RetroChallenge has started, and I figured I’d give an introduction to my project and goal.
The basic idea started when I found a post on the 68kmla forum on how to connect an old mac to the internet using serial. It seemed so incredibly simple, I had to give it a try! I had been messing around with dial-up connections and connecting to a BBS, but that wasn’t enough! I had to get my machine on the internet.
Using my updated tutorial and after lots of trial and error, I created a very simple setup using a Raspberry PI, a usb serial cable, and a db-9 to din-8 connector. Now my setup is as simple as turning on both machines and opening MacPPP to activate the connection.
Alright, so now the old machine was connected to the internet. But what can one do on the internet with a 20 year old computer? Well that’s where my project comes in!
Screenshots of the current site:
modern machine (but in Lynx)