Superboard Owner

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Klyball
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Superboard Owner

Post by Klyball » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:42 am

Hi everyone,

I like to tinker on old computers ,radio's and such. The superboard II was my first computer purchased around 79 on a family trip to california ,convinced my dad to help me get one, i was more excited about the computer then going to Disneyland.
Unfortunately all that survived my 20's was the original power supply and a couple of the manuals.
Several years ago i found a superboard II unbuilt with all the important parts intact, along with a not so nice completed version/ had some dead masked roms been hacked on and was dead. I did get it going doing the rom mod for the dead ones but sold it for a offer i could not refuse.
I was thinking of building the kit i have but am now thinking i will leave it alone. i will either make some copies of the boards and or wait till i find a nice working or not one to come along.
In the mean time i am restoring a HP 3000 series 30 to add to my collection

Thanks
Grant

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Replica 600 Rev D:8K,CEGMON
Replica 610 Rev B: 24k,MPI B-51 with Custom Data separator D-13
510 on the bench/replica 582 backplane/replica 470a /replica 555/original 570B/2 x Shugart 851
Ongoing : 630 ,620 ,510,542c,custom 590,SA1200,592,594,596,598

nama
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Re: Superboard Owner

Post by nama » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:25 am

Hi Klyball,
Welcome.
What you need to do is make some high res scans of the boards. This would be really invaluable for anyone wanting to make a replica in the future.
I would certainly be very keen to recreate the disk board.

Phil

2P (1mhz 32k) - 502 + 8k + CEGMON + garbage collector fix BASIC, D&N MEM-CM9 + 24k, 540 (mono), D13 + Gotek
4PMF (2mhz 24k) - 505, 540, 527, D13 + 5.25" + Gotek
Superboard RevD - CEGMON
Spares - 2 x 527, 1 x 527 [600, 610, D13 boards]

Steve Gray
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Re: Superboard Owner

Post by Steve Gray » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:33 am

nama wrote:Hi Klyball,
Welcome.
What you need to do is make some high res scans of the boards. This would be really invaluable for anyone wanting to make a replica in the future.
I would certainly be very keen to recreate the disk board.

Phil
Let me put a vote in for that too. Blank PCBs like that are extremely rare. Scan them front and back at as high a resolution as you can, multiple times, and save the scans in a lossless format (ie: TIF). If we can replicate these boards we may be able to repair/restore more systems in the future.

Steve
C4P working, C1P working. 600D Replica working, C4P+D&N floppy not working. 505 board, 610 board, Mittendorf board, TOSIE hacker board need testing, PicoDOS disk untested.

Klyball
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Re: Superboard Owner

Post by Klyball » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:10 pm

nama wrote:Hi Klyball,
Welcome.
What you need to do is make some high res scans of the boards. This would be really invaluable for anyone wanting to make a replica in the future.
I would certainly be very keen to recreate the disk board.

Phil
I will get some hi res scans of the boards done before i do anything

Thanks.
Replica 600 Rev D:8K,CEGMON
Replica 610 Rev B: 24k,MPI B-51 with Custom Data separator D-13
510 on the bench/replica 582 backplane/replica 470a /replica 555/original 570B/2 x Shugart 851
Ongoing : 630 ,620 ,510,542c,custom 590,SA1200,592,594,596,598

Jeff
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Re: Superboard Owner

Post by Jeff » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:17 am

WOW! I had no idea, it came in kit form! The 610 would be cool to build.

/Jeff
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Re: Superboard Owner

Post by Jeff » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:19 am

Does anyone know where to new keyboard switches that fit the motherboard holes? I have to constantly keep cleaning mine (on 3 units!) just to keep them functional.

/Jeff
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MK14HAK
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Re: Superboard Owner

Post by MK14HAK » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:26 am

Jeff, I think we could order the keys from the same source used for the recent superboard replica. We would have to do custom key caps . (Im sitting on an eprom vesion blank pcb UK101 thats going to be a retirement project.)

Pretty easy to also do just the keyboard section from these scans I would think.

How many interested in building just a keyboard - (stand alone)? Me for a start.



Mike
600RevB:16K,2MHz,64x32,470,CEGMON
SuperKit:502,540B,542B,CEGMON, 8" and 5" FDDs
Cards:PE IO,6522 D-A-D, AY3-8910,ProgramGraphics,Color,UK101
WIP:HexDOS,FDD Emulator

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