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Alot, but Trash, can you start posting in "I-Can-Haz-Cheezburger" speak? It makes for a more interesting and entertaining on your posts, imho. :o):lol::D

 

73s de Phreakout. :rambo:

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Cheeboogie, cheebogie, cheeeps . . . no Coke! Pesi! ;D

 

 

The Ryoba was still napping from its last meal, so I left it undisturbed . . .

 

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The 45 year old X-Acto Razor Saw filled in while the Dozuki marveled at the abilities of its much older stable mate.

 

Depending upon the height of any given Wood Pulp ePaperback, intermittent faults occurred . . .

. . . interference between the bottom FDD guide and the breaker bow of the Zip Drive became a PITA . . .

 

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. . . so several of its teeth were carefully removed . . . at first . . .

 

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. . . while the beast was field stripped, I documented the need for a sheet metal fix, and managed to get the BullDog AvSnips in the shot as well . . .

 

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. . . so pair of silver pop-rivets will do nicely here . . .

 

 

. . . and did the front side view of the conveniently hacksaw friendly 5.25" Twiggy Drive opening, retained right up to the Mac Plus!

 

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. . . trial fittings proved the earlier tooth extraction strategy somewhat wanting . . .

 

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. . . so a more aggressive teeth breaking session ensued . . .

 

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. . . to be continued.

 

_____________________ spoiler alert! ________________________

all the trial and error paid off handsomely, the zip is calling "honey, I'm hooome!" and it's time to document its function if I can just fine the right book to put under there!

 

Meanwhile, planning (idly mulling over available options whilst sipping Thera-Flu) the support structure continues . . .

. . . as well as noodling out the Power/Cooling budget for Zip and screaming 15k SCA HDD . . .

 

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wow that Green color really makes it POP!

 

Now all you need to do is saw a 4" hole in the rear, get your self a chrome plated tip, get a bright red type "R" sticker for the side,

sit there and go BUzzzzzzzzzzzzzz OWWWWWwwwwwwww BUzzzzzzz Owwwwwww, while using it, maybe get some NOZ squirters for the top :)

 

A must read to appreciate what i have just said :) ------>

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If you get one of those clear acrylic rods used for adjusting the angle of mini blinds, you can use it to direct the activity LED's light somewhere else, maybe coming out from under the chin? Just a thought. (Unless I missed somewhere that its going to go through the paperclip hole or something?)

Awesome work though, carry on. :approve:

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Already ahead of you on that one, plexi light tubes for all three, maybe four power/activity lights for the Zip & HDD.

 

All will be little rectangular blocks lined up side by side at the back of the bottom of the finger hole about 3mm high so their tops are just shy of being flush with the bottom of the slot or just even with the filed out existing plastic.

 

Dunno if it'll pan out out, but that's the plan.

 

Thanks for the encouragement, it's nice to see somebody thinking ahead in here. [;)]]'>

 

I've got a teaser for you: Why would someone consider mounting a CD-ROM sled upside down on the floor of a Plus? ;D

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Why would someone consider mounting a CD-ROM sled upside down on the floor of a Plus? ;D

For when you spill your M&M's and don't want to reach for them? You just MacPlow them off of the table?

 

Reality here though: Would a disc be able to stay in the tray? or are we talking one of those awkward Mark-has-no-knowledge-of-but-may-have-seen-one cartridge CD-Rom drives?

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By taking it over the top, of course! :approve:

 

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I like the notion of making a pair of custom PCBs for each end of the chain. I'll certainly be doing some version of the adapter PCB for the SCSI Controller so I'll have a standard header on that end. Then I'll make another one very similar to the SCA<->50 pin adapters. It'll be DB-25<->50 pin and in alignment with the connector on the HDD mounted below the ZIP.

 

With the cables slit to make the turns at the MoBo end it should wind up lookin pretty slick and, hopefully, working even better.

 

 

 

 

 

In the meantime I'm just gonna leave the friggin' bucket off that ancient POS and use the standard Zip Cable! [}:)]]'>

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use the standard Zip Cable! [}:)]]'>

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It's a little early, so my first thought was, leave it open? Just route the cable out the expansion sl.. OH yeah.. nevermind.. :o)

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Actually, all Compacts, right back to the 128k, came factory equipped with an expansion slot/slot cover . . .

. . . though, most people just used it to hold in all the corrosion, staining and leaking battery acid.

 

 

p.s. anybody got the dimensions/comparisons between Zip and Jaz drive openings? [}:)]]'>

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I've been on Facebook too much lately I guess. I just reached over to hit the "Like" button on that last entry :p

 

Coming along nicely, Trash80!

 

X-Acto Razor Saw

Oh boy, I need one of those 8-o

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