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MITS Altair AM Radio Music Jukebox

by billdeg
Total messages in this thread: 2
Updated: [ Hack A Day Writeup ] 08/03/2018
MITS Altair8800b AM Radio Jukebox Project
MITS Altair "Jukebox" system with GE Radio on top. Click image for larger view.
MITS Altair8800b AM Radio Jukebox Project
MITS Altair "Jukebox" system exhibit at the 2018 Vintage Computer Festival. Click image for larger view.
Steve Dompier's May 1975 People's Computer Company newsletter article Music of a Sort (republished in Dr. Dobbs Feb 1976) describes how one would generate music with a MITS Altair by using the fro">... [ read more ]

Rockwell R6500 (AIM 65)

by billdeg
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Updated: [ Cassette Signal Issue ] 07/21/2018
The Rockwell model R6500 was better known as the AIM 65. The AIM 65 is a 6502-based single board computer from 1976, although the model remained popular through the early 1980's until it was eventually replaced by the AIM 65/40.
AIM stands for "Advanced Interactive Microcomputer" and the 65 most likely is a reference to the 6502 processor and related chips. Right? I have two AIM 65 systems, one was fresh out of the box and never used. I am doing my experimenting with the used unit. I also have a 8-slot card cage containing a general purpose module, Serial card, disk controller, and video controller. The system boots to the system monitor and then I can jump to BASIC. I have run some assembly programs and some BASIC programs. Pictures I have a card cage wit">... [ read more ]

Computer History and Restoration Links

by billdeg
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The thread date indicated 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: Manuals and system docs galore. http://maben.ho...S100/index.html Dave Dunfield's Site - vintage computer newbies should start here, disk archiving info here http://www.classic...dunfield Glitchworks FDC Results Registry - Drive controllers for imaging disks https://services....tfdc_results Bryan's Old Computers Document Archive http://bytecoll...om/m8_docs.htm Every Computer That Ever Was (list) http://www.crowl...computer_list Samuel S Snyder's 1964 "History of NSA General-Purpose Electronic Digital Computers" http://www.govern">... [ read more ]

SGI Octane OS install 6.5.12

by billdeg
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Pictured is the SGI desktop with a telnet connection to the Level 29 BBS via the IRIX console program. Telnet BBS-ing is a good way start testing a network connection. Click image to see more photos
SGI UNIX is called IRIX. I first installed version 6.5 but then learned the hard way that an "Overlay" would be required if I wanted to use an external DNS beyond local IP networking. I fortunately had a copy of IRIX 6.5.12 Overlay (OS patches / updates) which did the trick. I have been told it's even better to find a newer version, 6.5.2x. IRIX: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRIX">... [ read more ]

For-Sale / Items Wanted

by billdeg
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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. NEC PC-6001A with cassette RK06 Alignment Disk RK06 Data Disks UNIBUS Regulators (parts / not guaranteed) More! FOR SALE Mostly Commodore and Tandy stuff here History of Commodore Poster Items Wanted Free Stuff? (Varies every day. Donations held by me and not claimed by VCfed (who has first dibs) are avail you're a VCFed member. I have tons of spare cables and adapters. Pickup only) Contact me if you have a specific request. NEW indicated with ">... [ read more ]

Apple Lisa 210 A6S0200

by billdeg
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Updated: [ Keyboard Restoration ] 06/12/2018
In preparation for class demonstration of the Apple Lisa 2/10 I took some new photographs. Minor repairs were needed. I had to take apart the keyboard because the space bar had dislodged from the little clips that hold it in place. I also replaced the MAC mouse with an original Lisa mouse. Note the new pictures have the original mouse.">... [ read more ]

Digital VAX 4000-300

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DEC VAX 4000-300 door open
A peek with the door open of a DEC VAX 4000-300. Click image for larger view.
This photo shows the initial status of the computer. The power supply works, but after attempting to initialize, the system returns the errors as displayed on the screen. Click image for larger view.
More photos will be posted as the project progresses. More to come...">... [ read more ]

Vintage Computer Festival East 13

by billdeg
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Updated: [ Lecture Notes Intro to VAX/VMS ] 06/05/2018
Prototype RCA COSMAC Computer
A prototype of what was to become the RCA COSMAC Computer. Created by Joseph A. Weisbecker, this system has an early version of the 1801 dual-chip CPU and dates to around 1972. Click image for larger view.
Otrona Attaché 8:16
The Otrona Attaché 8:16 Portable CP/M computer. Click image for larger view.
Consu The Educated Monkey an early 20th centory multiplication calculator. Click image for larger view.
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C128 Display Cables and the 1084 Monitor

by billdeg
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with the Commodore 1084 display one can switch between all signal modes generated by the Commodore 128/128D computer. Note that there is both a CVBS (white/yellow/red) and RGB (grey) cable attached from the C128 to the 1084 display. Click image for larger view.
The CVBS / LCA button on the rear of the 1084 is in the LCA (out) position. This is required to display color while in 40-column CVBS signal mode (C64 or C128). If in the display will be grey. The position of this switch is ignored if you're using the RGB cable (80 column mode). Click image for larger view.
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Sol-20 Keyboard Mylar Balloon Fix

by billdeg
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Processor Technologies SOL-20 Terminal Computer
The Processor Technologies Sol-20 Terminal Computer after keyboard restoration experiment with a mylar balloon attempted. Click image for larger view.
Happy Confirmation Balloon
I picked up the Happy Confirmation mylar balloon at the local Hallmark shop. Note the inner lining is metallic. Click image for larger view.
This i">... [ read more ]

