How II 0x0E: Beep! Beep!

I take a bit of a different direction this month, and give you an assembly tutorial (very simple assembly, I promise) on making the Apple II beep. Clicking the speaker, a couple of loops, and that’s it – you’re on your way to making music.

Assembly Lines on Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2qMjk5J
Virtual ][: http://www.virtualii.com/

The music you hear is created using KSynth, a rudimentary two-voice synthesizer for Apple II: https://github.com/option8/ksynth

 

I’m on Patreon now

Do you like what I do? Do you want to see more tutorials and how-to videos? How about new adapters and other products? Do you have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket?

You can now support RetroConnector and the How II podcast on Patreon.

Patrons will get early access to new products, the occasional gift, and my eternal gratitude*!

 

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How II 0x08: Apple IIgs Broken Latch Repair

Episode 0x08, in which I lose count of how many times I utterly fail to repair the broken latch on an Apple IIgs.

Replacement latches can be purchased from Shapeways here: https://www.shapeways.com/product/JAZ2D2827/

Also, fun with acetone!

How II 0x07 – Keyboard Repairs, part 2

Following up from episode 0x02, I finally dig into the inner operations of a pair of keyswitches, cleaning and replacing them.

There’s danger! Romance! A shout-out to Dave from the EEVBlog!
(https://www.youtube.com/user/EEVblog)

Also, shameless self-promotion:
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/pressurepen

Tools used:

Multimeter:
(Get a good one) http://amzn.to/1SN1gmL
(or a cheap one) http://amzn.to/1U1h46N

Desoldering iron (solder sucker type):
http://amzn.to/1PjTCxQ

 

How II 0x05 – M0100 USB Conversion Kit

In this episode, I’ll install the RetroConnector M0100 to USB conversion kit, in two different generations of the Apple M0100 mouse. Even if you aren’t planning on converting your mouse, this is a good introduction to taking one apart and successfully reassembling it.

The conversion kit is available here:
https://www.tindie.com/products/option8/m0100-to-usb-conversion/