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Mindwarp

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Posted: 06:11pm 07 Mar 2021
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cgcolormax2-b console
120v > 12 vdc > ATX psu board > 12vdc, 5vdc,3.3vdc > power distribution

Remaining to be done:
-Hinge the case cover
-IO Shield

Would be nice:
-Refinish the case
-Find a better way to connect the ps/2 kb










 
CircuitGizmos

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Posted: 07:13pm 07 Mar 2021
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Nice Project!

Right behind the PS/2 connector is a 1x4 header that you could use.
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jirsoft

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Posted: 07:21pm 07 Mar 2021
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Nice  
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RetroJoe

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Posted: 07:26pm 07 Mar 2021
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Tres retro :)

These all-in-one case builds are great, but I think you'll eventually want to get the SD card slot routed to a convenient external location. I swap SD cards quite often, and popping the hood on the case every time would get annoying.

I've seen micro-SD extenders to do this; I imagine there are variants for full-size SD cards as well. But, it feels like a cheap & reliable  "standard" way to access files on the SD card wirelessly is right around the corner, so this could become a moot point.

FYI, I screwed my CMM2 to a block of wood early on as a temporary mechanical solution, planning to do something like you did (with a gutted Apple //c case...) but I found the "naked" approach works well for just about everything, and now I even prefer the homebrew way it looks. Plus, I purchased a Raspberry Pi 400 around Christmas, which largely satisfied my desire for an all-in-one retro computer :)

Happy Maximiting !
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Mindwarp

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Posted: 02:49am 08 Mar 2021
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  CircuitGizmos said  Nice Project!

Right behind the PS/2 connector is a 1x4 header that you could use.


Thank you sir! I saw mention of it in the manual, will look in to it.

  jirsoft said  Nice  


Thanks!
  RetroJoe said  Tres retro :)
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Happy Maximiting !


Thanks! I'll look into the sd card extenders.

Denis
Edited 2021-03-08 12:52 by Mindwarp
 
Rado
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Posted: 08:55am 08 Mar 2021
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I believe you're looking after things like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32967327303.html
 
RetroJoe

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Yes, that's the ticket :)

Somewhat related, I keep reading about people here having all sorts of mechanical and electrical  heartache while soldering their DIY SD card connection. Possibly, hacking a ribbon cable like this could offer some relief.
Enjoy Every Sandwich / Joe P.
 
Mindwarp

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Posted: 08:31pm 08 Mar 2021
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Good idea, I have this on order, it has a usb port too, might come in handy for something.
https://www.wish.com/product/5cdd025e2e33a70fe773d477?share=web


 
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