29 Jan '15, 3pm

Fail of the Week: Electrically Effective Emulators Exceed Enclosure, Enrage Engineer

Fail of the Week: Electrically Effective Emulators Exceed Enclosure, Enrage Engineer

After a few years of on and off development, [Steve] from Big Mess ‘o Wires completed work on a floppy disk drive emulator for older Macs such as the Plus. The emu plugs into the DB-19 port on the Mac and acts just like a 3.5″ floppy, using an SD card to store the images. He’s been selling the floppy emus for about the last year, and assembled the first several scores of them himself. At some point, he enlisted a board house to make them, and as of November 2014, he’s had enclosures available in both clear acrylic and brown hardboard. [Steve] recently ran out of emu stock, so it was time to call up the board house and get some more assembled. After waiting six weeks, they finally showed up. But in spite of [Steve]’s clear and correct instructions, all 100 boards are messed up . One resistor is missing altogether, and they transposed a part between the extension cable adapt...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/01/29/fail-of-the-week-electrica...

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Reverse Engineer then Drive LCD with FPGA

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hackaday.com 30 Jan '15, 3am

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