius16/CoPro used to vectorize artwork for vinyl cutting. Went from there to a Rocket33 in a used IIx, it was perfect for my needs. 20" and then 21" Radius CRTs were a dream later in the nineties. I still have the PrecisionView 2150 as my main Mac display after almost 25 years now. Favorite Mac is a tossup between the IIfx and Radius 81/110. I have Radius VidCards in machines for LC, IIsi, NuBus and PCI slots and a nice set of Radius/KDS LCD displays. The best and brightest of the Mac team founded Radius to do naughty things forbidden by SJ.
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    You need to keep an alias for ADB Reset on every desktop so you can tab to it and run it from the KBD to get the mouse back online. I've been using this setup on and off for many years: Next time I set it up I've got a four port MiniView to put into the mix with the Mac Adapter and Mac Mechanical KVM. Got everything new in the nineties. Did the diagram for fun in this thread: I think we have several KVM threads kicking around in peripherals.
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    Lamp built from an AirPort

    It's a thing of beauty, very nicely done, a great idea and one heckuva first post! Welcome aboard.
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    Original Macintosh Keyboard and Mouse on an iPhone.

    ISTR that being the case. I was breaking the problem free of emu and out to a Raspberry Pi based solution with no external boxes. It could make wireless data transfers to any Mac with even a single internal FDD connection possible. Ethernet boards are scarce and use up the single PDS of the SE, LC series, CC etc. It would be nice to be able to transfer large files to an LC/Apple II card over wireless, especially so as they're not compatible with the emu.. Not the same as full networking, but more convenient than AppleTalk. Heck, it'd be fun to have one in my floppy port deprived IIfx! Check out Ports and Pinouts, there's a long list of Macs that can't use floppy emu for lack of external FDD port. Think of it as a high capacity Zip drive or other external media transfer peripheral with no wires that doesn't even tie up a SCSI ID? Floppy emu already does all that for Macs with an external floppy port, but the wireless thing connecting to an SD card deprived modern device would be neat. Read only isn't a problem, it'd be like having an internal CD in a Quadra 605 with no media involved.. edit: sorry about the tangential musings, it started off fairly on topic way up yonder.
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    Original Macintosh Keyboard and Mouse on an iPhone.

    An internal HD20 emulator is a fabulous idea for 128K/512K. It might be done with Raspberry Pi Zero and shield? RFI coating might require the wireless connection to be made via the floppy slot? It would have to emulate the startup floppy. Dunno, more crazy stuff, but it'd be nice to deep six the USB cable.
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    Original Macintosh Keyboard and Mouse on an iPhone.

    Never thought for a second the Model C could do any of what I was suggesting. Now that I think about it, the Mac probably can't even write to it. Is is read only? I was talking about a mythical Model D with such capability implemented. The circuit board would need to have USB port added at a bare minimum. I think that might be a good idea for embedded applications like installing it in an external floppy case or hiding it within a clear SE/30' FDD and controlling/uploading to it over USB from the likes of an iPhone. Floppy emu is fabulous for its design purpose as is, an elegant solution to a real problem. My suggestions here would be featuritis at best, just plain silly dreaming at worst. Good to know, thanks.
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    Original Macintosh Keyboard and Mouse on an iPhone.

    Oh well. I guess it would require development of translation software like we used back in the day for mounting volumes Mac<->PC ofor either platform.
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    Original Macintosh Keyboard and Mouse on an iPhone.

    Yep, model C has a standard IDC-20M cable connection on board and its basic function is R/W across the FDD's IDC ribbon cable if I understand it correctly? R/W over USB to the Micro-SD card would be a nice feature allowing the unit to be embedded in any CPU or FDD case and might allow the display to appear on the USB Host, maybe even your iPHone. If any of that should come to pass, implementing R/W to real live 400K floppy from any iDevice should be possible? No more bridge machine or programming of the emu need be done by physical access to the emu. All you iPhone junkies might find that very convenient. @bigmessowires Dunno, whatchathink Steve? edit: LOVE Noisy Disk! Hadn't seen that before now, how about HDD sound enhancement for my IDE/CF adapters a/o SCSI2SD?
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    Original Macintosh Keyboard and Mouse on an iPhone.

    I wonder if Floppy Emu Model D might provide USB passthru toimplement that functionality?
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    Original Macintosh Keyboard and Mouse on an iPhone.

    Thanks, duckduckgo found it for me, but good to have the link handy. Heard back from TC yet?
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    Original Macintosh Keyboard and Mouse on an iPhone.

