Wico Command Control joystick adapter

The Wico Command Control Joystick adapter allows and Atari and Commodore joysticks to be used with the Apple II. xot has reverse engineered the design.


On the use of early-mid 1970s 4k x 1 DRAMs in the Apple-1

Here is a report about the use of early-mid 1970s 4k x 1 DRAMs in the Apple-1.

Most of us are using later 4k x 1 DRAMs produce towards the end of the 1970s or later, such as the ones I furnished with my famous kits (now sold out). Typical examples are:

Motorola MCM4027AC3 Date codes 7927, ...

Mostek   MK4027N-4  Date codes 7935, ...

Intersil MK4027J-3  Date codes 7948,8017 ...

It was found that the former needed all the "reliability mods" with the extra bypass capacitors and the six damping resistors, Mostek often was happy with only the damping resistors, and on some PCBs / builds, the Intersil ones needed no reliability mods at all…


ASCII Keyboard Tester PCB and Kits


nijssen has released the second version of his ASCII keyboard tester, tested with a Datanetics replica keyboard for the Apple-1 and an Apple ][ keyboard. Schematic is attached.


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