First order of business at this month's VAST Meetup was examining the club's latest addition from www.shopgoodwill.com:
Sidecar Memory Expansion test -- CHECK!
Sidecar Disk Controller test -- CHECK!
Sidecar RS-232 test -- CHECK!
TI's External Disk Drive test -- CHECK!
Quite amazing to see all this equipment working like-new after all these years. Survived a Goodwill donation (God only knows what they did with them) and cross-country shipping.
The biggest surprise was opening the box with the three auctioned sidecars only to discover Goodwill added three items not listed: Speech Synth, Xbox360 Hard Drive, and TI External Disk Drive.
Next Step: Locate documentation for the sidecars.
Question: Anyone know if hooking all this up with a modded Speech module **with 5V power pass-thru** will have a negative impact on the performance/health of the sidecars?