    It's a lot of fun to watch, thanks! Got the adapter guy's link to share here?
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    Was thinking about this at work. Might a your extension be streamlined to the bare bare essentials in System memory, but set up to make the equivalent of toolbox calls to the balance of the driver at locations within extended ROM space for Plus/SE/Classic?
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    If you can get it set up to run from a custom ROM in the SE and Plus, that might be a significant achievement? Dunno if an extension can reside in ROM space, but might be worth a look?
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    Opinions wanted: is a Performa 6360 worth 75 dollars?

    Nice buy! You'll love it. If a card won't work in one of your picky, TAMlike 6500 boards it'll probably be fine in the 6360. C500 doesn't have the AV Slot of the 6360/6500/6500 family for all kinds of toys to play with in it and a CSII NIC is 10bT card in a funky subset PCI slot.
  16. From a mechanical standpoint, you're shearing the leads while putting little to no vertical tension on the pads, makes sense to me. How do you remove the tiny SMT caps?
  17. Welcome aboard! That's fabulous to get memories back into your hands, enjoy! Always loved the looks of that Display, but I was spoiled by having used a 19" TPD before moving on to color later on. What speed it the G3? You can get the high end SCSI2SD to match the fast/narrow internal bus of the 7600, but you might look into getting an ATA PCI card and adapter for less money and likely more speed and certainly more "drives."
  18. Yep, the bright "tinning" of the thin back port cover inserts, around removable media slots and some large panels as in the LCs is for rust prevention. The grounded metal, just about any conductive metal and RFI paint coatings grounded by metal flaps on the other shielding parts create a Faraday Cage good enough to pass Class A for industrial/business use and better enough to pass Class B for home use. The FCC didn't want computers, displays or any other radio frequency generating equipment screwing up analog television and radio reception in your home or your neighbors. Somewhere between a IIfx and a Microwave safety concerns override mere annoyances from TV programming interference. If the rust hasn't made any holes, the sheet metal is fine as is for RFI shielding. Any clear coat will prevent more rust from forming, just make sure you don't "paint" any necessary grounding contact points. Using one of the EMI/RFI shielding products probably wouldn't need to have any contact points masked off? Just before you paint the surfaces, wipe the pieces down with straight white vinegar to remove any zinc hydroxide (whitish film) from the electrogalvanized sheet metal surfaces for better adhesion, no need to soak..
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    Thread for anything about the LC series (continued)

    This topic seems too vague to me to be useful. We've got this entire forum dedicated to the LC series (and Performa variants) for you to study. The lineup is expansive, so if you want to ask about any particular portion of the LC series you should probably narrow this discussion to the segment you've become interested in acquiring. A good place to make breaks would be by processor, between the pizza boxen/AIO versions (with provision for CD) and especially between those and the more expandable, CD equipped Quadra 630 form factor spinoffs. We have entire threads like this dedicated to specific models.
  20. Have you been using a rust remover product or just elbow grease? I've always heard great things about Naval Jelly, which didn't come off very well in this video: Not a very good test IMO, soaking w/o agitation isn't much of a test unless you have a lot of parts to simply soak, which appears to be the point of his test. This video shows Naval Jelly being used as my friend does for car parts: Directions for use: https://www.hunker.com/13415944/how-to-remove-rust-with-naval-jelly Dunno, I'd give it a try. Before you paint, "pickle" the galvanized sheet metal with vinegar by wiping it down for better adhesion.
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    12" Monochrome on modern Mac

    Is sync on the green line?
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    12" Monochrome on modern Mac

    Older Macs supported the refresh rates of legacy displays, but modern computers dropped it at some point. The link you posted appears to spec a PowerMac G3, so it works. Any newer Mac or VidCard that doesn't have a 66.7Hz output for that legacy fixed frequency displays won't work sync up. Passive adaptation is a one way street, legacy mac resolution outputs will usually work as inputs for a multisync display, but not in the opposite direction to a legacy display.
  23. . . . in platinum would put this right into the frogdesign portfolio. Add SE/30 and run! ]'> Big monitor on the opposite side optional.
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    Thrift store - Think Different book and Kodak instant camera

    Very cool stuff, the book has all the think different poster portraits? Kodak's Polaroid knockoffs must be rarities as the film supply dropped off to nothing precipitously after Polaroid's patent claims were upheld? No reason to hold onto them at all I guess.
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    Bolles finds

    Amazing stuff, my friend.