20134Re: [midatlanticretro] Mark-8
- Mar 1, 2011On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Mr Ian Primus <ian_primus@...> wrote:--- On Tue, 3/1/11, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:*Assembly* should be very doable in two days. That, of course, assumes that you've already etched and drilled the boards.
> >>> Build it in 2 days?
> Sounds like a pipe dream.
> Some humor was intended in my comment.
yes, the assembly is quite doable for those that have the soldering experience.
And there's 24hrs in a day ;)
The big question is - are there board layout drawings available? If so, making the boards ourselves is very doable. The Mark 8 boards were simple, double sided boards. Not through plated. Making those yourself with the laser printer toner transfer method is not hard - just tedious.
Vince Briel once made the scans available on his website, I'm sure he can offer it again.
There's several websites online documenting the restoration , rebuild, etc of the Mark-8
And Jon Titus is still available as a direct source of info.
Sourcing all the components, especally the processor, will be difficult - although not impossible.
There's the private stash ;)
I see this as a very viable club project. The first step is to collect whatever information is available about the hardware of the Mark 8 - the fixes necessary to make it work, the board interconnection diagrams, etc.
For the VCF workshop, I would suggest having one person per board to assemble, then strict QA over the whole assembly before ever applying power. Be ready to stay up all night :)
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