I had an old Disk ][ case with nothing inside and I also had a floppy emu….. the result was inevitable :)
So I got a panel made up and designed and 3d printed some brackets and mounts.
- 100% non-destructive Mod of the case so original apple parts can be re-used in the future un-mollested.
- Tried to design it as a what if the original Apple team was to design a modern device in keeping with Apple ][.
- Took some cues from HiFi component designs as a style.
- Needed to blend in with original disk ][ drives
Had a few minor issues with panel. I never get stuff 100% right first time round, but still reckon it came out pretty good and am real happy with it.
The smaller writing was too thin and some items were supposed to be bare aluminium but came out white. I suspect this was due to white underprinting I had requested for color reasons. That being said, I think I am beginning to like the white better.
Also the larger display has a different chipset. SSD1309 vs SSD1306. This appears to cause a sideways pixel shift of one pixel on the larger display.
Steve had already flagged this on his BMOW site. I had also seen other people encountering same problem on their projects as well.
I requested the possibility of a software update and he had a hotfix to me overnight, despite being very busy with Yellowstone Disk Controller at the moment.
Huge Thanks for that !!
Anyway just a bit of show and tell.
Started off as a simple restoration....hahaha