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Klyball
December 6th, 2014, 02:29 PM
I have a superboard II complete kit , Should I keep it this way or build it, What would you do...


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billdeg
December 7th, 2014, 03:50 PM
build it. If you want an OSI to use that is.

smp
December 7th, 2014, 03:56 PM
If you are interested in actually using vintage a computer, then build it.

If you are interested in displaying a "collector's item," then just display it.

Just my thought...

smp

KC9UDX
December 7th, 2014, 04:02 PM
C) sell it and buy two assembled ones :)

Rick Ethridge
December 7th, 2014, 08:29 PM
It is of no earthly good in kit form. I'd build it the best way I could and use it.

jltursan
December 8th, 2014, 11:24 PM
Photograph the boards carefully, top and bottom, so that the printed circuit boards can be re-fabricated. Its easier if you do that before components are added as their addition hides some traces.

:lightbulb: I second that!

xprt
December 9th, 2014, 08:32 AM
I had one as a kid. Eventually I got the expansion board and the disk drive as you have there. But mine was assembled. I don't recall that they were ever offered in kit form. It may be a real rarity as an unassembled kit. Where did you get it?

glitch
December 10th, 2014, 05:21 AM
Make a high-res scan of the boards, then assemble it!

Klyball
December 13th, 2014, 09:14 AM
Make a high-res scan of the boards, then assemble it!

Thanks for the input, the first thing i will do is get some hi res scans done.

Grant

1944GPW
December 13th, 2014, 02:50 PM
Nice kit! I definately agree on the highres scans, plus good planform photos with a ruler in the photo along one edge of the board. Apart from the boards, lay the components per-bag out on a high-contrast surface and photograph. I haven't checked bitsavers but scans of the assembly instructions with manifest list helps, and if there are part numbers underneath the keyboard key assemblies make a note of that too. In short, document the lot :)

Steve.

Klyball
March 29th, 2015, 05:21 PM
Thanks to the ideas and advice here and osi web i decided to recreate the boards and keep the original kit untouched.
the only real change made was to make the 600 board use modern key switches

original 600 board
http://klyball.com/OSI/600/600old.jpg
Replica board
http://klyball.com/OSI/600/610new.jpg
original 610
http://klyball.com/OSI/600/610old.jpg
replica 610
http://klyball.com/OSI/600/600new.jpg

http://klyball.com/OSI/600/600full.jpg

http://klyball.com/OSI/600/600key.jpg

http://klyball.com/OSI/600/tape.jpg

http://klyball.com/OSI/600/525.jpg

http://klyball.com/OSI/600/350.jpg

Corey986
March 30th, 2015, 02:32 AM
Did you order more than a single set of replica boards??? I'd love to buy a set off of you.
Cheers,
Corey

Moonferret
March 30th, 2015, 04:54 AM
Great work, that looks awesome!! Like Corey, I'd also be interested in a set of boards :)

Dave

Klyball
March 30th, 2015, 09:27 PM
i do have a few extra boards and key caps if interested

Thanks
Grant