posted with Vince's permission...
Fellow Apple 1 fans,
Some of you may know that I have been working on a replica ACI (apple cassette interface) for the Apple 1. Some info on the ACI and my ACI replica may be found on this web page:http://www.willegal.net/appleii/aci.htm
In order to move ahead on this project, what I have decided to do is to accept pre-orders for kits at a reduced price of $75. This is the original price for an ACI, something that I really wanted to hit, but the high cost of some of the components make it a difficult price to maintain with the low quantities of stuff I normally sell. I will take pre-orders at the $75 price up through Oct 1, 2010. Around Oct 1st, I'll start ordering components for kits and expect to be able to ship kits by late October or early November.
Once the pre-order phase is over on October 1st - I'll be raising price to $100, with the exception of those who buy a Mimeo 1 kit at the same time. Those who buy a Mimeo 1 kit at the same time, will continue to get the special $75 price.
Send an Email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
for pre-ordering information, before sending money.
Thanks and regards,
PS I expect the Apple ACI with work with the replica 1, but it does require an ATX power supply, since there is a negative voltage used in the input comparator section.