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Offline The Old Macintosh

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« on: Sun, 08 January 2012, 19:43:44 »
I kinda want to buy this, but it's a lot of money!
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« Reply #1 on: Sun, 08 January 2012, 19:50:54 »
If you like it a lot, go for it!

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« Reply #2 on: Sun, 08 January 2012, 20:08:58 »
It costs a lot, though...
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« Reply #3 on: Sun, 08 January 2012, 20:26:18 »
Unrelated: I think this kid gets an award for youngest GHer.
And I think the three of us are probably the youngest GHers.
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« Reply #4 on: Sun, 08 January 2012, 21:05:48 »
Heh. I don't know how old this chap is, but judging by his spelling...I would think you're right.

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« Reply #5 on: Sun, 08 January 2012, 21:57:46 »
Also, The Old Macintosh, please if you order such a board, spell things correctly.

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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 08 January 2012, 22:06:26 »
oh man teh spacebar really completes the look

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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 09 January 2012, 23:00:14 »
The Old Macintosh, we're recycling a working one of those tomorrow.

The colour of the number keys is good: I like the contrast, but it seems a little unfinished. Have you looked up the things other people have done?
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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 10 January 2012, 23:11:36 »
What is happening to the WASD you're dissecting Dorkvader? I assume cannibalizing the stabilizers for the phantom project? What is happening to the switches/caps/everything else? Just curious.

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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 11 January 2012, 00:27:51 »
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What is happening to the WASD you're dissecting Dorkvader? I assume cannibalizing the stabilizers for the phantom project? What is happening to the switches/caps/everything else? Just curious.

That'd be a pricey way to get stabilizers when all the parts are now available for purchase in the Parts section :smile:
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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 11 January 2012, 00:38:22 »
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Heh. I don't know how old this chap is, but judging by his spelling...I would think you're right.

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« Reply #11 on: Wed, 11 January 2012, 22:43:20 »
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What is happening to the WASD you're dissecting Dorkvader? I assume cannibalizing the stabilizers for the phantom project? What is happening to the switches/caps/everything else? Just curious.
No, I'm still using it daily: it's great. I keep QWERTY keycaps on it to help with my Dvorak typing. I did take it apart and took pictures of the inside, though.
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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 12 January 2012, 08:27:09 »
Hey dorkvader, could you shoot me the pics of the WASD internals please (dunno if WASD wants them posted online or not)?  I would like to see how much room there is in the upper right quadrant for a USB / media port mod.

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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 12 January 2012, 09:26:42 »
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Hey dorkvader, could you shoot me the pics of the WASD internals please (dunno if WASD wants them posted online or not)?  I would like to see how much room there is in the upper right quadrant for a USB / media port mod.

There is a whole unpopulated PCB up there, so you can go with PCB mount parts pretty easily. I already posted pictures a while ago, but I forget where. I'll dig them up (or take more) after work.
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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 12 January 2012, 09:29:52 »
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There is a whole unpopulated PCB up there, so you can go with PCB mount parts pretty easily. I already posted pictures a while ago, but I forget where. I'll dig them up (or take more) after work.


Im guessing the design is close to a SS7G then.

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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 12 January 2012, 10:06:30 »
Where'd the OP go?

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 12 January 2012, 19:11:30 »
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Im guessing the design is close to a SS7G then.

More like TT meka, I suspect.
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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 12 January 2012, 19:21:32 »
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More like TT meka, I suspect.

well they would be the same im just saying they the probably took the same approach and put the controller on a PCB that the main PCB connects to via pins. I shall know soon I am cracking my WASD open to do some mods.

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« Reply #18 on: Thu, 12 January 2012, 19:51:29 »
Looks like I didn't post inside shots: Here they are (I wish I had a camera!)
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It would be pretty easy to get some PCB mount connectors and add some functionality if you wanted.
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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 12 January 2012, 22:15:36 »
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Looks like I didn't post inside shots: Here they are (I wish I had a camera!)
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It would be pretty easy to get some PCB mount connectors and add some functionality if you wanted.
Ive got some pics of mine as well now that its apart im going to add some lead to add weight as well as cabinet liner for sound dampening.