Re: Kit-Based Lisa

From: tommoni <tommoni_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 08:18:29 +0100

Well, rare or not, "that depends on the way you look" I'd say - like Rick, too - they're not so rare to make those efforts to rebuild a Lisa from the beginning.
Ok, lets discuss to build an Apple I (you can buy complete boards in Japan or China) and solder one for your own pleasure... or a Lisa 1, by using vintage 5,25" drives... but not a Lisa 2. If you take a short look at the amount you have to spend to do such a job, I estimate you can buy 5 Lisas.

P.S. I have had 7 of them and one Lisa 1 and one Prototype Lisa in my collection. I still have some pictures of them

greets TOM from Bavaria, the country of the Alps, the marvellous castles of Koenig Ludwig and the origin Octoberfest

Am 19.03.2008 um 03:57 schrieb Jack -:

> I believe they truly are rare. There may have been a few thousand
> made but many of them went to the government. I used to work for the
> government and we had a ton of Lisas. When the time can, they were
> all destroyed due to having sensitive information on them. Also, how
> many fell victim to the leaking battery? The sad part is that Lisas
> weren't well taken care of. For years they were just considered
> "junk". I saw many go by on CL for $25-$50. I got the impression
> many of those didn't even sell at those prices and got dumpstered.
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 1:10 PM, <rick_at_email.domain.hidden> wrote:
>> Are Lisa's really "rare"? Apple made tens of thousands of them, and
>> they were well made and usally well cared for. Over the last 10
>> years, I have seen many working units sell on ebay for under $1000.
>> With the membership of this group at only 125 members, there
>> should be
>> enough to go around, at least for less money than building one from
>> scratch..
>> Also, what wrong with doing a FPGA version (something like the apple
>> one clone or the C-one project)? If you guys don't have a proper
>> floppy drive, use a USB keyboard, and are using a VESA display how
>> would it be better clone than a FPGA version would be anyway?
>> I am not trying to be negitive, just asking the questions.
>> Rick
>> On Mar 17, 3:31 pm, Kevin Keith <krfke..._at_email.domain.hidden> wrote:
>>> Hello Fellow Lisa Enthusiasts!
>>> I recently made a post about getting a Lisa, and much to my dismay,
>>> they appear to be pretty darn rare! Now, to the point: how
>>> inconceivable would it be to "build" a Lisa? Weren't they
>>> handmade in
>>> the first place? I'm not talking about something in an FPGA (we
>>> already have LisaEm). I'm talking about a bona fide clone! An
>>> replica! This would be good because we could also replace broken
>>> Lisa's!
>>> Just a thought
>>> Kevin
> >

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