Apple II Bits
Apple II

Two-player Karateka

August 13, 2018 Apple II Bits

I thought I knew Charles Mangin: hardware guru extraordinaire, maker of connectors, adapters and miniature models. His RetroConnector brand has enabled Apple II keyboards to talk to USB-enabled machines, modern joysticks to be played on Apple II computers, and other interactions that span the eras. With a 3D printer, he’s

Sub-Etha Software
Blogs

Halloween DMX lighting and sound – introduction

August 10, 2018 Sub-Etha Software

Years ago, I worked with a local guy on bringing in computer controlled lighting and sound to a local haunted house attraction. The original attraction just used light bulbs of different colors and actors to make everything happen. Our upgrade included the following:

We used a cheap Windows PC and …

Sub-Etha Software
Blogs

The CoCo is hooked back up.

August 3, 2018 Sub-Etha Software

Last week, I finally got around to unpacking and hooking back up all the Tandy Color Computer gear I took with me to the 2018 Chicago CoCoFEST! I am now using Ed Snider’s two-slow mini MultiPak replacement, so I ever have more room on my desk. I hope to get the

Computer History Museum
Blogs

#CHMTeenTakeover Recap

July 31, 2018 Computer History Museum

By Annemarie Foy and Sirisha Munukutla, Teen Engagement Council After months of planning, organizing, and sending many, many emails, the Teen Engagement Council hosted “Power Up the Future” on June 22, 2018, bringing approximately 500 people to the Museum for the first of an annual event series dedicated to promoting teens’ …