[vcf-midatlantic] Schematic work needed

systems_glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 15:47:46 EDT 2018

IMO, it's not worthwhile to try and reproduce the Lego control box at this
point. They're readily available online, often for less than the parts
would cost, and even if you did copy the circuit board, you're still left
with the enclosure and the proprietary 4.5V connectors. The interface
boards are definitely worth at least having schematics for, being as how
they're a) quite rare and b) STUPID expensive online.


On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 2:25 PM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Jon C. is correct that he tried telling me this isn't a simple task --
> but that didn't entirely sink into my thick skull. :)
> My goal is not to produce any boards -- it's for anyone to be able to
> download the schematic and make the boards themselves.
> Thinking aloud:
> - Both cards (Apple/IBM) are useless without the interface board.
> - The interface board is agnostic -- it's the same for either card.
> - Apple II card schematic already exists, so maybe I should prioritize
> getting one for the interface board ahead of one for the IBM card.
> - In case I wasn't clear enough: the new web site is an Evan project,
> not a VCFed project. I hoped to have it ready in conjunction with the
> VCF booth @ Maker Faire, but I'll live without it.

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