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My Apple I replica

Postby foresmac » May Sat 06, 2006 2:00 pm

Vince asked me to post some pictures of my Replica I. I just assmbled it for a History of Technology class project. I personally think its an A+!

Since I'm only using a PS/2 keyboard, I wired an N-size DC power jack to a switch and then to the +5 and GND holes on the PCB near the top middle of the board. I also wired in a red LED to the power so it lights up when the power is switched on. I wired in some huge Radio Shack push-buttons for reset and clear. The whole thing is in a paper mache lunch box (well, Hobby Lobby calls it a "purse") so it's portable.

I want to build another using one of those super-small keyboards (like the Happy Hacker) builtin to the top. I'd also like to incorporate a small 640x480 LCD screen in as well. That way the whole thing would be self-contained and only require a wall-plug. I'm considering looking into battery options as well, but that's likely to get heavy.

Anyhowways, here is the pic. You can see more on my Flickr page.
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Postby cheese1113 » May Sat 06, 2006 3:54 pm

That's a really awesome case!
Good job! Hope you get a good grade.
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Nice job on the Replica 1; Batteries work great.

Postby Aaron Teeling » Dec Sun 24, 2006 6:36 am

I like your Replica 1 project. Clean installation.

For fun, I powered my Rev C Replica with a 9VDC Battery regulated by a 7805 for about 3 hours. I used a Apple IIc for a monitor and ran a simple calculate and display program to throw a little load on it.
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Postby fsafstrom » Dec Wed 27, 2006 1:39 am

Very nice...

I just got my Replica 1 SE this X-mas, took me four hours to put together...
Great fun...

Now if I can only find a nice case, I'll post some pictures as well

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Postby cheese1113 » Dec Wed 27, 2006 3:22 am

Congrats! Hope you have a ton of fun!
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Postby daustin777 » Dec Wed 27, 2006 10:32 pm

Very cool retro look.

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