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#1 2016-01-19 20:58:46

Eudimorphodon
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Anybody want a "Brain Board" for their Apple II?

Over on the VCF there's a thread in which someone is trying to get 15 commits to purchase a run of Willegal's "Brain Boards". The Brain Board is a firmware card for the II that allows you to do several tricks that are difficult to do otherwise, such as booting up a IIplus or IIe directly into cassette Integer Basic, and it also offers a way to run a mostly-compatible emulation of the Apple I. (IE, the "Woznium Pack".) Projected price is $59.

More information on the Brain Board is here. If you want one yell out loud in the VCF thread.


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#2 2016-01-20 00:22:47

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Re: Anybody want a "Brain Board" for their Apple II?

I'm a total sucker for hobby boards.

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#3 2016-01-20 00:27:02

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Re: Anybody want a "Brain Board" for their Apple II?

Ok, both Robert and I yelled.

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#4 2016-01-20 00:37:24

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Re: Anybody want a "Brain Board" for their Apple II?

Sweet. There's a nibble on Applefritter as well, so we're almost there!


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#5 2016-01-20 06:04:37

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Re: Anybody want a "Brain Board" for their Apple II?

I imagine this doesn't work on the IIgs.

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#6 2016-01-20 06:43:55

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Re: Anybody want a "Brain Board" for their Apple II?

Alas I'm pretty sure not. But you totally need one anyway!

(Edit: I guess in part its two biggest features sort of depend on having cassette port hardware, so even if it did work in a GS it might be of limited usefulness?)

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#7 2016-01-20 07:21:24

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Re: Anybody want a "Brain Board" for their Apple II?

Hmm, I totally missed out on the Apple II (not my fault-- I wasn't born until near the end of the Apple II era, and to top it off, I wasn't even aware of computers until 1995, by which time the II was pretty much dead as far as Apple was concerned), but I'm trying to learn about it and see what I missed.

Don't know if I'll get one of these or not, but count me in as a number!

So, I guess I say so over at the VCF? EDIT: OK, I dusted off my account over there and chimed in. It looks like the goal of 15 was met, but it never hurts to have a few extra, in case 15 isn't quite enough.

c

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#8 2016-01-20 16:36:06

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Re: Anybody want a "Brain Board" for their Apple II?

So, update from the VCF thread: It looks like we've made it (yay!), the guy running the circus needs a list of email addresses to send to the board creator so he can in turn send out a mailing to everyone interested. (Presumably to get a promise in blood that they'll actually come through with the orders.) On the VCF you need to have been a member for more than some number of posts before you can use the messaging system, does anyone want me to pass along their emails? (In which case shoot it to me; I have Robert's.)


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#9 2016-03-05 17:55:20

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Re: Anybody want a "Brain Board" for their Apple II?

I got the email to pay today!  So, you know.  Everyone who signed up should check their email.  smile

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