I won a Quicktake 100 camera on eBay.
I haven't yet received it, but I have a few questions already. It says it connects via a serial port here in the Apple pdf : http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Manuals/cameras/0...
on page 25. I've checked my various Macs for one of these ports and I'm not having much luck. The only thing that looks like one is on my Blue and White's education video card. I think possibly the third one might be one, but upside down, I hope. Here is a photo of the video card:
I know I have to use OS 9, which I can install onto one of the Blue and Whites. They both have this video card in the second slot. I have added the VGA video card to the first slot on one and will be adding it to the second one as soon as the card arrives in the mail, so I am not using the education cards for display connectivity. If this is not the right kind of serial port, are there cards that I can install in any of my Macs? The oldest Macs I have are the Blue and Whites, but could Quicksilver or Sawtooth accept any kind of card that would work?
The camera does not come with the floppies with the software but I downloaded the files I hope will do the trick from mac driver museum : http://www.macdrivermuseum.net/scan.shtml
If none of my Macs will work, I guess I will have to add to the collection again. Which Mac would be the least expensive model (bearing in mind that I don't have any displays older than VGA connectivity, so an old PowerBook may be the best route) that would work with this camera?