Tuesday, March 6, 2018

RetroChallenge 2018/04 entry!

It is that time of year again, again! RetroChallenge!

My objectives, by priority:

  1. Organize my office with old computers and identify stuff to eliminate.
    • Give away/sell computers that don't fit with my retrocomputing goals.
    • Set up an imaging machine and get all of my 800K and 1.4M disks transferred to images on Zip Disks
    • Sort through 400K disks
  2. Repair some damaged Apple II+ parts.
  3. Get ElWhip source code uploaded to GitHub.
  4. Test out an ESP32 (new version of ESP8266) as an internet modem / PPP server for old Macintoshes.
  5. Test out an ESP32 as virtual serial port for Apple II.
  6. Add SmartPort compatibility into a2usbdsk.


  1. Would love to see point 4. Will it do MacIP to then? And what about LocalTalk?

  2. I'm not sure. The PPP server can't do AppleTalk Remote Access. I don't think PPP can be a destination for AppleTalk otherwise. It should be able to work with ShareWay IP, with the right system software.
    I think mostly just for standard TCP/IP stuff. But I am looking in what it would take to have the system treat it like an Ethernet adapter, instead of just a PPP serial port.