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  1. WiFi232's Evil Clone

    I'll admit it. The idea of the Wifi232 is brilliant and everyone ate it up while someone made a small fortune.

    The problem however is that it contains one of the worst things you can find in a hobbyist community: Greed.
    As awesome as it is, Paul Rickards seems to of gone out of his way to make sure that while you can buy units from him pre-assembled ($50USD + $15 international shipping) or in simple kit form ($33USD + $15 international shipping), you cannot go out and just ...
  2. IBM System/360 and System/370 console button replica inserts

    In case you need some stopgap inserts in a /360 or /370 console, until you find the originals (which I have found is very difficult).
    They pass the 'Six foot Rule' test ie. they look good from 6 feet away.

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  3. PTAP2DXF - make paper tapes without a punch

    If you have a paper tape reader and no punch, you can now make real working paper tapes using a normal home stencil-cutting machine.
    I've written a small command line utility that can take a .PTAP (or any other binary or textfile) and generate output that these
    machines will cut. that your reader will read.
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    It can easily make repair pieces for existing old broken tapes from any byte offset. In addition it can ...
  4. Mastervoice ECU (The Butler in a Box Tries again)

    Two years ago I made another blog entry discussing the Mastervoice Butler in a Box.
    As a refresher this was a late 80's product that gave you X10 home automation in a small box with speech recognition and speech synthesis. Overall it looked great on the outside but on the inside it had a number of questionable ...
  5. PDP-Lifter

    Racking an old PDP-11 or its peripherals can take some care, owing to the weight and bulk. The task can be made easier with this simple equipment lifting cart you can build. You can quickly, easily and accurately rack, unrack and move heavy gear with confidence - and possibly save your back as well.

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    You'll find more information and complete construction ...
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