Live Robot Hack Session
DJ's 8th Live (not) hack... We're playing games!
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I was sick with a massive head-cold and made it through without overdosing on NyQuil last week and skipped a live hack session. That means this week was twice as much work, so we're going to chill tonight. Instead of hacking, we're going to play games on my Apple II computer from 1978. Yup, I'm absolutely serious. It'll still be fun
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This is is the sound card that I started with. I bought the blank pcb and sourced the chips from 40 year old stock in Russia.
Here is is completed
We found this connector which had composite video and GND. So we connected to that. Later after the video I realized the brightness on that connector washed out the colors. So I ended up moving the connection to another area of the pcb
Used this USB cable to power the hdmi convertor. Needed to find +5 and GND on the power supply
Mounted the converter on the back of the power supply and cut a hole with a dremel. Now the HDMi can connect to the back of the apple ii
She's looking good!
This is so Awsome!!! My friend had an apple I was so jealous, my mom bought a ti-994a computer (1981) from texasinstruments... far less impressive than the Apple..haha!
It’s so retro you have that and got it functioning so well! So cool.
Will, my first computer was ti-994a too...mine had (gulp) Bill Cosby on the box...I loved coding on it...and before I killed it by attempting to recreate the documentary nature of the instructive science in the film, "Weird Science".