31263RE: [midatlanticretro] Re: Idea for our Maker Faire exhibit
- Jun 13, 2013Mike wrote:
> My assumption is that most of the Maker Faire attendeesThat sort of matches up with a VCF display I'm planning to
> have at least a passing interest in "making" stuff.
do some day titled "So You Say You've Built A Computer".
The display would be broken into segments like:
Did you use a screwdriver? How about a drill or saw?
This section would contain information and artifacts
about the simple mechanical aspects involved in a
vintage computer chassis. I have a number of hacked
up chassis examples. Would contain various info about
mounting your own power supply, fans and other cooling
requirements, various switches, etc.
Did you customize your OS? How about your bus?
This section would show various add in cards (mostly S-100)
and describe the process involved in setting them up and
modifying the OS to use them. It would also describe the
loose interpretation of some "standards" that ended up making
cards that should be compatible incompatible. Display some
of the really "wacky" cards with dozens of jumpers to try to
cover all of the bases.
Did you use a soldering iron? How about wire wrap?
Did you copy the circuit out of a magazine? Did you
design your own?
This section would show full kits, bare boards and
proto-boards and describe the process of construction
and testing. I have a couple of unassembled S-100
card kits. Also show vintage hobbyist magazines with
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