Re: [midatlanticretro] KIM-1
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> From: "Barry L. Kline" <blkline@...>recently
> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 11:59 AM
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> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] KIM-1
> Mike Loewen wrote:
> > I'm thinking about building the SD Systems Z80 Starter Kit I
> > acquired. Similar layout with hex keypad, 7-segment LEDs, on-board2708
> > programmer and Kansas City cassette interface. I need to inventory theI think a working kit is "worth" more than an unknown status, unbuilt kit.
> > parts to see if anything is missing.
> So now you're at the place I was when I found an unbuild Heathkit years
> after Zenith bought them and stopped the kit. Do I enjoy the
> experience of building the kit, or do I keep the kit intact so that I
> can claim that I have an unbuilt Heathkit.
Not that it really matters.
I got a N* MDS drive kit a while back. I assembled it and I used it. And
then the vintage computer police came to my house and stamped on my tomato
plants. Or maybe it was deer.
>> if you want to run KIM software and see what it was like in the early days of home computers, then the microKIM is perfect. It's also safer to play with since parts are readily available.Also, Vince B. (who makes the kit) is a very nice guy and a good friend to MARCH. We should all support him.