I found treasure!

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by ibookin', May 31, 2003.

  1. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    The science department at the high school I work at was cleaning house, and left a ton of old Mac stuff outside to be picked up with the trash. :eek: Being the pack rat that I am, my friend and I went outside to look, and we scored some pretty cool stuff. This is what I got:

    A Farallon MacRecorder Sound System

    This thing is really cool. It is like the Griffin iMic for a serial port. Works just fine on my Mac Classic with System 6.0.7.

    Came with: Complete with box, manuals, and original software

    Thunderware LightningScan Handheld Scanner

    Another good find. Name is pretty much self-explanatory. It has a fairly large SCSI interface and works with my Classic as well.

    Came with: Scanner, Interface, Manuals, Software, original cabling, SCSI terminator

    Digital Vision ComputerEyes Video Digitizer

    Takes frame grabs from an NTSC analog video source.

    Came with: Nothing except the digitizer and an RCA cable. No software, anyone know where to find this?

    MicroMac Technology 16MHz 68030 Upgrade for 68000 and 68020 Macs

    Name is pretty much self explanatory. Works with my Classic, so I'll be upgrading the Classic soon.

    Came with: Complete with box, card, Compact Mac adapter, software, and manuals.

    Volumes 1-5 of Inside Macintosh, Published by Apple

    A resource for developers explaining in detail the innerworkings of the Mac OS.

    Think C C IDE for System 6

    A C IDE for OS 6. I played with it a little on the Classic, but found it hard to program on that little display. Going to try it on the Quadra.

    Came with: Complete in box.

    "Macintosh C Programming Volume 1" by Mark and Reed

    Book on programming using C on the Mac platform.

    An Original Copy of SimCity Supreme

    This is the classic game. So graphics intensive that it requires 2MB of RAM to run under color mode, and 1MB under monochrome mode.

    Came with: Complete in box


    Does anyone know anything about any of these things. I am having fun playing with them and am wondering if they are worth anything.

    Also, as I mentioned before, I have no software for the video digitizer. If anyone has this or knows where to get it, please contact me via email or post in this thread. Thanks.
  2. maradong macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2003
  3. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
  4. ibookin' thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    This really is the epitome of the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure"

    Anyone know anything about the video digitizer?
  5. jethroted macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2003
    Re: I found treasure!

    What kind of computer do you have that you can actually hook all this stuff up to?
  6. hariya macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Re: I found treasure!

    Try NIH Image. http://rsb.info.nih.gov/nih-image/Default.html

    It is free and should most probably work. At work, we have an old classic mac we use for image capture. Lot of our work involves high speed film recording and then we play the tapes in a VCR and use NIH image to capture snippets of video or stills for our talks and papers.
  7. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    Re: Re: I found treasure!

    he has a LOT of computers :p
    here's a pic (ibookin you're not really a pack rat, but try to clean your room once in a while :p). You can see a lot of old computers.

    edit: don't think he'll like it if i post the pic up :p
    they're old macs tho
  8. celaurie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2003
    Scotland, UK.
    Waste Not, Want Not!

    It's amazing at the things schools throw out. Especially when they are always shouting about low funding. I'm sure half of that stuff would have sold on ebay!
  9. nvdeynde macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2006

    I have just bought a MacRecorder at Ebay but regrettably I have no drivers or software.

    Does anyone still have the software and drivers for the MacRecorder ?

    If so, you would do me a huge favour if you could email or upload a copy of the discs to my FTP server ( as soon it's up again )

    Regrettably Farallon does not exist anymore so I can't ask them :-(


    Nico - Belgium
  10. keysersoze macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    WOW you just dug up a three year old thread! Best of luck!
  11. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Ah, the good old days...

    I remember some of this stuff.

    I actually have my original LC II and it has that upgrade processor you found....

    Wish I still had all the original stuff for it..
  12. charkshark macrumors member


    Nov 28, 2006
    LUCKY!!!! I wish my school would be throwing out some of this awesome stuff.
  13. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    How much did you pay for it?

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