In Part 5, we discover that I’m one pin short on the microcontroller!! I guess I’ll have to use a 3-8 address decoder chip for row selection on the keyboard scanning, or something. That would free up 5 pins, so I’d have 4 extras left for power and video switching. That’s cutting it a little
In Part 4, we assemble an Apple2Pi card on breadboard (since they are out of stock, I figured I’d just build one) and see if any magic blue smoke comes out during testing. Next time, we’ll probably fool around with some keyboard encoding ideas on the Teensy microcontroller. Update: This is a project I started
In Part 3, we investigate the AY-5-3600-PRO keyboard encoder chip with an oscilloscope.. Next time, we’ll probably fool around with some ARM single board computers, with plans of turning one of them into an accelerator for the //e.
In Part 2, we hook up a really crappy color monitor, try out a floppy emulator, and talk about future plans. The guy who did the ARM SBC accelerator first: http://schmenk.is-a-geek.com/wordpress/?p=88 Next time, we’ll probably fool around with some ARM single board computers, with plans of turning one of them into an accelerator for the
In Part 1, we power up the Ancient Beast for the second time in 15 years (I tried it once before I decided to make a vlog on it, heh). Join me as we try out some ancient floppies, test some extra hardware, clean it all up, and update it to an enhanced ROM using
I was digging around in my old room at my dad’s old house, and found a few neat things… Macintosh LC system software. I had an LCII, so I am not sure why I have LCIII system disks, heh. Also, the Out of the World manual. Couldn’t find the box or the disks, though! Seven