[Coco] PC in a Coco case project questions
lamune at doki-doki.net
Sun May 11 01:17:50 EDT 2008
A mini-ITX PC into a CoCo case is not a big deal. People build them into
old Macs, Atari 2600's, etc. The power supplies are small, and an
automotive DC-to-DC version could be run from a nice sized 12V power
If you intend to use the CoCo keyboard, as Ward mentioned, would
probably be the most difficult thing to do.
A CoCo 1 case would probably be best for this, as it's obviously larger.
> -----Original Message-----
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> bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of wdg3rd at comcast.net
> Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 8:23 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Coco] PC in a Coco case project questions
> Power supply and such, you might have to use laptop components to fit,
> though I haven't researched low-profile desktop PC components lately
> since I use towers, as tall as I can get them, I want POWER!!! and to
> hell with the green twits. (My favorite case, and someday I'll build
> half a dozen CoCo 3s into one, was the AT&T 6486 big box that was
> by Intel, though the previous 6386 built by Ollivetti is a close
> Aside from having to gouge holes in the back of the old grey case (or
> were you planning a CoCo 2 or 3 case? -- you didn't mention, but you'd
> still have to gouge holes and build board mounting spots) the keyboard
> is probably the trickiest bit.
> Ward Griffiths wdg3rd at comcast.net
> These histrionics were probably unnecessary, since there was no reason
> to think anybody would be watching us with more than casual interest
> until I made my first move to follow Buchanon's trail, in London.
> Still, somebody might check back this far later, and I always feel
> if you're going to play a part, you might as well play it all the way,
> at least in public -- and it's hard to tell what's public and what
> isn't, these electronic days.
> Donald Hamilton, _The Devastators_, 1965
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Ben Jimenez <ben_jimenez at yahoo.com>
> > Yes, I was wondering about the keyboard, and also the
> > power supply would have to be external (outside) the
> > case, like some of the laptops have.
> > --- Rod Barnhart <rod.barnhart at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Ben Jimenez
> > > <ben_jimenez at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I would like to try and put a pc into a coco case.
> > > I
> > > > was wondering just how big of a project this would
> > > be
> > > > to get working. I've not done this type of project
> > > > before. I've built PC's old and new. I thought it
> > > > would be neet to make a emulated Coco in a coco
> > > case.
> > > > Has anyone done this before? I've seen alot of
> > > Coco
> > > > projects on the net.
> > >
> > > I don't know if it's been done before, but it should
> > > be fairly easy to
> > > do using a small form-factor motherboard. Even
> > > interfacing the
> > > original CoCo keyboard shouldn't be too challenging.
> > >
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