801Re: New member
- Jul 4, 2005
> Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 00:07:55 -0000Sounds interesting. I was thinking more along the
> From: "chrism3667" <chrism3667@...>
> Subject: Re: New member
> Welcome to the list Liam.
> >The homebrew machines on the TTL computer webring
> are fascinating to
> >me. I hope to someday be skilled enough to
> > design and build one.
> I'd like to design and bulid a single board puter
> one of these days,
> but I'd settle for just building. I acquired an old
> issue of Radio
> Electronics which describes the construction of a
> robot brain, based
> on an 80188 uP. It's basically IBM compatible as far
> as I can gather,
> but the only firmware I was successful in obtaining
> was the FORTH
> interpreter ROM. It was actually manufactured by
> Vesta tech. still in
> business, and it would be nice to obtain one of
> those. Someone in
> Brazil had something similar, but he wanted an
> astronomical sum for
lines of building a simple CPU but systems are cool
too. Here's a link to a zx80 clone that I'm half
tempted to construct. It's not a kit but is made from
common off the shelf parts.
The nice thing about zx80s is that once you're done
tinkering with them they make the world's finest door
> > I try to be more of a hobbyist than a collector.Uh oh, a single post to MARCH and I'm in trouble
> But sometimes I'm
> > weak. Below is a rough list of what I have. I'd be
> happy to share
> > knowledge I have aquired.
> Frankly I'm insulted by the notion of weakness. I
> don't feel that I
> should be considered weak because I'm willing to
> drive across
> multiple states, put off eating, sleeping, and
> bathing to obtain
> vintage puters. I think rather that makes me strong,
> powerful even.
Seriously, don't feel insulted. The comment was
directed at myself. Sometimes I find myself
accumulating more than tinkering. I try to avoid that
but sometimes the toys are just too shiny. Your
self-restraint may be better.
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