So Kelly's a Mac guru nowadays. Oooooh. I'm honored.
I kind of fancy owning a Color Classic myself, though
that's kind of a late one. Truly retro though ;).
Radio Electronics featured articles on building
homebrewed 68000 based puters back in the late 80's. I
remember walking to a 7-11 1.5 miles from where I used
to live in Long Island in the wee hours of the morning
to buy it. That was back when you could buy something
readable at a 7-11. Back when you could walk around
that neighborhood in the wee hours. One of the
articles mentioned a project that was popular in
Europe. I don't think they ever featured the
construction of it or anything, just wanted to see if
there was any interest (I guess there wasn't). Not
long after they did feature a series of articles
detailing the construction of a 68k puter, that would
use as many pc components as possible. I thought I'd
find the issues I'm missing one of these days and give
it a go, but Gernsback was known for it's questionable
projects. They had a bbs years ago and I saw a some
number of peeps bitching and moaning about how they
couldn't get things to work. Ah well.
If you're ever in the need for a 68000 cpu, keep in
mind the Sega Genesis used it. They clocked it at 7.16
mhz, but I'll bet it's essentially an 8 mhz chip.
There's always loads of them on ebay.
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