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Kansas Fest 2014

by on Feb.13, 2014, under News

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a workshop at this years Kansas Fest. The Kansas Fest is one of the largest Apple II gatherings in the USA. Please join us starting July 22nd for a fun filled week.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO THOSE WHO SIGNED UP. IF YOU MISSED THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE AND WANT TO PARTICIPATE, CONTACT VINCE AT VBRIEL@YAHOO.COM

 

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Now is your chance to build a kit in a classroom environment with the designer! Not only do you get the workshop for free, you get personalized attention from the designer. Pre-registration is requested but if you have a firm commitment to do the workshop and want to pay at on the day of the workshop, you can email me at vince@brielcomputers.com and I will get your information and have a kit for you. We request pre-registration because we have to plan for the event and how many kits to pack. We will bring a few extras but there is no guarantee if prepayment is not made. Kits will be issued at the workshop unless you wish to get them early when Kansas Fest starts.

Registration will close, Thursday July 10th so we can have everything ready for the workshop.

Tools needed:

soldering iron (25-35 watt), solder, wire cutters. Pliers are optional. For those who can’t bring tools, I will have a few extra soldering irons available.

Kits for the workshop are:

NEW! Superboard III

Based on the Ohio Scientific Superboard II AKA OSI 600 or C1P in the case, the new Superboard III is a singleboard computer with a built in video display and keyboard. Power is taken from a USB source such as a PC, Mac, power supply or tablet with USB interface! These are not available to the public until July but you can be one of the first to get one with the workshop. This is actually an easy kit to build so it is classified as beginner to intermediate builder kit. The kit price is $199.

replica 1

The replica 1 is a functional clone of the apple 1 and uses some of the original chips like the 6502 and 6821. With the help a micro-controller the kit has only 10 chips and is a great kit for the beginner to intermediate builder. The kit price is $149. This is for the standard replica 1 plus edition similar to the tenth anniversary edition.

PockeTerm

The PockeTerm is a single board terminal that uses a Parallax Propeller micro-controller to emulate a VT100 terminal. With a special pass-thru serial port you can connect a PC to the PockeTerm and download data right to the host device. Just add your own PS/2 keyboard and VGA monitor and you have a powerful terminal in a small compact size. Perfect kit for the beginner. Kit price is only $69

The Micro-KIM

The Micro-KIM is a reduced sized replica of the KIM-1. The KIM-1 was a single board computer designed to help aide with 6502 engineering development. The Micro-KIM has a reduced chip count with no micro-controllers and much of the original design. A few changes were made for more RAM and 6532 and EPROM replace the 6530. This kit has many components and is recommended for intermediate builders. List price on the Micro-KIM is $109 but the workshop special price is only $99! This is the original selling price from 2007 when the Micro-KIM was released.



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