Raspberry Pi at KansasFest

Posted Sat, Jul. 6th 2013 in News

The Raspberry Pi is a popular, inexpensive single board computer.  What does this have to do with the Apple II?  Who would be crazy enough to interface a Raspberry Pi with an Apple II?  Ivan Drucker, David Schmenk, and Charles Mangin have done just that.  Ivan turned his Raspberry Pi into an AppleTalk file server and a portable Apple II emulator.  David upgraded his Apple IIc to a IIgs using a Raspberry Pi.  Charles connected his Apple keyboards to a Raspberry Pi.  Don’t miss the recent Juiced.GS article on this topic.

KansasFest starts in only 17 days.  Ivan will be there to show us how to use the Raspberry Pi with the Apple II.  He’ll present three sessions: “So what is the Raspberry Pi, anyway?”, “A2SERVER Redux: This Time, with Pi”, and “Apple II in the Cloud”.

Handmade floppy sleeve workshop at KansasFest

Posted Wed, Jun. 26th 2013 in News

Daniel Kruszyna and Melissa Barron will teach attendees how to cut, fold, and glue their own 5.25″ floppy sleeves. The session will start with a short instructional section and then continue with a workshop. They will provide tools for attendees to share and some basic card stock and other materials. It’s not necessary to bring anything to participate; however, attendees are encouraged to bring special paper or decorating supplies such as markers, colored pencils, magazine pages, etc., to create their own unique style.

Awarding of HackFest 2010 Prizes

Posted Sat, Jul. 24th 2010 in

The prizes are pretty awesome and will help make you the envy of the neighborhood.

New Product Demos

Posted Sat, Jul. 24th 2010 in

Rumor has it we may get a look at the new Apple IIGS laptop, among other announcements.

Disk Drive Maintenance

Posted Sat, Jul. 24th 2010 in

Tony Diaz shows us how to keep them spinning.

Keeping those disks ‘a spinnin’…How to make your 5.25″ and 3.5″ disk drives work like they never have before, and then some. See how to disassemble and reassemble like a pro.

Suck Free from a distance 2010

Posted Sat, Jul. 24th 2010 in

Don’t miss Ryan Suenaga.

Creator of the popular FishNDA, Ryan proves that he doesn?t suck, live from Hawaii.

Introducing Slammer, A New Way of Using Machine Language from Applesoft

Posted Sat, Jul. 24th 2010 in

By Ivan Drucker.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could put whatever machine language you wanted into a standard Applesoft program with practically no performance, dependency, or stability issues? With Slammer, you can! Slammer is a new method for installing and executing machine language routines, at machine language speed, using 100% legal Applesoft. This presentation will introduce Slammer and explain how to use it. It will also describe the unusual and extreme machine language programming behind its development.

Juiced.GS: The Next Generation

Posted Sat, Jul. 24th 2010 in

Hosted by Ken Gagne.

Juiced.GS, now the longest-running and last remaining Apple II publication in print, has been providing retrocomputing enthusiasts with news, reviews, interviews, and how-tos for 15 years. Where do we go from here? The past, present, and future of this quarterly Apple II journal merge in three exciting announcements that will change Juiced.GS forever.