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KansasFest kit-building workshop with Vince Briel

KansasFest kit-building workshop with Vince Briel

Past KansasFest attendees have had loads of fun building one of Vince Briel’s kits. The proprietor behind Briel Computers is a patient teacher whose products are top-notch — "If you can’t get the real thing, get the Briel thing!" Last year, almost twenty attendees built the A2MP3 card, and two years before was the Replica-1, …

Remembering Ryan

Remembering Ryan

KansasFest 2011 was, by all accounts, a success, with an impressive number of attendees, a memorable keynote speech, and many days and nights of sessions and camaraderie. But through it all, the absence of one long-time Apple II user couldn’t help but be noticed. Ryan Suenaga, who attended every KansasFest from 1996 through 2009, passed …

A2MP3 auction to benefit @rsuenaga fund

A2MP3 auction to benefit @rsuenaga fund

Two years after it was first unveiled at KansasFest 2009, Vince Briel’s A2MP3 card finally became commercially available at this year’s event, bringing MP3-playing capabilities to the Apple II. Attendees of KansasFest 2011 not only had the opportunity to assemble their A2MP3 kit under the watchful eye of its creator; they also got a custom …

Spreading the word in NYC & Denver

Spreading the word in NYC & Denver

Many KansasFest attendees are, unsurprisingly, IT professionals: they make their livings as educators, sysadmins, tech writers, and software engineers. Their passion for the Apple II often inspires their professional work and vice versa, especially when it comes to evangelizing how they spent their summer vacation. Ivan Drucker, a three-time KansasFest attendee and former Apple employee, …

A2MP3 Workshop

A2MP3 Workshop

Build Vince Briel?s newest kit, an Apple II card that can play MP3 files loaded via a USB memory stick. Advanced registration and fee was required for this workshop. All are welcome to watch.

Build your own A2MP3 card with Vince Briel

Build your own A2MP3 card with Vince Briel

Here’s another great reason to attend this year’s KansasFest: Vince Briel of Apple-1 replica fame will conduct a workshop in which you build his latest creation, the A2MP3 card. With this expansion card for the Apple II, you can plug in a USB memory stick loaded with MP3 files and play them on your Apple …