16050Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Green Screen Experiance - was MARCH exhibit kiosks
- Jan 26, 2010
> that we can run on the IBM PC for exampleThat computer still doesn't turn on reliably. Many times it beeps,
gives strange error messages, and then hangs.
Also, Jeff F. reported that our PET 2001 smelled like something was
burning during startup last weekend. Not good.
> we need a working printer for banners. That's the cheapest vintageJeff B. brought in one of his printers, and we successfully tested it
> way to do signs for meetings and events. Banner and cardboard, done.
> Looks authentic.
with Print Shop on the C-64. But it's his printer, not ours, and he
says cartridges are hard to find.
What I think we should do instead is make a vintage printing station,
separate from our exhibits, that we use just for making banners. I bet
an Apple II(x) with an Imagewriter is the easiest approach, because
supplies are readily available (and because that is what I used as a kid
to make banners for all my family's parties, so I'm biased!)
Just like with the C-64s, we have a large amount of II+/IIe systems.
Although our IIc is probably a better choice for a printing station
because it's physically smaller. We can hide this away in the small
supply area behind the former Camp Evans / future ENIAC-UNIVAC exhibit.
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