[vcf-midatlantic] Celebration Apple 1 update

Corey Cohen applecorey at optonline.net
Tue Aug 23 11:32:54 EDT 2016

The celebration board only had the sockets, resistors, regulators and decoupling caps wave soldered.  Basically the common stuff that could have been gotten out of a general parts bin.  These parts don't match the two know board runs     .  

Everything else was hand soldered including the edge connector and large caps.  On the normal runs of Apple-1 the only hand soldered items are the jumper wires.  Final assembly at the Job house was the jumpers and installing all the chips.  Then the boards were put running in a burn box to see if anything failed.  

They never could have built 50 complete and tested units in 30 days if they weren't pre-assembled by the PCB company.  Woz was very proud of the fact it only cost $13 bucks to have them soldered so no kits or blank boards were sold by Apple.  They ordered two runs BTW in lots of 100 and sold 175.   The celebration unit seems to predate the first 100 run because of all the evidence which I'm not going to repeat here, you can read some of it online.  I hope I get permission someday to post the condition report which is like 30 pages of details on this board.  


corey cohen
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> On Aug 23, 2016, at 11:04 AM, Tom Hornberger via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Is the picture of the backside of the PCB a photo of the actual board being auctioned?  That photo clearly shows signs of a wave soldered PCB, yet at the top of the 
> page, Woz's quote says the "Celebration" PCBs were hand soldered. Just curious, not trying to start a flame war or anything. :)
> Tom
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> From: Ethan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org>
> To: Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org>
> Cc: Ethan <telmnstr at 757.org>
> Sent: Tue, Aug 23, 2016 10:53 am
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>> Bidding ends August 25. Jumped from 270K to 510K in the past day or two.
>> Http://apple1.charitybuzz.com
> Guess it's going to China!?
>            - Ethan

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