Name those cards game

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Fri May 30 07:28:42 1997

Due to massive amounts of caffeine & sleep deprivation, Paul E Coad said:
>I came across some Apple II boards recently. Some I can make and
>educated guess about, but others are a bit of a mystery:


>APL BOARD UNIT G479501000-0 it has an EPROM labeled "APL", an odd
>connector (15 pins) which looks like it could be for keyboard. The
>board is labeled "EPSON". My guess is that this is a board which
>either transformed an Apple II keyboard into an APL keyboard or
>allowed an APL keyboard to be used.

Everyone here who likes APL, please raise your hand!

|||| / Me!!!!! ;-)
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>LEGO 9767. This board features a 6522 and a 20 wire ribbon cable.
>The board is labeled "FOR EDUCATIONAL USF" (the F is not a typo).
>This one has 3 chips, 2 capacitors, 1 resistor, and a transistor.
>I'm guessing that this is for controlling Lego motors and switches.


>The last one is an IBM type card which was with the Apple cards. It
>has 2 9 pin female connectors and an RCA type jack. The board has the
>screened on the board. There are two EPROMs, a 6502, 65SC02, 2 EPROMs,
>8 socketed AMPAL16L8LPCs (memory?). There is another socketed IC
>which is labeled DISK. I'm guessing that this is some sort of Apple II
>on an ISA card.

Yes, sir! That's the card. If you'd like more info, I *think* these are
detailed in my 1989 Tandy Computer Catalog I have at home... they used to
market these things to try to get a little more TRS- market share. I
honestly can't say how good they were, and (IIRC... it's been a while) you
do have to have an apple disk drive as the drives are not compatible with
the IBM standard, but other than that, it *was* an interesting upgrade path
for all you ol' Apple ]['ers out there.

Sorry, I worked on them in high school... I don't hold that fascination
with them that many of you here do... Non-linear video memory just seemed
"weird" to me for some reason. It was a good system, but just not my cup of

Anywho, If you're interested in that article, let me know and I'll try to
dig it up over the weekend.

Roger Merchberger       | If at first you don't succeed,
Programmer, NorthernWay | nuclear warhead disarmament should  | *not* be your first career choice.
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