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Nitro
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:55 pm    Post subject: NeXTbus Development Kit Reply with quote

Just thought I'd post some pics of a new-old stock NeXTbus Development Kit that I recently purchased. I'll scan the documentation when time permits.





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Andreas



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, nice collecting thingy. I would love to have it, even if i never do some programming on NeXTbus....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:15 pm    Post subject: Great collectable! Reply with quote

Do you have any plans to develop any hardware for use with the NeXTbus? I'm a computer engineer who's been trying to get any technical information on the NeXT and it's interfaces. Please post more information as time permits!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be fun to develop an inexpensive method of adding color to a NeXTcube, maybe through a PCI video card or? I have zero knowledge and experience designing electronics, so I really canít do much with the kit. I just wanted to look through the documentation. One obstacle I see with designing new hardware for the NeXTbus is the need to communicate through the custom NBIC chip, which is no longer in production. Maybe thereís a way around that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

an NBIC chip is needed for the NeXTbus card as well as the logic board?, I thought it was only required for the logic board.

Hmm, that does pose a problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: That's my office carpet Reply with quote

Hey, that's the carpet of my office Very Happy

You need NBIC only on the processor board.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: That's my office carpet Reply with quote

paulus wrote:
Hey, that's the carpet of my office Very Happy


Yes, that is your carpet. Smile Welcome to the forums.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nitro has placed pictures of the expansion board prototype I bought from an ex-NeXT engineer in the archives.

http://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Images/Rare_NeXT_Hardware/NeXTcube/Expansion_Board_Prototype/

This PC board is different from the other NeXTbus Development Kit in that it has a silkscreen and U1 and U2 chips instead of the NBIC chip and socket.

Enjoy,

-- josť k.
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David_Fischbach



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:38 am    Post subject: BusProbe application on floppy disk Reply with quote

Hy Nitro,

Thank you for the documentation about the NeXTBus you have posted.

In the NeXTBus Development Kit.pdf page 1-1 there is a floppy containing the BusProbe application.
Could you put the floppy on NeXTComputers.org ?

In your photo of the NeXTBus kit I can see two boards : the most an a smaller with chips on it, could you say more about this ? what is it ?

If you sell your kit contact me.
Regards.
David
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