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2000RE: [midatlanticretro] Looking for things to do with SIMMs

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  • Richard A. Cini
    Jan 2, 2006
      You know, this brings up an interesting idea. I don't know if this was
      discussed previously but why can't we have a "vintage parts stockroom" at
      InfoAge? A few sets of steel shelving and some boxes would enable us to
      aggregate and inventory our collective spare hardware for use among the
      members. So, if someone is looking for an ISA serial card or a monochrome
      video card, they'd know where to go.

      In reality, this is probably too hard to implement because the shipping
      burden would fall to someone close, but if you're within driving distance,
      it might make sense.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jim Scheef
      Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 10:55 AM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Looking for things to do with SIMMs


      Early Pentiums that use 72-pin SIMMs make excellent routers - just add two
      three NICs stir in M0n0wall, bake for 15 minutes and you have a very
      router. If one of the NICs is a Wi-Fi card, you have a really cool wireless
      router with features seen only in commercial-grade Wi-Fi equipment.

      I think we already discussed my "need" for a set or two of 4M 30-pin SIMMs
      or 8 sticks) for my 486 machine.

      If you can find a nice set of 32M 72-pin SIMMs, they might work well to
      a NetBEUI to TCP/IP bridge using NT as the OS. I have some vague idea that
      this could be useful for the museum.


      --- Kelly Leavitt <kelly@...> wrote:

      > OK, I have several hundred various SIMM sticks. One half would be 1 meg
      > 30 pin stuff. The rest is 72pin stock of varying sizes up to 32 meg.
      > Any suggestions for a project to use these up? Anyone need any?
      > This is just taking up more space than I'd rather reserve for old
      > memory.
      > Thanks,
      > Kelly

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