IRC Chat Info

by billdeg
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GeoLink
Photo of my Commodore C-128D with JiffyDOS, various drives and 1084 monitor. This system uses a RR-Net to connect to IRC chat using GeoLink software. Click image for larger view.
geoLink: ...&show=summary Thread date is last update date #C64friends = irc.freenode.net #C64NetGaming = irc.newnet.net #vc = irc.slashnet.org [I have been told the newnet.net is not as active since this thread post was first created in 2013]">... [ read more ]

DEC Server 550 converted to 11/83

by billdeg
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This thread is a collection of notes taken to get started with this DecServer 550 with 11/83 cards (right three slots). The remaining cards currently in the slots would need to be removed and replaced with others suited to a 11/83. As I got the machine the cards were not plugged in. threads to review: http://www.vcfe....php/t-26959.html SO far I have: M8190 AE (CPU) M8637 EH (or EA?) RAM M8637 EH RAM need to complete build using QBUS cards on hand. http://scandocs...47AA-MG-001.pdf look to see if I can find RA72 drives and cables within my inventory. I have the correct controller cards: M7164 qbus sdi disk adapter 1 of 2 M7165 qbus sdi disk adpater 2 of 2 I">... [ read more ]

1993 HP NetServer 4d/66 LM

by billdeg
Total messages in this thread: 3
Updated: [ Power Supply Bad ] 07/12/2018
HP Netserver 4d/66 LM With Pentium Upgrade
The HP NetServer 4d/66 LM with Pentium 66 upgrade installed was among the initial class of Pentium 60/66 machines sold in the USA. As far as I can tell, the name plate is the only thing differentiating this unit from a 4/66 LM that shipped with the Pentium installed by the factory. I have the 486 EISA card that was removed from this computer after it received a field upgrade. Click for larger view.
HP Netserver 4d/66 LM With Pentium Upgrade
HP's NetServer cache co">... [ read more ]

DEC QBUS and VAX card inventory

by billdeg
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This thread is for internal inventory purposes, please contact me if you need a part from this list. box 1 KZQSA M5976 -SA SCSI L4006 BA CPU DESQAB -SA M3127 -PA ALLEN BRADLEY 6008-SQH2 SERIES A REV C M7168? M7621-AM M7769 DSSI Disk Interface M7606 AF MicroVAX II CPU M7605 AC TQK25 tape drive controller M7622-AT RAM Microvax III M7621-AM RAM Microvax III M7622-AL RAM Microvax III M7504 QBUS Ethernet Adapter M9047 grant continuity M9060 YA Q-BUS +5/12VOLT LOAD MODULE CXY08 -M M3119 -YA CXY08-A 8-Line Asynch Multiplexor M7168 VCB02, QDSS 4-plane colour bitmap CXY08 -M M3119 -YA DELQA -SA M7516 -PA M7622-AT Microvax III M7621-AF M7169 (verify this) M7625 KA655-BA microvax III CPU M7620 KA650 Microvax III CPU PLASTIC MILK CRATE M7164 qbus sdi disk adapter 1 of 2 M7165 qbus sdi disk adpater 2 of 2 L4005-AA ?/ ~1987 vax 4000 RAM CXY08 -M M3119">... [ read more ]

Items Wanted

by billdeg
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This list is maintained regularly. Thread date is last update. Contact me Here. DecMate I 8" OS/8 disk(s), and if anyone has a spare 37-25 pin RX02 cable. Working PDP 11/40 EIS card, KE11-E M7238 PCS Micropac 80, Superpac 180 and related DATAC 1000 6502 trainer RCA COSMAC Microkit manual MPM-103. GO Tablet Model G400 power supply or battery (24V ). Commodore B Series hi-profile keyboard(s) Computer Data Systems "Versatile 2" s-100 computer 1977 (Newark, Delaware USA computer) Casio FX-9000P Canon CX-1 or BX-3 Acorn BBC Model A Eagle Computer Eagle II E (I have disks, need computer) Sord SM80X Oki 1F COM7 laptop Morrow Decision 1 Microvoice Nugen Sycor Model 302 Key-Cassette Terminal California Technology International 1108-A Manual/documentation Any mid 70's micros like the Sphere, Compucolor II, H">... [ read more ]
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