Reminder for Workshop: Installing CP/M on your S-100 computer , signup begins today, Feb.1st
Installing CP/M on your S-100 computer workshop
signup begins today, Feb.1st
For the vintage computer enthusiasts, in conjunction with
the MARCH Computer Museum and the Delaware Hackerspace
group, we like to invite you to a new workshop this year
involving vintage computers.
This new workshop is about CP/M and it will
teach you how to install, build and configure CP/M on your
vintage S-100 computer system. All the necessary steps are
shown during the lecture and afterward is a hands-on
training session which will let you upgrade your S-100
computer with a floppy disk based system and CP/M.
Instruction and lecture will be provided by Rich Cini of
the Altair32 emulator project.
Please look at the link below about the workshop checklist
for a detailed list of requirements about this workshop.
You'll need to know what to prepare beforehand to get ready
for this workshop. Ask any questions you have about getting
ready before the start of the workshop. A knowledge of
assembly programming, S-100 hardware, and CP/M operation is
required for this workshop. Please do not come unprepared.
We currently have seats for 12 workbenches for those who
want the hands-on training. An additional 10 seats are
available for those who like to watch and learn. If we
happen to get more requests for this workshop, we will try
to accommodate as many people as possible. This is a first
come, first serve event, sorry, but we cannot accommodate
latecomers. Once the registration opens, please specify
which seat you like to reserve.
The workshop is located very close to I-95 for those that
are drivng. More information can be found at the
Delaware Hackerspace website below.
Workshop Checklist - view message thread
103 W. 7th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Feb. 1st, 2010
Apr. 1st, 2010
Apr. 10th, 2010
hours: Sat: 12noon - 7pm
Altair32 emulator project
MARCH Computer Museum
Please send any questions offline.
see you there !
If you have other computers such as the Kaypro, Advantage, etc which already have CP/M running, you can use this too. They just need to be 100% working. As this is not a repair workshop.
Basically, even though it would have CP/M already running on this, the hands-on training will show you all the technical details about how to configure and install CP/M on your current machine. Then you can apply this knowledge to any other machine that wouldn't have CP/M already.
You would need to get prepared with all the technical manuals for your machine to extract the configuration info so you can edit and patch the CP/M source code to support your machine (that's what you will learn). We would help in locating any manuals you might be missing.
It's Feb and that means TCF http://www.tcf-nj.org is coming in a few months and I didn't go last year and from what I was told, thats OK.
Is there any reason to go this year?
Is anyone going this year?
I am more looking forward to Spring March party than TCF, but might as well get it out there.