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December 13, 2013 AT 12:58 pm

Putting A 27 year old Mac Plus On The Internet

Hackaday shows us how Jeff connected his 27-year-old Mac Plus to the internet (with help from his Raspberry Pi and a Python script from his friend Tyler):

A Plus has a few options to get on the Internet. The best, but most expensive, is a SCSI to Ethernet computer. For a somewhat slower connections, a PowerPC mac can be used as an Ethernet to Localtalk (the Macintosh serial port networking protocol) bridge. Lacking either of those pieces of hardware, [Jeff] decided to use a Raspberry Pi. The Pi does the heavy lifting, and a handful of serial adapters and voltage converters turns the Pi into something that can talk to the Plus’ serial port…

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