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Been a bit busy of late, so ive not posted as much as usual.

Partly thanks to starting a new role that's kept me busy since January but then of late I decided to give the soldering iron a couple of weeks rest whilst Revamped the "geek room." As it's now know thanks to the wife.

It's had a whole load of new worktops, shelves etc and the floor is now even visible :shock:

It's still a work in progress. Now I've got all this space (yeah right!) I've got to get round to sorting it all out. It's slowly getting there.

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Tonight I shall mostly be partaking in a bit of retro robot restoration.

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Don't worry, no robots were harmed in the making of these posts.

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All back up and running again :D
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And it arrived,

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Not sure what half of this does yet but I'm finally able to join the Apple IIe party, if only its 40 years to late :lol:
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Here's a better look at the expansion cards in the Apple.

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So the yellow one is an 80 column ram card.

Not sure about the Epson one yet but guess is a serial printer card?
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I think I can already see why the PSU don't work.

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Yeah, the smoke generator obviously operated.
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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:55 pm Yeah, the smoke generator obviously operated.
It certainly did. Now off to read @rubber_jonnie's thread to find out what he replaced them with.
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PhilC wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:40 pm And it arrived, 20210907_143654.jpg

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Not sure what half of this does yet but I'm finally able to join the Apple IIe party, if only its 40 years to late :lol:
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