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3097Re: Who has working Altair 88-DCDD or MITS 3202 series floppy drives?

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  • mfeberhard
    Feb 21, 2013
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      I do. Mine's a bit flaky right now - one of my drives misbehaves. I plan on getting to that machine soon. (That drive had a bad habit of writing on the disk when it was supposed to be reading - this is hell on my few bootable MITS disks :-))

      Partial to-do list:
      --==Altair 8800A==--
      (done).........Rebuild Altair 8800A
      (done).........Rebuild Teletype ASR33
      (done).........Get Altair 8800A working with ASR33
      (done).........Write paper tape utilities for Altair
      (done).........Modify paper MITS tape loader for hi-speed paper tape
      (done).........Reliably boot all versions of MITS paper tape software
      (to do)........Get Altair cassette tape subsystem working

      --==Sol-20 with Helios II subsystem==--
      (done).........Develop programmer kit for MM5204 EPROMS
      (done).........Suck the code out of all SOLOS EPROMs
      (done).........Burn SOLOS EPROMS with 'BOot' command into MM5204's
      (in progress)..Sell the remaining MM5204 programmer kits
      (done).........Hack 1970's B&W TV to be monitor for Sol-20
      (done).........Get Sol-20 with Helios drives running
      (done).........Write Xmodem device driver for PTDOS
      (in progress)..Use Xmodem driver to back up all PTDOS software

      --==Cromemco Z-1 with PFD, Dazzler, D+7A IO, TUART==--
      (done).........Get Persci drives working on Cromemco Z-1
      (done).........Build PC with 8" and 5.25" drives to run ImageDisk
      (Done).........Write Xmodem utility for CDOS, for Z-1
      (in progress)..Get 'all' Cromemco CDOS software onto floppies
      (done).........Get Dazzler working
      (to do)........Hack 1970's color TV to be color monitor for Dazzler
      (done).........Restore 2 Cromemco JS-1 Joysticks
      (Done).........Develop funky cable to use Persci and Shugart drives
      together on the Cromemco Z-1
      (in progress)..Write disk exerciser for Persci drives under CDOS
      (to do)........Restore 3rd Persci drive, using Z-1 and exerciser pgm

      --==Altair 8800B with 88-DCDD and/or 3202==--
      (done).........Rebuild Altair 8800B
      (done).........Develop 1702A programmer
      (done).........Sell off excess 1702A programmer kits
      (done).........suck the code out of all Altair EPROMs, including
      the one in the 8800B front panel
      (done).........Burn boot ROMs for Altair 8800B
      (in progress)..Debug Altair floppy drives
      (to do)........Restore, install and debug Altair hard disk subsystem
      (to do)........Restore and install correct QUME printer on 8800B

      (in progress)..Explain to my wife why this is not a waste of
      time and basement space

      --- In altaircomputerclub@yahoogroups.com, Stuart Wyatt <stuart@...> wrote:
      >
      > I have an 8800 and 8800B, two floppy drives, one with the painted metal face and one with the "B" plastic face. Both drives have the white doors. It all worked the last time it was turned on, but that was several years ago.
      >
      > From: altaircomputerclub@yahoogroups.com [mailto:altaircomputerclub@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of deramp5113
      > Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:10 AM
      > To: altaircomputerclub@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [Altair Computer Club] Who has working Altair 88-DCDD or MITS 3202 series floppy drives?
      >
      >
      >
      > Other than "W Tom," does anyone else in this group have a computer with working Altair 88-DCDD or MITS 3202 floppy drives?
      >
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