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  • Posts

    • @OldMacGuy Your keyboard seems to have the same pull-out drawer as one of the other surviving Twiggy Macs. Is there anything inside?   Thanks for the additional pictures! I'm grateful you're taking the time to thoroughly photograph and document this machine. 
    • 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
    • I have a hole box on PB 1x0 series part's in to loft, I'll have a look at some point in the next couple of days and see if I have the parts you need
    • 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.
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