A quick video cobbled together from vignettes taken at KansasFest 2017.
Music is “Software (A2 DMS Synth Mix)” by Computeher, used with permission.
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.
The music you hear is created using KSynth, a rudimentary two-voice synthesizer for Apple II: https://github.com/option8/ksynth
In which I bury the lede and kinda sorta announce a new product while reviewing different ways to connect Apple II computers and peripherals via USB.
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In which I break out a logic probe and make a variety of beep beep noises, as well as covering some basics on the IIgs.
A short How II today – about removing the Apple logos and badges from old hardware.
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!
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!
Also, shameless self-promotion:
Desoldering iron (solder sucker type):
In this episode, I explain how I remove marker, stickers and other grime from vintage plastic parts. Also, why my Apple II collection smells like the beach.