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sacrilege to solder serial cord onto onto an apple IIc?
« on: February 19, 2011, 01:03:18 PM »
ok so i don't feel like paying $20 for a null modem cable when i have 50k serial cables at home. i really would just rather solder a db9 jack right where the funky round pin for pin equivilant is on the apple II but my friend is all like "ZOMG NOOOO" so i'm asking oyu guys. is this thing SUCH an antique that it needs to be protected from the iron?
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Re: sacrilege to solder serial cord onto onto an apple IIc?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 09:05:02 PM »
Hi,

[...] so i'm asking oyu guys. is this thing SUCH an antique that it needs to be protected from the iron?
You need to ask yourself!

Some guys go to extraordinary lengths to get an "original" decal for an oil filter (which nobody will ever see) on even semi-vintage cars, while folks like me have no issues completely rewiring it and installing digital instruments.

What's it to you, this Apple, a museum piece or something that you wanna use for some weird purpose?
I have one of the earliest CBM PET's (from before they got sharp edged) and it's so much more a museum piece than your Apple (since it's much more rare), but I have given the dual floppy station and printer away to a needy soul and next time I eyeball the PET, I'm probably gonna give it the axe (literally), as it is no use to me at all - just taking up space. Some people would probably find that unthinkable, but the only thing that has kept it alive is its cute curves and when cute curves gets too old...  ;D

So, you should decide the fate of your apple, but if your friends have more say in this than yourself, you can make a 0-modem cable or adapter in 10 minutes.
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Re: sacrilege to solder serial cord onto onto an apple IIc?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 08:22:30 AM »
Hi,

[...] so i'm asking oyu guys. is this thing SUCH an antique that it needs to be protected from the iron?
You need to ask yourself!

Some guys go to extraordinary lengths to get an "original" decal for an oil filter (which nobody will ever see) on even semi-vintage cars, while folks like me have no issues completely rewiring it and installing digital instruments.

What's it to you, this Apple, a museum piece or something that you wanna use for some weird purpose?
I have one of the earliest CBM PET's (from before they got sharp edged) and it's so much more a museum piece than your Apple (since it's much more rare), but I have given the dual floppy station and printer away to a needy soul and next time I eyeball the PET, I'm probably gonna give it the axe (literally), as it is no use to me at all - just taking up space. Some people would probably find that unthinkable, but the only thing that has kept it alive is its cute curves and when cute curves gets too old...  ;D

So, you should decide the fate of your apple, but if your friends have more say in this than yourself, you can make a 0-modem cable or adapter in 10 minutes.


NO GIVE IT TO ME!! :(

anyway this thing itsn't too rare. i'm just going to make an adapter since it's SO much easier.
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Re: sacrilege to solder serial cord onto onto an apple IIc?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 08:40:57 AM »
Hi,

NO GIVE IT TO ME!! :(
Perhaps I could get a Cortex M0, if I pulverize it in some spectacular way  ;D

Anyway, it's much too large to wrap 'n' ship... Prepared to pick it up yourself?   :o
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Re: sacrilege to solder serial cord onto onto an apple IIc?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 09:11:54 AM »
Hi,

NO GIVE IT TO ME!! :(
Perhaps I could get a Cortex M0, if I pulverize it in some spectacular way  ;D

Anyway, it's much too large to wrap 'n' ship... Prepared to pick it up yourself?   :o

i'll buy you a cortex m0 (if they're cheep) if you don't smash it! i think i'm too far away to pick up since i think you're in denmark (correct me if i'm wrong. i don't know where i got that)
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