Re: My Altairs shown at OVGE
- Excellent! You have quite a nice stable of Altairs.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, charles_pearson
> Back in May I brought two of my Altair 680's to a PC hardware class
> show my classmates what computers were like thirty years ago. Themy
> response by my classmates was muted, at best, but when I posted the
> event on my Digital Press and Atari Age blogs, a lot of people were
> thrilled (here's a link
> <http://ubikuberalles.livejournal.com/15002.html> to the entry on
> LiveJournal blog). One online friend thought it was so cool that hesix
> invited me to bring my Altairs to the Oklahoma Video GameExhibition
> (OVGE <http://ovge.com/> ) on August 19th. He even bought an extra
> foot table at the show so I could display more than just onemachine. I
> agreed to his offer and showed up at Tulsa with four Altairs (a680b,
> 680b turnkey, 8800 and an 8800b) and other equipment.a
> Here is a picture of my setup at the show (click on the picture for
> bigger view):game
> [Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting] <http://photobucket.com/>
> Another picture of the setup with my ADM 5 terminal displaying the
> of Star Trek:<http://photobucket.com/>
> [Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting]
> I don't have a working floppy drive for my Altairs but I do have
> Extended Basic on ROM. Thus, I was able to upload Startrek on theAltair
> via a terminal program from my laptop.there
> Although most of the showgoers gave the Altairs a cursory glance,
> were a number of people who were fascinated by the machines andasked me
> a lot of questions. A couple of my online friends were there andthey
> thought it was cool to see: for many it was the first time theyever saw
> an Altair in person. Overall I'd say my display was a success andI'm
> glad I took them to Tulsa. I posted a couple entries about the showon
> my blogs and I got a good response. Here's a linkpost if
> <http://ubikuberalles.livejournal.com/23259.html> to my first blog
> entry on LiveJournal and a link
> <http://ubikuberalles.livejournal.com/23379.html> to the second
> you want to see more pictures of the show and myAltair setup. Earl,the
> friend who invited me to OVGE, also posted about the show in hisblog.
> Until this year, I've always been a spectator to the shows I've
> (CGE <http://www.cgexpo.com/> is the show I go to most often). Soit
> was nice to contribute to these events. I hope you enjoyed my pics.
> Sorry it took so long to post here about it.
- --- In email@example.com, "Steve" <alltare@...> wrote:
>Thanks! That's not even my entire collection. In addition to the four
> Excellent! You have quite a nice stable of Altairs.
Altairs I brought to the show, I have another Altair 680b Turnkey, an
Altair 8800a and additional 8800b (although most of the front panel
switches on that machine are busted). I also have a couple Altair Hard
Disk Controllers but neither of them have cables or S-100 cards for
the Altairs. Mostly my collection sits on some shelves in my spare
bedroom but every once in a while I power up the 8800 to play a game
of StarTrek for old times sake.
Oops, sorry for the brag but I thought I'd just share what I have on hand.
- Hello all,
I need a drive door for one of my Pertec 8" drives. If anyone
interested, I can have several made. So, if your drive door is broken
and you want a replacement, please let me know how many you need.
I can get up to 25 made, and the more I make the cheaper they are.
I have a few questions.
1) Are we talking about the door only, or the entire front consisting
of door, bezel, and latch?
2) Black (for FD500 drives) or white (for FD400s)?
3) Will the silver trim strip be installed or available?
4) Can you tell us approximate price per unit?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dr. Larry Pyeatt"
> Hello all,
> I need a drive door for one of my Pertec 8" drives. If anyone
> else is
> interested, I can have several made. So, if your drive door is broken
> and you want a replacement, please let me know how many you need.
> I can get up to 25 made, and the more I make the cheaper they are.
- I'm trying to get the doors and bezels' but could make latches as well.
I'm going for black, but could also have some done in white. I'm still
looking for a good, cheap replacement for the silver trim strip. I'll
probably have some cut in a local sheetmetal shop.
I'm aiming for under $50 per unit, and maybe even down to $25. I've
found a few companies that can do small runs, and I'm waiting for
quotes. It will help to know (potentially) how many need to be produced.
From the response I have so far, I'm looking at between 10-20 units
already. How many would you want, assuming I can get the price
down to a reasonable range?
> I have a few questions.
> 1) Are we talking about the door only, or the entire front consisting
> of door, bezel, and latch?
> 2) Black (for FD500 drives) or white (for FD400s)?
> 3) Will the silver trim strip be installed or available?
> 4) Can you tell us approximate price per unit?
> --- In email@example.com
> <mailto:altaircomputerclub%40yahoogroups.com>, "Dr. Larry Pyeatt"
> <pyeatt@...> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I need a drive door for one of my Pertec 8" drives. If anyone
> > else is
> > interested, I can have several made. So, if your drive door is broken
> > and you want a replacement, please let me know how many you need.
> > I can get up to 25 made, and the more I make the cheaper they are.
Larry D. Pyeatt, PhD.