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/

How II 0x04 – M0100 Mouse basics

In this episode, I’ll cover a few basic questions about the Apple M0100 mouse, including how to tell if it will work with an Apple IIc. The Apple IIc Technical Reference Manual I refer to in the video is available at the Internet Archive here: https://archive.org/details/Apple_IIc_Technical_Reference_Manual The multimeter you see me using is this one […]

How II 0x03 – Build a replica Apple III

As I continued to work through the history of Apple computers, building 3D models of the product lines of the ’70s and ’80s, the Apple /// was next in the queue. The main trouble is, I don’t have an Apple /// to reference. I’d have to work from documentation and photos. When approaching my most […]

How II 0x02 – Apple IIe keyboard repairs, part 1

Replacing a broken keyswitch in an Apple IIe keyboard, and upgrading the power light bulb with an LED. Some basic soldering skills are required. Tools used: “Third Hand” soldering stand: http://amzn.to/1PjTLkO Soldering iron (adjustable temperature): http://amzn.to/1jcMIhi Desoldering iron (solder sucker type): http://amzn.to/1PjTCxQ  

How II 0x01- Install a headphone jack in an Apple IIc Plus

This is the first in what will, hopefully, be a regular series of videos. If there’s something Apple II related that you would like to learn, leave a comment. More information and purchase links for the headphone jack part are available here: http://retroconnector.com/products/apple-ii/speakerheadphone-adapter-for-apple-ii/ Thanks to Ivan Drucker for the loan of his Apple IIc Plus […]

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USB Mouse Interface for Apple II

Connect a USB mouse to an Apple II or early Macintosh with a 9-pin mouse port. USB Mouse to 9-pin interface This adapter allows you to connect a standard USB mouse to an older Apple computer with a 9-pin (pre-ADB) mouse port. It will work with the following machines: Apple II, II+ or IIe with […]