21855Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Ferguson BigBoard
- Jul 6, 2011It appears that I have 4 bigboards. Two are
probably already set to act as XEROX 820-1's, one
is not populated with chips (just the sockets), and one is "BAD".
I took non-detailed pictures and I will upload soon.
At 01:50 PM 7/6/2011, you wrote:
>Hi at all of you,
>please excuse me for my poor English.
>My present in this group born cause a friend of
>me Luigi Serrantoni http://www.computerhistory.it/ was registered in MARCH.
>He told me about someone (Bill) who sold a
>couple of Bigboard. (I'm curious to know if were
>Bigboard I or instead BigboardII and also to see their pictures)
>I written all the history of mine one at my
>http://elazzerini.interfree.it/Bigboard%201/index-en.htm in english language.
>My passion started on October 2007 so not much
>time ago. My goal was to make the board alive
>and a friend of mine (Roberto Bazzano
>http://www.z80ne.com/default-e.asp) very much
>experienced of me in digital electronic made
>this dream TRUE just some weeks ago even booting
>CP/M OS ( I thanks for this Dave Dunfield with
>its imagedisk http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/img/ ).
>During those last years a made any kind of
>imaginable searches with google and ebay and in
>this way I collected all info I can.
>So in the website I got the goal to offer the
>possibility to understand those far years on which the Bigboard was born.
>The board I think has been the 1st SBC then
>Kaypro-II was a unlicensed copy with the same
>schematic ( I bougth one in the last may I added
>pics in my website but I have to test it) and
>Xerox 820-1 was a licensed copy with the same
>schematic ( I bougth one in the last may I
>added pics in my website but I have to test it).
>[the Xerox 820-2 was derived from Xerox 820-1
>and the main difference was the FDC with which
>was possible to have 8" and 5"1/4 in SSSD and DSDD ways]
>So I'm opening my horizon to those kind of
>machines and also with an Italian machine born
>in the same period called General Processor
>T-model ( I bougth one in the last october I
>added some generic pics in my website but I will
>have to test it when I will have it at my home).
>I also collected some issues of Microcornucopia
>Magazine in paper and some other issues in digital way.
>I wish that this magazine remains in the history
>so with the help di Al Kossow (bitsavers.org)
>I collected all issues here http://enricolazzerini.interfree.it/
>what i need and of course it's enough to ask for
>and if I have the info or knowledges I will help anybody who needs it.
>With this long presentation I hope to described
>my point of view so I thanks in advance who can and wish to give me some help.
>Enrico (Pisa The city with the leaning tower) - Italy
>Yahoo! Groups Links
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