Assembling my Floppy Emu from Big Mess O' Wires

Back on February 1st I ordered a Floppy Emu from Big Mess O' Wires. The Floppy Emu emulates a floppy disk drive. Floppy disk images can be stored on the SD card and mounted from the Floppy Emu itself. This makes it a lot easier to transfer and...

I now have 128MB of RAM in my SE/30!

Well, I couldn't find my long handle T-15 Torx screwdriver, but it turns out I didn't have to. Apparently, when I installed the SCSI2SD, I never put the screws back in by the handle. While that works in my favor now, I'm going to need to dig...

Upgrading my SE/30 to 128MB of RAM

My trusty Macintosh SE/30 has had 5MB of RAM in it since I installed the SCSI2SD and System 7.1. Now that I have a [modem/ppp] device available, I want to upgrade to System 7.5. From what I've been able to find, I really need at least …

Getting online with my Macintosh SE/30

One of my goals for creating the CHIP wifi modem was to use it as a networking device with my SE/30. Today I tried it out as a modem. My first issue was the fact I didn't have any communication software on the SE/30. Well, I take that …

Setting up a wifi modem with the CHIP computer

I was a backer of the original Kickstarter project for the $9 CHIP computer. Over the past several years I accumulated 8 CHIPs and 3 PocketCHIPs. Suffice to say, I'm sitting pretty with CHIPs. My first project with the CHIP computers was setting...

Visiting Vintage Computer Fest Midwest 14 (2019)

This past September I had the opportunity to make it to my second Vintage ComputerFest - Midwest. It was a great opportunity to not only see a lot of great hardware and software, but to also hang out with others that are as passionate about retro...

Bummer, the last day of Christmas break

I'm pretty bummed. It's the last day of break and I didn't even get a chance to start on my big project. Maybe I'll get a chance to finish it before next year.... On the other hand, I do have the parts now to build an SDrive Max. The SDrive …