Apple IIe Linux Box

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Apple IIe Linux Box

I was bored at work today, so I decided to use some spare parts and put together a Linux box. I thought you guys might be interested to see how it's coming along.

So far I got the motherboard mounted, and got the Disk II's set up. I put a DVD drive in one, and a card reader in the other. It didn't take me long to figure out the keyboard matrix would require a complete rebuild to get it working with a USB keyboard controller. All I have done with that so far is mapped the matrix of the donor controller.

Heres some pics of what I have done so far. I ended up settling for USB for the card reader, and eSATA for the DVD, powered by a molex to SATA cable. I would have liked to use eSATAp so there wouldn't be so many cables, but couldn't seem to find the appropriate adapter. Now I'm on the look out for one of those old ADB mice.

Unfortunately, I still can't seem to figure out how to attach pics. :~