first post, I'm just a sponge for information at this point.
There was a Craigslist ad here in Denver, someone had 3 compact macs and a IIe all for $40. Naturally I was all over it like a fat kid on a cupcake.
Even made a video about what I got: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBRr1OrCCrw (Shameless self promotion, I know)
The macs are not why I'm here. I'm breaking new ground with an Apple as I haven't had one under my hands since 1992? (ish) I had the standard early 90's upbringing, Oregon Trail in the computer lab. I remember someone making a mock presidential vote on the apple 2. I remember 'voting' for Perot, I always the rebel.
This won't be my first foray into old machines. I have plenty of experience with the TI-99/4a so its not much of a stretch from there to the IIe. I'm sure quite of few of you will properly educate me if I'm wrong. First thing I'm looking for is a easy-to-use 'inbetweener'. The hopes I had of using a one of these classic macs has been dashed. I'm likely to start off with the audio port ADTpro thing and go from there. I'm going to keep my ears open for the compatibility card for the LC macs.
Before I left elementary they had an after school program where we put special cards into the IIe machines and they would control small motors and lights. There were special LEGO projects we could build. streetlight, washing machine, etc. Is any of this ringing a bell?
Anyway, I have many pans in the fire so I don't know if I'm going to be the most chatty member. Most of this comes down to getting more pieces to the machine, and going from there.
Speaking of hardware, there is a Coex card in slot 2. I've heard it might be a parallel port. Confirm/deny? Also, I found the missing 4 keycap INSIDE the machine, I will need to perform a root canal to put it back.