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Registration closes on Thursday, July 10

Registration closes on Thursday, July 10

Registration for KansasFest 2014 closes on Thursday, July 10. This is your last chance to get the sessions, camaraderie, and keynote from Margot Comstock.  Also, don’t forget to register for the optional “Build Your Own Computer” workshop with Vince Briel and “Stitch Your Own Apple IIe Ornament” workshop with Sarah Walkowiak by July 10. Here …

Workshop: Build Your Own Computer

Workshop: Build Your Own Computer

Vince Briel of Briel Computers will be hosting a workshop at KansasFest 2014.  With his expert guidance, you’ll have the opportunity to build your very own computer from a pile of parts and a soldering iron.  The workshop is suitable for beginners who aren’t sure which end of the soldering iron to hold and has …

Workshop: Stitch Your Own Apple IIe Ornament!

Workshop: Stitch Your Own Apple IIe Ornament!

KansasFest 2014 will feature a hands-on workshop from Sarah Walkowiak.  If you’d like to participate, you must sign-up in advance with Sarah by July 10. Workshop length: 1.5 hours Learn to stitch your own Apple IIe Ornament as featured in the December 2011 issue of Juiced.GS! In this workshop you will be creating your own …

De-Protection Workshop

De-Protection Workshop

A companion hands-on workshop where participants bring their own disks and computers, and I (and hopefully some other knowledgeable volunteers) help them boot-trace the disks and de-protect them. All are welcome to participate or watch.

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, …

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 …

Replica 1 workshop gallery at Computerworld

Replica 1 workshop gallery at Computerworld

As Vince Briel conducted his Replica 1 workshop on the last full day of KansasFest 2009, Ken Gagne, one of six students in the class, had his progress documented in photography. The result is an image gallery at Computerworld.com showing many of the steps (and obstacles) involved in assembling a working Apple-1 clone. It’s great …