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RCA COSMAC Microkit

by billdeg - 04/05/2013
Total messages in this thread: 10
Last Post: [ Operator Manual Clues ] 08/26/2016
RCA COSMAC
The 1975 RCA COSMAC Microkit. This is the first commercial microcomputer from RCA to contain the two-chip COSMAC microprocesso... [ read more ]

1968 CDC List of System Installations

by billdeg - 08/20/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
2 Full-sized rack enclosures for a circa 1965 Control Data Corporation Model 160-A Computer. CD... [ read more ]

Vintage Computer Festival West 2016

by billdeg - 08/09/2016
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I still need to finish editing the files' names (confirm what each thing actually was), create thumbnails and a post comments, feel free to take a look at the raw footage from VCF West and the CHM Exhibit Photos Computer Histor... [ read more ]

VCFed Workshop Photos

by billdeg - 06/13/2016
Total messages in this thread: 2
Last Post: [ Univac Status Update ] 07/28/2016
UNIVAC 1532
The UNIVAC 1532 is probably from 1965-66 and was part of a UNIVAC 1219 (II) system. The 1532 ha... [ read more ]

Booting the System Using RL02 drive

by billdeg - 07/20/2015
Total messages in this thread: 13
Last Post: [ RT-11 V5.3 needs more than 16K ] 07/23/2016
M9312 Bootstrap Terminator CONSOLE Test
I set the jumpers on the M9312 card to use the CONSOLE program. The CONSOLE is a monitor program that allows a per... [ read more ]

HOPE 11

by billdeg - 07/22/2016
Total messages in this thread: 2
Last Post: [ RT 11 v 5.3 needs 32K ] 07/23/2016
Friday night - I have simh installed on my raspberry pi, and I am using my laptop to connect via the serial port, two usb to serial cables and a null modem adapter. works well. root@raspberrypi: CD BIN root@raspberrypi: ./pdp11 sim> SET CPU 11/40 sim> SET CPU 16K etc. To make sure everyth... [ read more ]

Installing Core into PDP 11/40

by billdeg - 05/22/2016
Total messages in this thread: 15
Last Post: [ More MAINDEC CQKC-D ] 07/21/2016
32K x 16 Core backplanes installed into my working PDP 11/40. Conversation below explains layout. Click image for larger view.
Email to... [ read more ]

RL11 Diagnostics (RL02 drive)

by billdeg - 07/06/2016
Total messages in this thread: 3
Last Post: [ RL11 Controllers OK ] 07/21/2016
Found at lot here, but not ZRLG or ZRLH http://www.retro...evices/RL02.html so, I am going to try the maindec-11-dzrla-a-pb1 and maindec-11-dzrla-a... [ read more ]

Felt-Tarrant Comptometer Model J

by billdeg - 07/07/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
The Comptometer Model J, manufactured by Felt-Tarrant, Chicago. This unit has a serial number... [ read more ]

X-Men: Apocalypse: IBM PCs in CIA office

by billdeg - 06/25/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
Just for the record, when you watch this movie, if you do...the IBM PCs in the CIA office are mine. I rented them to the movie. The scene is supposed to depict the CIA offices as they would have looked in 1983. I am pretty sure they would not have had IBM PCs on every desk back then. They would... [ read more ]

For-Sale Thread

by billdeg - 06/25/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
NOTE: date of thread = the last update date. Note there are some old specific item for-sale threads on this site. If they're not linked from here, they're probably expired/sold. Kilobaud (Microcomputing) Magazines - Nearly complete set - $lets make a deal C... [ read more ]

Digital Rainbow 100 Restorations

by billdeg - 06/24/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
DEC Rainbow 100+ removed from and resting upon it's pedestal case. Click for larger image.
This thread will do... [ read more ]

Computer History and Restoration Links

by billdeg - 06/20/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
The thread date will be updated to indicate the last update. Suggest a site here. Bitsavers Software and Document Archive http://bitsaver...ge.com TextFiles.com rTTY Art Repository http://artsc...LLECTION/ Mazjel.com Datastore: ... [ read more ]

Configuring a DL-11 M7800 serial card

by billdeg - 06/14/2016
Total messages in this thread: 4
Last Post: [ Repair Tips ] 06/16/2016
DL-11 M7800 front side jumpers
This DL-11 M7800 serial card was installed in the rear... [ read more ]

Restoring a Lear Siegler ADM-3A

by billdeg - 06/13/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
Ian Primus clued me in about the potentiometer just behind the yoke of the ADM-3A display CRT. These are used as a secondary control used to adjust the brightness... [ read more ]
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