[Coco] If Apple can do it, why can't I?

Salvador Garcia ssalvadorgarcia at netscape.net
Fri May 1 10:05:13 EDT 2015

"I had a hairbrained idea last night. I don't know if anyone has done this before..."

Yeah sure, I have haibrained ideas all the time ;-)

Perhaps I would look for an enclosure that is easier to work with though. Those pictured look metallic, maybe aluminum.

Gotta go! Salvador

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Grubbs <jsgrubbs at hotmail.com>
To: coco <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Fri, May 1, 2015 8:51 am
Subject: [Coco] If Apple can do it, why can't I?

I had a hairbrained idea last night. I don't know if anyone has done this
before, and I'm not even sure if/when I could tackle it as I have too many other
projects to finish (virtual cassette software, CoCo2 component video prototype,
Ethernet pak...).

I have a basketcase 26-3026 CoCo2 that I'm restoring. The RF
modulator is toast and the case is in rough shape. It has already been upgraded
with the ECB 1.1 ROM and 64K memory, though there's three different part numbers
plugged into the sockets O_O

Anyway, I've thought about transplanting the mobo
into a chassis like this, and create a CoCoMini. Unquestionably better than a


relocate the power and reset switches, make holes for the DIN connectors, and
work out some way to incorporate the cart slot. It would need an external
keyboard of course. I'd have to omit the power transformer and place that in an
external "lump in the line" box. I'm not sure if I'd be able to find a center
tapped external AC adapter otherwise.

Thoughts? Stupid, awesome, meh?



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