As previously reported, Vince Briel’s A2MP3 card, previewed at KansasFest 2009, is finally available for pre-order. The card is available assembled and tested for $109.95 — but KansasFest 2011 attendees had the far more fun option of building their own, under the tutelage of the card’s developer himself.

Andy Molloy was one of Vince’s workshop students and allowed his assembly of the A2MP3 card to be documented in a photo gallery, “Hands on: Building an MP3 player for an Apple II computer“. He makes it look easy!

The instructions Andy followed are available online. Per the Computerworld story’s last page, be sure to also check out Michael Kent’s MP3 player software, based on Vince’s original but improved to support 80-column text and lowercase, among other features.

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