Started by Nitro, July 06, 2023, 06:32:03 PM
QuoteThe procedure reconfigures slot #2 on the cube's back-plane as slot #0. This provides two slots configured as #0, required for booting the two motherboards.
Quote from: Rob Blessin Black Hole on July 07, 2023, 03:11:12 PMHello NeXT Community: We already have Brians adaptor board for an ATX power supply http://www.asterontech.com/Asterontech/cube_atx.html my thought would be a case like this one ye old NeXT Risc workstation https://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Images/Rare_NeXT_Hardware/NRW-NeXT_RISC_Workstation/NeXT_RISC_open.jpg this shows you don't need a cube case for it to work https://youtu.be/Ok4YrpFEbMo
Quote from: Nitro on July 07, 2023, 07:45:28 PMIt would be interesting to mount a NeXT floppy in the standard location for 040's and add a PLI super floppy PCB so 030's could have a SCSI floppy. Rabbit hole indeed.
Quote from: zombie on July 08, 2023, 04:15:03 PMWith the original cube I was always annoyed that I couldn't have my hard drive, the magneto optical, CDROM and floppy all in one unit.Today you can get closer because you could put in a SCISBlue dangling for the hard drive, but you still cannot get all 3 units with only really 2 drive slots. HOWEVER.Since the floppy and CDROM are half height solutions, you would have the room now, you would just need a custom face plate. The magneto optical can still occupy a full height slot below.So it's finally kind of possible. You could 3d Print a front faceplate, but the down side is the original face plates are metal if I recall, and it would be nice to have that same finish.
Quote from: Nitro on July 08, 2023, 06:13:05 PMThose are good points. I'm guessing that a 3D printed faceplate could be sanded and painted to get a finish that's close to the original, but I haven't tried that. I mentioned in the Godzilla thread about designing a low profile BlueSCSI 3D printed bracket to mount the drive directly to the cube motherboard. I haven't taken a close look at it but I believe there's enough room between the motherboard and drive cage to mount the drive. Then it would just take a short SCSI cable to connect it. Fun stuff to ponder during the summer.
Quote from: zombie on July 08, 2023, 07:08:52 PMWhat is the 'ultimate' media suite for a cube?