Hello, I’m Logan Greer! I'm currently 16 years old and some of you might know me from the Apple ll enthusiasts group on Facebook for others that don’t, hi!
I thought I'd tell my story for those that want to know, so going all the way back to childhood years, I always loved taking apart electronics, and trying to figure out how they worked, I'd disassemble clocks, break down VCRs and DVD players, electronic toys and TV sets, just to see how there parts communicated to the others to get the technology to work like it did, I also would build little cardboard projects, If I didn't have the real thing I'd build it out of cardboard to match it, haha! But that was just how my mind worked and still works when looking at technology, hence the term (work with what you have), and I had tape, paper, cardboard and scissors.
So then moving forward many years until March 2018, I was about 13-14, I had been attending my local middle school, and we had a computer lab with windows 7 desktop computers and our class worked on class projects in there. So I had a friend named Alex, and I can't remember what led to it but he told that there was an old crap Mac computer in the library, and I didn't believe him so then later on I went into the library and looked around and lone behold, there was an ORIGINAL 1984 Macintosh computer that our librarian had owned since she originally had bought it!
So then after learning what it was i went home and researched as much as I could about that computer, and I thought that the Mac was the company's first product at that time. While doing all of that research I learned that, there was the Apple ll computer that came out before it, and when I saw that photo of the Apple ll, I instantly fell in love with it! So I spent MONTHS researching how it came to be who made it, how did it work etc. Then in August, I acquired my first EVER Apple ll Plus computer, and the experience was amazing!
Then skipping forward again to May 2019, I was then (15) and had decided to try and make my own Apple ii Rev.0 replica board, spending a 2 weeks to a month total. I ended up highly successfully doing just that! I also posted that on the apple ll enthusiasts Facebook group for those interested!
Also moving forward 3 months ahead to August 2019, I decided to show up for my first ever old technology convention which was VCF West 2019 at the computer history museum in mountain view, CA! Which is where I met, wendall sander, Daniel kottke, Corey Cohen and Lee Felsenstein!! That event became the most memorable time of my life, also wendall was the one that convinced me to join this group! But skipping forward to now, I'm currently taking on the challenge of building my own Apple-1 replica and currently it's going great! (Also I have 2 5300uF 15V caps I want to get rid of if anyone wants.)
So anyways with my first ever post (being this one) I'd just thought I'd share my story! P.S. I am not sure how to add photos to this forum post but if you guys know that would be great!