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#1 c0op3r ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2018 8:01 PM

I saw a post on out local Retro Computer Fb Page and I got an idea.  Power supply voltage monitor LEDs.   It does nothing for performance but it is really cool for the "Bling Factor".

 

The machine as it is setup:

 

ReactiveMicro Power Supply (in original case, its a kit they sell to replace the old internals with a new modern unit)

Added the -12vDC. +12vDC -5vDC & +5vDC LEDs (I might add an Amp meter also later)

Ramworks III card with 1meg and a A2Heaven VGA Daughter board.

Uthernet II Ethernet adapter

Slot 3 open - it is emulate HD from the CFFA

A2Heaven FastChip//e (with the display and controls mounted in the lid)

A2Heaven Mockingboard CLone with Vacuum Tubes (for the audiophile experience)

CFFA card - USB routed to the rear of the machine, and 16GB (way over kill) CF Card for HD phantom (slot 3)  Controlls mounted in lid

Vtech Floppy Controller (this will handle 5.25 and 3.5 drives) Neat thing if you dont put a disk in the drive the machine will just boot from CFFA in slot 5

A2Heaven Memory expansion card with bootable ROM (this is more than likely going to be removed soon as its not being used right now).

 

A No Slot Clock

and a ZIF socket for the processor - I did this so I can install a Rocket Chip or ZipChip if I want to.

 

This is a very late model with a production date of 23rd week 1993 (so very near the end).

 

I will post more picture of it setup this weeked as we are having a small RetroComputer Meet.

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#2 eebuckeye OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2018 8:04 PM

That looks awesome! Nice job!



#3 eightbit OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2018 9:52 PM

Great work. You have some serious cutting skills. I have done many a mod in my day, but I have to say I would be scared sh*tless to cut up the case on my only IIe in fear of screwing it up :)

 

Ohh, for the USB routing, what did you use? What cable exactly and how did you pull it off? I'd love to do that to my IIe and IIgs as opposed to having a USB extension cable coming out of the back of the machine...


Edited by eightbit, Tue Mar 6, 2018 9:54 PM.


#4 Osgeld OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2018 9:57 PM

files and sandpaper help a lot, but it still takes some skill or machinery to do clean holes that large 

 

I cant speak for the op, but usb A male to usb A female with panel mounting tabs are not uncommon

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=panel+mount+usb+connector&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjNhbWYqdnZAhXK21MKHSodB4UQ_AUICygC&biw=1440&bih=794 


Edited by Osgeld, Tue Mar 6, 2018 9:59 PM.


#5 eightbit OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2018 11:34 PM

I'll have to grab some panel mount connectors and short USB extension cables. If the OP has links to the purchases it will help :) 



#6 c0op3r ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2018 5:16 PM

Sorry it took a bit to get you this photo my Server decided to nuke itself and I had to reinstall.

 

But here is the back panel:

 

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#7 eightbit OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2018 9:59 PM

Nice touch with the panel cover labeling!



#8 Byte Knight OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2018 11:39 PM

That's way too nice to put a monitor on it!



#9 MrMaddog OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:59 AM

Wow, you turned your Apple into a gaming PC! :grin:



#10 shoestring OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:26 AM

Amazing work. I love threads like these..





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