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James and John discuss eBay Finds: Silentype printer, Apple IIGS poster, and Macintosh carrying case.  They talk with Charles about his G4 Apple //c and other projects, and news includes Throwboy iCEOWALT, and Jeff Dunham's Macintosh collection.

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Silentype links to the poster, and vice versa…

Fixed - thanks!

Fixed on this page but not the home page....

Hey guys! The kickstarter page for my PressurePen, which we talked about at the end of the interview, is live now:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/option8/pressurepen-open-source...

Thanks for your support! Please take a moment to tweet or digg this project, and help spread the word.

http://digg.com/news/technology/pressurepen_open_source_pressure_se...

I love the G4 //c. Looks like you did a really nice job Charles.

At the end of the interview I heard you mention that you were thinking about hacking one of the old serial Mac keyboards to make it work as a USB keyboard.  FYI I did something similar to this a couple of years ago. I didn't modify the keyboard, though. Instead I made a separate adapter board which translates the old serial protocol to USB.  You might want to try doing something similar by adapting your Arduino hardware/software. I bet it would be easier than opening up the keyboard. The serial protocol is pretty straightforward. I have some documentation and sourcecode on my website. I think I also saved copies of the scans of the old reference manuals which explain the protocol, so if you can't find them online, e-mail me and I will see if I can find them on one of my old hard drives.

http://dclausen.net/projects/tfam/

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