18845RE: [midatlanticretro] WTD-serial terminal
- Nov 2, 2010
I can vouch for the Altair 8800micro. It’s very well done and in fact is based off of the PockeTerm. It’s a very approachable way to get into switch-based computing without all the expense and effort typically associated with it.
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On Mon, 1 Nov 2010, Richard Cini wrote:
> Gene --
> Actually I looked into it after I saw this email. It¹s a great item but
> unless ³packaged² correctly, it looses something in the look and feel area.
> I guess with the right keyboard (like an IBM ³clicky² keyboard) and a custom
> case (like the MAME arcade kind of thing, but desktop), it could result in a
> good reproduction. The second serial port is a bonus, as you can use that
> (hopefully) as a paper tape input.
It almost begs a nice wooden enclosure that would replace the Model M
keyboard case as well as provide a housing for the PCB and maybe a 14"
> I¹d be interested in seeing how true the VT100 emulation is.
> The cost is right, though -- $60 ? which makes it a no-brainer.
I'm lusting after the Mini-Altair kit myself. :)
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