Back in the late 1990s after Intellivision emulation was perfected, we set our sights on Keyboard Component emulation. I sourced a keyboard but of course the tape drive was non functional and it suffered from a faulty CRT chip (Mystery chip) that would overheat and garble the display.
I took the Keyboard to Detroit, MI to the home of Frank Palazzolo. Roms were dumped, reverse engineering was done, keyboards were repaired and data on tapes dumped.....
Fast forward to 2016.....Frank is back on the project trying to complete the emulation of the Keyboard Component!
A number of years ago, Frank gave a talk about how the emulation came about. He knew it had been recorded, but it has only recently (finally!) been uploaded to YouTube.
Check it out!
I've included a few pictures of Frank, Myself (William Moeller) and Carl Mueller posing with my Keyboard and the Apple II monitor working on the Keyboard as well as a couple of other pictures.