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How to create a Commodore PET IEEE Cable - Part 1

StowComputers

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Hi All,

I have only been a member of this forum for a few months, and I have seen many re-occurring posts about making, or obtaining a IEEE cable to run from the PET to say a 8250 Disk Drive. This is a problem for myself as well, with a deteriorating cable; I needed a new one. I also needed a few to sell with some spare 8250 LP drives I had.

Since I have asked more questions than answered, here is something back which I hope someone will find useful.

Note: At time of writing TPUG have cables for sale so if you don't want a crack at it; buy one here:
http://www.tpug.ca/index.php?option=...d=73&Itemid=70

So here I will show you how to make one of these.... Set aside 2-3hours.
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This may not be the best method, or tidiest; but hey it works for me. You will need the following:
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1) 1x Edge Connector - 24 pin (12 position, 2 row) with 0.156" spacing.
I bought 5 of them from eBay for under £5.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24P-3-96m...l_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item43a9dcae5d2
2) 1x HP GPIB Lead, longer the better. These are common on eBay for about £10.
3) 1x 37 Pin D Sub Plug Cover hood case / Connector shell.
This is the closest thing which passes for an edge connector cover.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5pc-D-Sub...477?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6645062d
4) Some small spare nuts and bolts, not picture here but shown later.

Essential tools would be a soldering Iron, Solder, Multimeter/Continuity tester, small hacksaw, a small file, wire strippers, the usual wire cutters & screw drivers. Some useful tools are desk clamps, and a hot melt/hobby glue gun.

On to Part 2...
http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcf...w-to-create-a-Commodore-PET-IEEE-Cable-Part-2
 
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