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#1 jrwil

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 05:44 AM

I saw a bunch of posts that described using an Apple II as a dumb terminal to a modern machine. The guy who made A2SERVER practically wrote 5,000 words on it. That sounded interesting, but then a bunch of people sniped me on eBay when I tried to buy a IIc. (People are spending hundreds of dollars for a IIc on eBay. Why?) 

 

I realized that I could just plug a Raspberry Pi into the back of a monitor and achieve the same result. This is called cheating.

 

The IIc monitor is pretty cool-looking, so that became the candidate. Now I've got some kind of anachronistic, puzzling, arguably insufferable frankenstein old-new mashup that, after a couple of beers, I could convince you was surprisingly useful for what-all. Email, RSS, Twitter. Too bad it flickers like a barlight at 420i, necessitating a 240i output from the Pi, which makes the text look much worse than an actual Apple IIc. I think I will leave it on my desk for the rest of the week, read the news in lynx and consider why I have done this.

 

 

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#2 jrwil

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:03 PM

This guy had the same idea.



#3 Juror22

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:39 AM

This looks like fun, when I get some other work off my plate, I'd like to give this a go too.  Something to do with the IIc I've got.  Either that, or I can post it on eBay ;-)


The macs are winning...


#4 mactjaap

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:29 PM

Ok. I like to add my post of 2016 .....

 

https://68kmla.org/f...-a-iic-monitor/

 

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#5 jrwil

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:54 PM

New use for this: CLI jukebox.

 

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#6 mactjaap

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:39 PM

Cool


Collection: Apple II (ITT 2020), LISA 2, Macintosh 128K, 512K, Plus, ED, SE, Portable, PowerBook 100 and a FastPath5 router.
Looking for TCP/IP over LocalTalk?? I made something very usefull... Look at http://www.macip.net





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